Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Tea Caddy

Chinese Export
about 1785-1805

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


11.75 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain


Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. Bulbous body tapering to splayed base-band, cylindrical neck with narrow band of orange; jar of flowers front & back, roses & insects, garlands of flowers around shoulder.


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