Covered Pitcher

Chinese for export
about 1748

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


12.86 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels and gilding

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241B)


Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. Globular on baseband, contracting at neck; tiny v-spout, scroll handle. Arms on front, chain at rim. Domed & flanged cover with flowers & chain, gilded pointed knob finial. Set with 1857-1912.41.


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