Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Pierced fruit dish

Chinese Export
about 1795

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


5.08 x 25.46 cm (2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain


Asia, Europe



Chinese for export. Shallow curving sides, pierced, small baseband. Green & gold ornament above & below piercing; circle around center of gold & floral guilloche at top of which is arch for coat-of-arms. Flowers in center.

Northeast Auction description:
With the armorial above a floral bouquet and sprigs, within entwined floral and husk borders.


The arms of Le Mesurier.


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, Deaccession Date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation