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Saucer

Chinese


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter 4 5/8"

Accession Number

51.1173b

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Chinese for export. Quartered arms with unicorn and blue bull supporters, red acanthus (?) leaves from helmet below crest, and pink scroll below inscribed: “Foy pour devoir”. Tiny chain and diamond border in gold near rim; naturalistic flowers. One of four cups and saucers (see 51.1171 - 51.1174b).

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)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation