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Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Plate

Chinese Export
around 1785


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number

51.780

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Circular, rim with acanthus ornament & wide band of geometric piercing. Garlands & crest with circular medallion of putti in center. The central medallion painted in brown with putti among baskets of fruit and flowers, an allegory of Autumn, after an engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1785) after a drawing by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785), from a series published by Pergolesi in 1782. Set with 57.777-781. Mate to 51.781.

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, Deaccession Date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation