Deaccessioned April 25, 2013
Height x width: 8 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (21 x 21.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Chinese for export. Elliptical, bulbous sides, splayed foot, orange and gilt handles at ends. Domed cover with angular bail handle in orange.
Northeast Auctions description:
The tureen of oval bombe form, each piece painted with floral-filled cornucopia amidst scattered sprigs, the rims with Greek key devices suspending entwined floral garlands and vinery, the molded scroll handles with shell thumbrests.
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, Deaccession Date: April 24, 2013)
The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation