Saucer

Chinese for export


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number

51.859b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Matching cup (51859a). Chinese for export. Very fine porcelain, ornamented in grisaille with gilt bands at edges. Man doffing hat to woman on doorstep, two figures near fence in background. Cup (small chip on rim) has slightly flaring rim & sides curving to baseband.

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