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Chinese for export

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Asia, Europe



Matching cup (51.855a). Chinese for export. Straight-sided cup curving to small baseband, impressed flutes, scroll handle. Fluted saucer. Scroll & panel border with flowers & birds. On crowned scroll & shell cartouche two oval medallions with worn gilt ciphers. Trumpeting flesh-colored angels hold crown. All else is grisaille and gilt in saucer and on cup. Date 1762 under medallion on cup.


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)

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The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation