Teapot with Cover

Chinese for export
about 1755

Object Place: East Asia, China for export

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels and gilding

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241B)


Asia, Europe



Globular with straight neck & baseband. Straight spout. Scroll handle. Arms of Seymour, Dukes of Somerset, on each side, flowers between, chain on shoulder. Domed & flanged cover with chain & flowers, pointed gilded knob finial. Set with 51.1163-1176.


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