Thomas B. Clarke [1848-1931], New York; sold 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.
- Chemistry (December 1955): 27-29, repro. back cover.
- 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: 220, color repro.
The vessel is thrown in three sections that are luted together. The interior and recessed base are glazed, with a rounded foot-ring. There are numerous small pits and scratches in the glaze surface, several chips in the glaze at the edge of the lip, and two hairline cracks in the lower sides.