Object Place: East Asia, China for export
Height x width: 17 x 9 1/2 in. (43.2 x 24.1 cm)
Medium or Technique
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Chinese for export. Pistol-handle, on square marbled base. Gilded raised ornament, beads around neck, garland below elliptical molding which frames sepia river scenes on front & back. Low domed cover, gilded edge, knob finial.
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