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Richard Bennett, Northampton, England. (Gorer, London); (Dreicer and Co., New York, agent for Gorer, London); 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 vase is made of three sections luted together. The interior of the vase is covered with a colorless glaze, with a key-fret band in black under a dark green enamel just inside the lip. The foot-ring is smoothly beveled. The base is recessed and glazed. The vase has had four small holes drilled, apparently to hold handles, later filled and painted. There are many spots on the surface of the vase where the black enamel is missing.


Gorer 1911, 64, no. 328.
Gorer/Blacker 1911, 1:pl. 8.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 24.
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: 180-181, color repro.

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