Cup and saucer

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

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Chinese for export. Cup curves to small baseband, ornamented scroll handle. Mulberry guilloche design between gilt lines on rim, pendent swags below. In ribbon-twined gold medallion: lady flying dove from cage in lap, bowing man with hat & gun in hands, mandarin in tree, landscape background; in polychrome. Deep saucer with matching design.


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