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Chinese for Export. Pistol-handled vase on splayed foot & circular plinth. Fluted neck with raised beads at rim. Applied garlands & elliptical moulding on sides, enclosing gilt floral ornament. Blue & gold on handles, neck, raised ornament, foot & plinth.


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


Height x width: 14 x 9 in. (35.6 x 22.9 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain




Ceramics, Porcelain