A very fine Chinese export porcelain shaped compote decorated in the Blue Fitzhugh pattern, the handsome and elegant form taken from European forms of the period. 4 1/2″ x 12′ x 9″. Very good condition. Circa 1800-1820.
Two fine examples of early 19th century Chinese export porcelain in the Blue Fitzhugh pattern. The oval one measuring 10″ x 12 3/4″; the more rectangular oval one 10 3/4″ x 13″. Both in very good condition and dating to circa 1800-1820. Priced individually, the smaller one $550.00, the larger one $750.00.
A fine and rare pair of Chinese export porcelain Sepia Fitzhugh warming dishes, made for the American market, with a direct China Trade connection as they are from a service made for Richard Renshaw Thomson, a one time United States Consul to Canton and a son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader. The service, hand-painted in the elaborate Fitzhugh pattern bears a central roundel with Richard’s initials. Measuring 10 3/4″ in diameter, both with small lines sealed, one with a virtually indiscernible glaze bubble, otherwise very good condition, and very finely rendered. Discussed in Philadelphia and the China Trade. Circa 1820. 1,450.00 each.
A very fine example of Chinese export porcelain in the rare Raspberry Fitzhugh pattern. Very well hand-painted and centered with a gilded roundel depicting a scene of a horse and cart in a country landscape along with an elegant scrolling gilded vine motif encircling the cavetto. Very good condition. Circa 1800-1820.
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.