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Pierced dish

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One of a pair of pierced dishes (see 51.885). Chinese for export. Elliptical with almost flat pierced rim, gold bands of delicate design. Shield of arms, bird crest, in ermine mantling in center surrounded by sprigs of flowers and fruits.


with the arms of Le Mesurier


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,


Legacy dimension: 1688: L. 9 3/8" W. 8 3/8" / 1689: L. 9 1/2" W. 8 1/2"

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain