Covered bowl for the Portuguese market, with the arms of Don Antonio José de Castro, Bishop of Oporto and Patriarch of Lisbon

Chinese for export

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


Overall: 33.5 x 33 x 23 cm (13 3/16 x 13 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. Elliptical. Curving fluted sides, molded gadroon edge & scroll design in rim. Strap handles close to body with trefoils at body. Band of beading at top of splayed foot on rectangular plinth. Cover convex & stepped with fluted flattened dome & modeled bud finial. Raised dentil border in gold on step of cover (repaired body & finial.) Green glaze with upright gold leafy lines & horizontal bands of rose scrolls & lines, tiny green leaves on white. Scalloped circular medallions front & back of body & cover enclose arms with crest of cardinal’s hat; at ends on body, foot & two surfaces of cover elliptical scalloped medallions with figures in landscapes. Not part of set.


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)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation