Deaccessioned April 25, 2013
Covered vegetable dish
Object Place: East Asia, China for export
Length: 11 in.
Medium or Technique
Chinese for export. [One of a] Pair of covered vegetable dishes. Rectangular, almost straight sides fluted at corners taper to flat bottom with small baseband. Ornament inside. Shaped domed cover, inset, has pierced gilt cone finial, leaves in pink & gilt.
Northeast Auctions description:
Each painted in blue enamel and gold on the interior and cover with the initials “JVP” within a medallion and surrounded by a leafy vine band, the rim gilt with a trellis diaper border edged with husk, star and upright leaftip bands, each covered with pinecone knop.
with the initials "JVP"
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)
The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation