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One of a pair of platters (see 51.792). Chinese for export, for Spanish market. Elliptical, long and narrow, with flaring sides and shaped edge.


The arms of Galvez encircled by the Order of Charles III of Spain and within pennants and cannons.


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)

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The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation

Chinese Export, about 1780

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, overglaze enamels




Ceramics, Porcelain