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Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York; sold 1913 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

A light green enamel covers the interior, exterior, and base of the vessel. The underlying glaze is gray-white. The interior crackle is less pronounced and consistent than that on the exterior. The green enamel stops in a neat line at the mouth, so that the mouth rim is simply covered with the underlying gray-white glaze. At the foot a small amount of enamel flows over the glaze onto the foot-ring. The unglazed foot-ring has been coated with a deep brown wash. It shows almost no wear and has a sheen. There is a small, deep flaw in the green glaze along a crackle line on 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: 126-127, color repro.

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