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Chocolate pot

Chinese export

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. Globular body, slightly flaring base-band, long cylindrical neck with modeled triangular spout & scroll handle. Domed cover with pointed knob finial. Medallions on sides depict Venus with pearls, two cupids with quivers, rose curtains, etc. Sprays of flowers on body & cover. Set with 857.41.


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