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Slightly curved sides & small base-band. Red lines straight & wavy on edges. In center of saucer & on side of cup: three Chinamen, one with parasol, one leaning on table (?) where-on is flower vase. Flowers at sides, all on green ground.

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

Dimensions

Diam. of cup: 3 1/4 in. Diam. of saucer: 5 in.

Accession Number

51.916a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain