Chinese Export
around 1730-40

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


Diam. 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, black enamels, gilding

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Rim has border with scrolls & flowers in grisaille & gold with two wheat-sheafs and two harps (?). In scroll enclosed center a farming (?) scene with a gold hillside, sepia grain, horses & cart in foreground; men, birds & one green tree. Cracked.


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