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Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York; sold before 1915 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

Iridescence in the green enamel glaze is particularly noticeable on the neck and shoulder, and as with 1942.9.537 there is a crystallized appearance of the glaze at the shoulder. The crackle is somewhat darker near the foot and on the neck, but it does not appear to have been stained. This glaze ends in a neat line above the unglazed, wedge-shaped foot, dressed with a brown slip, while the green enamel ends rather unevenly just above the foot. Three pinholes are visible in the grayish white glaze that covers the base.


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: 108-110, color repro.

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