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Deaccessioned April 25, 2013


Chinese Export

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


H. 4 1/4 in.; W. 9 1/2 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with polychrome decoration


Asia, Europe



Square with fluted corners & shaped rim; sides curved to baseband. Band of gold & brown guilloche between brown stars on lighter brown; gold dotted brown line above & gold edge; below gold lines on brown & scalloped lines of gold & brown with gold sprigs; inside and out. Sprays of flowers in gold & brown in center & on two sides, gold ellipse with leafy guilloche on other sides. Guilloche band on baseband.


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, Deaccession Date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation