Covered Pitcher

Chinese Export

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, unerglaze blue and enamel decoration

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Covered pitcher. Barrel-shaped “cider jug” with modeled bands. Band of blue ornament at neck & small spout, blue on twined flat handles & applied flowers on body. Garlands & sprigs of roses; large spray of flowers on each side. Domed cover with spout-cover, dog finial, matching blue.


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