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Elliptical, slight flute at corners, flat unglazed bottom, curving sides; twined gilded flat handles, foliage on body at ends. Shaped domed cover, gilded cone finial. "Nankeen" border, "Canton" center in orange.


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

Object Place

China for export


14.29 x 27.63 cm (5 5/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain