Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Platter

Chinese Export
about 1790-1800


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Dimensions

Length x width: 34.3 x 40 cm (13 1/2 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.891

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Chinese for export. Elliptical, nearly flat rim with mulberry & gold design on edge & sprigs of flowers, grooved above deep depression with heavy yellow crackled glaze, mulberry scallops & flowers.

Northeast Auctions description:
Reseved in the center with purple roses and floral sprays on a yello “tessellated” ground, the rim with sprigs surrounded by a flowerhead and cross rim edge.

Inscription

Paper label: "Sarah Poter Conover, Inc. / 7-2486"

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