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Cup and Saucer

Chinese export
about 1755-1760


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number

51.856a-b

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

China for export. Cup has almost straight sides curving to small baseband. Scroll handle. Saucer of much finer porcelain. Yellow with shaped quatrefoil medallions, mulberry outline, polychrome flower sprays & insects. Brown edges. Flowers in cup.

Provenance

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