Requires Photography

Covered Cup

Chinese export


Legacy dimension: H. covered 3 5/8"

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Out on Loan

On display at The Parkman House, since June 13, 1973


Asia, Europe



One of eight covered cups and saucers (see 51.1304-51.1311c). Chinese for export. Curved sides, small baseband, double twined handle, gilded applied flowers on body. Domed cover with gilded fruit knob. Border and pattern on cup and cover.


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