Tea caddy and cover

Chinese Export


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number

51.800a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Chinese for export. Fluted curved body tapering to splayed foot around which is applied free-standing scroll work. Decorated in black with gilding around neck, flowers, garlands, birds, etc., on front & back crowned woman with want & bird seated on clouds

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