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Richard Bennett, Northampton, England; sold 1911 to (Gorer, London); (Dreicer and Co., New York, agent for Gorer, London); sold 1914 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.

Technical Summary

The body is covered with a grayish white glaze, over which there is green enamel. A large pinhole appears in the green enamel at the base of the neck. There is some slight iridescence in this enamel, which is an especially brilliant emerald hue. The color is relatively uniform, lightening only a little near the mouth rim. A few small, dark spots are scattered over the surface. The crackle is very fine and even. Although the underglaze ends in a neat line above the foot, the green enamel consistently spills over onto the brown, slightly rough foot in an uneven fashion. The base shows the underlying grayish white glaze without the green enamel; the unglazed wedge-shaped foot rim is covered with a brown wash.


Gorer 1911, 71, no. 349.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 22.
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: 112-113, color repro.

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