User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Covered Tureen and Tray

Rectangular with cut corners, slightly curving sides, splayed baseband. Pig's head handles at ends. Domed cover with fruit & bud finial. Deep tray with slanting rim. Lines of ornament, blue, red, mulberry, ribbon-bows. Blue gold & ermine mantling enclosing shield with script monogram EA...

Show Full Description

Inscription

Tureen, cover, and stand painted with the initials "EA."

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

Chinese Export,

Object Place

China for export

Accession Number

51.783a-c

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain