Harry G. Steele [1881-1942], Pasadena; his widow, Grace C. Steele [d. 1974]; gift 1972 to NGA.
This vessel was made in the traditional manner of coiling and has an intentionally uneven surface. The bowl is covered with a colorless glaze applied over an iron oxide slip. The foot-ring is wide, and both the foot-ring and the base are glazed.
- 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: 268, color repro.