Tray for Gravy Boat

Chinese for export


Overall: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Asia, Europe



Part of a set with 51.911a-d. Chinese for export. Boat: elliptical with modeled shells at ends one of which forms end of domed cover, pierced for ladle handle, which fits with flat edge into other. Fluted surfaces, splayed foot, cone (?) finial. Mulberry & gold guilloche borders & mulberry garlands on cover & tray. Medallions of lady flying dove on sides & in tray which has scalloped edge & modeled shells at ends. Ladle has deep bowl, shell in orange on back, border & flowers inside, shell on forward bent rounded tip.


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