User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tea Caddy

Start collecting

Chinese for export. Bulbous body tapering to splayed base-band, cylindrical neck with narrow band of orange; jar of flowers front & back, roses & insects, garlands of flowers around shoulder.

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

11.75 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.807

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain