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Chestnut bowl with lid

Elliptical with bulbous sides, raised & gilded rays on body above high molded foot. Gilded shell handles at ends. Openwork cover in radiating pattern with woven work midway; double bulb finial. In black: garlands & flowers on rim & foot; acanthus design band on rims of foot & cover; elliptical...

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Provenance

By 1941, the Winfield Foundation; 1951, gift of the Winfield Foundation to the MFA.

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation

Chinese export, about 1785

Object Place

China for export

Accession Number

51.777a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain