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Gravy Boat with Tray

Chinese for export


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number

51.950a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Chinese Export. Fluted elliptical boat, and extended to form lip, scroll handle. Leaf-shaped tray. Basket pattern border with blue band of dotted circles on outside, blue line on inside, gold leaf design & gold sprigs of flowers. In center arms: az. between 3 mullets a chevron or; in simple scroll & leaf cartouche. IN SUBLIME on scroll below; crowned bird with spread wings 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