Tea caddy and cover

Chinese Export
around 1750


Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number

51.801a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Chinese for export. Covered vase. Curved body tapering to splayed foot around which is applied freestanding scrollwork. On front & back in black beneath flowers pendent from scroll two seated figures with flower & garland of flowers in red. Traces of gilt. Small domed cover with plain knob has matching scroll & flower design.

Provenance

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