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Soup plate

Chinese for export. One of a pair of soup plates. Slightly concave rim with band of gold leaves on blue, gold lattice, starred & dotted wavy blue & inside scalloped lines of gold with gold & blue sprigs. Inner band of blue with joined leaves & edges of gold. Ellipse of starred blue with gold...

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with the initials "JVP"


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

Object Place

China for export

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Ceramics, Porcelain