Punch bowl

Chinese Export
late 18th century

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


Diam. 20 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. Curved sides, cylindrical base. Elaborate bands & garlands in orange & gold inside & outside rim. Simple ornament on base. Sepia medallions: landscape with boat & men in foreground, front & back; brown & gold flower sprays on sides. Inside: fantailed fish (3 red & gold, 1 silver & red) amid green leaves. 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