Cup and Saucer


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Dimensions

4.77 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.860a-b

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Chinese for export. Sides curve to baseband. On side of cup in oval medallion & in center of saucer in circular medallion: blue & rose costumed lady plays 2-keyboard instrument, brown lined background, prow of ship (?) at left; green & mulberry drapery above.

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