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M. J. Perry.[1] J. Pierpont Morgan [1837-1913], New York. (Duveen Brothers, New York); sold 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

This large vase is made from two globular sections luted together at the waist; the lower section is itself made in two parts. The upper section rises in a tapering neck to the lip. Two parallel grooves encircle the waist. With the exception of the rounded foot-ring, the entire vessel is covered with a deep yellow transparent glaze.


Morgan 1904-1911, 2:80, no. 1315, pl. 121.
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: 133, color repro.

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