Object Place: East Asia, China for export
Overall: 10.2 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm (4 x 8 x 12 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Chinese for export to the English market. Elliptical, fluted almost vertical sides molded at top and bottm. Flat unglazed bottom rests on three cone-shaped feet. Rope-molded handles at ends. Arms and crest with supporters, elaborate scroll mantling, and the motto, “Maintien le Droit” on scroll. Set with ewer 51.823.
Helena Woolworth McCann (b. 1878 - d. 1938), Syosset, NY; by descent to her children, Constance (Mrs. Joseph V.) McMullan, Helena (Mrs. Winston F. C.) Guest, and Frasier McCann; 1941, lent to the MFA by the children of Mrs. McCann, through the Winfield Foundation, New York; 1951, gift of the Winfield Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1951)
The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation