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Cover for Tureen

Part of a set with 51.1126a-c. Chinese export. Elliptical, curved fluted sides incurved at neck; splayed foot. Twined double handles, flowers on body at ends. Fluted scalloped edge, molded domed cover with mushroom (?) finial, blue leaves at body. Deep tray with nearly flat fluted & scalloped...

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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

Chinese Export, about 1785-1800

Object Place

China for export


Length: 15 3/4 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain