A very attractive form, this Chinese export porcelain stap-handled sauceboat with its original lozenge-shaped stand is handpainted in the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern and bearing the initial H. Made for the American market, with the possibility of being ordered for one of two services: either for John Hone (1764-1832) of New York, or John Dandridge Henley (1781-1835) of Virginia. Other than some wear to the enamels on the stand, the pieces are in very good condition, measuring 7″ across. Circa 1820.
A wonderful example of Chinese export porcelain for the American market, this highly decorative Sepia Fitzhugh 16″ oval platter is magnificently handpainted and centered with the initials for Richard Renshaw Thomson (1799-1824) who was both agent for his father’s Philadelphia trading company, as well as American consul in Canton. Measuring 11″ x 16″ and in excellent condition. Circa 1820-24.
A nice example of the two color Fitzhugh pattern combining here in this berry dish, both an orange lattice border and a sepia enameled center, all highlighted with gilding. Measuring 8″ in diameter and in good condition with only two very short lines sealed to the rim of the reverse. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1820. $1,450.00
A very attractive Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer, made for the American market in the Brown Fitzhugh pattern and more specifically, from a service ordered for, and bearing the initials of, prominent Philadelphia China Trader, JAMES LARGE MIFFLIN, who was the grand nephew of Thomas Mifflin, first governor of Pennsylvania. Lovely quality and amazing, hand-painted and gilded detailing. Faint line to the cup, otherwise very good condition and a great form for any American market collector. Saucer 5 1/2″ in diameter. Circa 1825. $1,450.00
We have had the pleasure of having examples of this great service before and are always impressed by the quality of the decoration in both the highly detailed Fitzhugh pattern, the intense orange enamel, and finely rendered armorial. These two beautiful 9 3/4″ plates each centered with the ARMS OF SETON, one of several services ordered for the family. These particular examples are from a service made for Sir Alexander Seton, 5th Baronet; he and his three sons were all in the Honourable East India Company. See Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 541. Both in excellent condition, circa 1810.
An extremely unusual Chinese export porcelain covered warming dish very finely painted in the Orange Fitzhugh pattern, bearing a monogrammed roundel inscribed “B” and with the rather rare feature of an interior double compartment serving dish. Of generous size and in very good condition with the exception of some wear to the very bottom of the hot water dish, and some flaking of the glaze to the knop, otherwise, in good order and just a very unusual form, the likes of which we’ve never seen. Measuring about 6″ tall x 10 1/4″ across. Circa 1820.