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Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Tea caddy with cover

Chinese Export
about 1810

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain


Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. Tea caddy with cover. Rectangular in section, curving shoulder with woven design; cylindrical neck. Arms on front & back, flowers on sides, Flanged cover, band of weaving, gilded knob finial. (edge & finial chipped). Set with 555-633.4


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