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Tureen

Contracted neck, tapering sides, splayed base. Turned handles, applied foliage on body at ends. Domed cover, blue, gold and red outlined on edges. On sides in blue and gold ermine mantling, shield with monogram TER and crest of demi-lion with banner 5 issuing from tower.

Inscription

Small tureen and cover with initials "TER."

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, around 1800-1820

Accession Number

51.784a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, overglaze enamels, gilding

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain