Gravy Boat with Tray
Chinese for export
Object Place: East Asia, China for export
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation