mid 18th–late 18th century
Object Place: East Asia, China for export
Diameter: 18.25 in.
Medium or Technique
Porcelain, overglaze enamels
Not On View
Chinese for export. On rim four cartouche with French arms, two with an eagle below a coronet of sunflower petals and two with a fish swimming above weeds. In the center large flowers painted in iron-red. Red flowers on back of rim. Rim chipped.
Label on underside of New York retailer "Wm. H. Plummer and Co. 7-9 East 35th Street."
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