Deaccessioned April 25, 2013
Plate with "Nativity"
Copied after Jan Luyken (Dutch, 1649–1712)
Object Place: East Asia, China for export
Other (Overall): 27.9 cm (11 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain, black enamel
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)
The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation