Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Covered Dish

Chinese Export
around 1820

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


Overall: 14.3 x 27.6 x 31.8 cm (5 5/8 x 10 7/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain


Asia, Europe



Elliptical, slight flute at corners, flat unglazed bottom, curving sides; twined gilded flat handles, foliage on body at ends. Shaped domed cover, gilded cone finial. “Nankeen” border, “Canton” center in orange.

Northeast Auctions description: Painted in a version of the “Willow” pattern, with a view of a Chinese figure holding a parasol and crossing a bridge and a fisherman poling a sampan nearby, within trellis diaper borders edged with spearheads and dumbbells, the cover with gilt pinecone knop.


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