Requires Photography

Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Covered Tureen and Tray

Chinese Export
about 1790-1800

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


Length: 11 3/8 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain


Asia, Europe



Rectangular with cut corners, slightly curving sides, splayed baseband. Pig’s head handles at ends. Domed cover with fruit & bud finial. Deep tray with slanting rim. Lines of ornament, blue, red, mulberry, ribbon-bows. Blue gold & ermine mantling enclosing shield with script monogram EA (unidentified owner).


Tureen, cover, and stand painted with the initials "EA."


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