Cup and sacuer

Chinese export
around 1790

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

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Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. Cylindrical cup, scroll handle with scroll. Saucer, flat bottom & flaring sides. Gold etched border with four wide sepia landscape insets & four short red landscape insets, all in very scrolled borders. Under red insets wide insets with birds, under sepia narrow insets with landscapes. All in brown diaper border & within a gilded band. In center shield of arms with crest.


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)

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The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation