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Sir William Bennett [1852-1931]. (Gorer, London); (Dreicer and Co., New York, agent for Gorer, London); sold 1911 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 vase has a concave base, which is covered with a green-tinted transparent glaze. The interior is glazed. The blue glaze is full of bubbles. The surface is touched up in many spots with paint, now discolored.


Gorer 1910, 34, no. 96, frontispiece.
Gorer/Blacker 1911, 1:pl. 1.f.
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: 189-191, color repro.

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