Pierced dish

Chinese Export


Legacy dimension: 1688: L. 9 3/8" W. 8 3/8" / 1689: L. 9 1/2" W. 8 1/2"

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View


Asia, Europe



One of a pair of pierced dishes (see 51.886). Chinese for export. Elliptical with almost flat pierced rim, gold bands of delicate design. Shield of arms, bird crest, in ermine mantling in center surrounded by sprigs of flowers and fruits.


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