Plate

Chinese Export
about 1740
Copied after Jan Luyken (Dutch, 1649–1712)


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Dimensions

9 1/8 in. diam.

Accession Number

51.904

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, black enamel, gilding

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Nativity scene based on an engraving by Jan Luyken in grisaille & gilt in center. Border with trellis panels, strapwork, cornucopias, and trailing foliage. Back of rim chipped.

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