Object Place: East Asia, China for export
23.81 cm (9 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Porcelain, overglaze enamel decoration
Not On View
Chinese for English market. Octagonal with slightly indented corners. Band of purple leaves between pairs of green lines with dots on edge. Blue lines with garlands of flowers around center. Elliptical medallion in center encloses arms of Grierson, impaling possibly Anne of Yorkshire, Davyes or Hungford.; crest: a padlock; and motto “Hoc Securior”.
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)
The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation