Cup and Saucer


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Dimensions

6.03 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.849a-b

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Chinese for export. Cup has doubly curved sides, fluted rim (repaired), small base band, scroll handle. Floral garlands on rims medallion on saucer & on front of cup: Venus at her Toilet (? clad) against architectural background & waterfalls. Saucer of finer porcelain.

Provenance

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