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Covered Urn

Chinese Export

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. [One of a] Pair of covered urns. Almost straight sides curving to high domed & molded foot. Reeded strap handles, twined; applied flowers on body (gold wearing off). Band of small scrolls around foot, rim & edge of low domed cover; pebbled bud finial with green leaves. Medallion with arms on front & back.


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