Harry G. Steele [1881-1942], Pasadena; his widow, Grace C. Steele [d. 1974]; gift 1972 to NGA.
The vase is thinly potted and covered with a colorless glaze that has an uneven surface. Several long diagonal crackle lines run through the glaze. The foot-ring is beveled and sharply trimmed; the base is recessed and glazed with a thin matte glaze.
- 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: 145, color repro.