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Marquis de Montault, Château de la Terte, Trescuel, L'Aigle, Normandy. Lord Hastings, London. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1908 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History

Chinese Porcelains in European Mounts, China House Gallery, China Institute in American, New York, 1980, no. 30.
Mounted Chinese Porcelain, traveling exh. organized by the International Exhibitions Foundation, shown at The Frick Collection, New York; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, 1986-1987, no. 32.
Fanciful Flourishes: Ornament in European Graphic Art and Related Objects, 1300-1800, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, brochure, no. 78, as Chinese Vase in the Form of a Goldfish, on French Gilt-Bronze Mount by Chinese Qing Dynasty and Fre
Loan for display with permanent collection, Seattle Art Museum, 2007-2009.

Technical Summary

The condition of both the porcelain and the gilt bronze mount is excellent.


Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 19.
Christensen, Erwin O. Chinese Porcelains of the Widener Collection. Washington, 1947 (rev. ed. 1956): 26; 1956, 30.
Lunsingh Scheurleer 1980, 95, fig. 331.
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 34, color repro. 35.
Mounted Chinese Porcelain. Exh. cat. The Frick Collection, New York; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami. Organized by International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1986: no. 32.
Bower, Virginia, Josephine Hadley Knapp, Stephen Little, and Robert Wilson Torchia. Decorative Arts, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings; Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 261-263, color repro.

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