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Teapot with Cover

Chinese Export

Object Place: East Asia, China for export


Height x width: 5 x 9 in. (12.7 x 22.9 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, enamel and gilt decoration

Not On View


Asia, Europe



Curved body with small base & neck bands. Short curved spout & scroll handle, modeled. Flat cover with gold fruit finial. Rose garlands in black & gold on cover & rim. In crowned shell & foliate cartouche [unidentified] coat-of-arms of three castles


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