Cream Pitcher

Chinese export

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Chinese for Export. Pyriform with widely spaced flutings, splayed foot, reeded and twined double strap handle with applied flowers on body decorated in blue; v-spout on rim (cover lost). Blue diaper band & gilt below on neck. Floral garland encloses shield with arms: gules, 3 martlets on a fess indented between six lions ramp or 3 & 3; demi-griffin crest above, scrolls with FIDES NON TIMET below.


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