Requires Photography

Deaccessioned April 25, 2013

Tureen

Chinese
about 1790-1800


Dimensions

Height x width: 8 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. (21 x 21.9 cm)

Accession Number

51.999a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

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.

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, Deaccession Date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation