Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Plate with "Nativity"

Chinese Export
about 1740
Copied after Jan Luyken (Dutch, 1649–1712)

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


Other (Overall): 27.9 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, black enamel


Asia, Europe



Plate with incre de chine scene after an engraving by Jan Luyken of The Nativity. Mate to 51.904 (906.41). Border with entwined strapwork and foliage.


The crest may belong to an English merchant banking family by the name of Martin.


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