M. J. Perry. J. Pierpont Morgan [1837-1913], New York. (Duveen Brothers, New York); sold 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.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1910-1911.
The white porcelain, revealed on the foot below the glaze, has the fine smooth texture of the period. Throwing rings can be felt on the glazed interior. Numerous small bubbles and a random crackle of ½ to 1 cm are clearly visible in the transparent depths of the glaze. In the transparent, pale aqua glaze of the base there is a fine mesh crackle, which is continuous from one glaze tint into the other. The unglazed foot has a squared bearing surface, within which the base is recessed about ¾ cm.
- Morgan 1904-1911, 2:7, no. 1302, pl. 3.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 21.
- Christensen, Erwin O. Chinese Porcelains of the Widener Collection. Washington, 1947 (rev. ed. 1956): 34, 37 repro.; 1956, 34, 37, fig. 18.
- 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: 46-47, color repro.
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