Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Reticulated basket stand

Chinese Export
about 1795


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 1688: L. 9 3/8" W. 8 3/8" / 1689: L. 9 1/2" W. 8 1/2"

Accession Number

51.886

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

One of a pair of pierced dishes (see 51.885). Chinese for export. Elliptical with almost flat pierced rim, gold bands of delicate design. Shield of arms, bird crest, in ermine mantling in center surrounded by sprigs of flowers and fruits.

Northeast Auctions description:
Painted and gilt with ermine-mantled armorial within five floral and fruit sprays, surrounded by gilt stylized cell diaper band and the rim with a leafy border.

Inscription

with the arms of Le Mesurier

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