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decorated with four poetic couplets inscribed in black enamel in standard script, in parallel columns


Richard Bennett, Northampton, England. (Gorer, London); (Dreicer & Co., New York, agents for Gorer, London);[1] sold 1912 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 lantern has two hairline cracks at the lip.


Gorer/Blacker 1911, 1:pl. 122.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 23.
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: 214-217, color repro.

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