Punch Bowl

Chinese Export

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Sides curve to baseband ornamented with line of gold. Rim has small wavy line with flowers inside and out, and larger wavy line with flowers inside. In center and on front and back in medallion a caricature of King George III with curling line of text, “For Folly George Cheap is my Name Ha Ha Ha.”


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