Richard Bennett, Northampton, England; sold 1914 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.
The underlying glaze is grayish white, with a dark uneven crackle, undoubtedly stained on the mouth rim and interior. This glaze was applied to the base and was then covered with the green enamel - it exhibits some iridescence, especially on the lower portion of the jar, and a few pinholes are visible. The crackle on the base is very fine, unlike that on the body. There is noticeable kiln debris in the interior. The foot-ring is unglazed but shows traces of the dark wash applied to the vessel.
- Gorer 1911, 75, no. 378.
- 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: 125, color repro.