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American Market Thomson Sauce Tureen #6054 SOLD

A beautiful example of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market, this piece, along with several others in our current collection, from a service of sepia Fitzhugh made for Richard Renshaw Thomson, son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader, and one time American consul to Canton. With finely hand-rendered Fitzhugh pattern, bearing Thomson’s monogram, and with gilded handles and finial. Measuring 6″ tall x 7 1/4″ wide. Circa 1820.

Dewitt Clinton Plate #3935

Chinese Export plate from one of the most beautiful American Market services; these 9″ plates bear the gilded cipher for Dewitt and Maria Clinton with in a border of the “Eight Immortals”, surrounding a brightly enameled riverscape. Clinton was governor of New York and championed the building of the Erie Canal. Circa 1796 – 1810.


Rare Pair of Orange Fitzhugh Eagle-Decorated Plates #6084 SOLD

A classic example of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market, this striking pair of hand-painted Orange Fitzhugh-patterned plates are centered with a finely rendered example of the American eagle based upon the Great Seal of the United States. Each eagle supporting an inscribed shield bearing the monogram of the patriotic original owner of this service, now, unfortunately, unknown. Measuring 9 3/4″ in diameter and in very good condition with only two minute rim frits to one plate. Circa 1820.



American Market -The Arms of Alexander #4649 One SOLD

A very attractive pair Chinese export armorial soup plates of  early American interest from a service ordered for a commander in Washington’s army, Major-General William Alexander. William Alexander was born in new York and served as commander of the American Militia regiment throughout the War of Independence, and was soon promoted to the rank of Major-general.  He was one of Washington’s most able and trusted military subordinates, held in such high regard that Washington gave him command of the entire Continental Army for nearly two months.  Throughout his life he unsuccessfully claimed the disputed title of Earl Stirling, and is known as “Lord Stirling”. One of the very few American market services bearing a full coat of arms. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, page 53, as well as other publications, and exhibited in several museum collections. This service has descended directly in the Alexander family. Excellent condition.

American Market Thomson Tureen and Stand #6053 Sold

An impressive and handsome Chinese export porcelain covered tureen and stand, made for the American market, with a Philadelphia connection; from a service having been ordered for Richard Renshaw Thomson, son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader, and himself a one time American consul to Canton. Very finely hand-rendered sepia Fitzhugh with gilded handles and finial, and bearing Thomson’s monogram. Measuring 11″ tall x 14″ across, and in very good condition. Truly a centerpiece for any American market collection or table. Circa 1820.

DeWitt Clinton Dinner Plates #3882

Plates from the DeWitt Clinton Service

From one of the most striking services made for the American market, these 10″ plates are richly enameled with river scenes within borders of floating Immortals. From a service made for DeWitt Clinton the New York governor who over saw the opening of the Erie Canal. Excellent condition. Circa 1796. See a Christies’ lot with provenance.


Sepia Fitzhugh American Market Cider Jug #6074 SOLD

A great desirable form made for the American market, this especially attractive strap-handled cider jug is meticulously hand-rendered in the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern, bearing an inscribed roundel under the spout bearing the initial “H”for HONE. From a service  made for John Hone II on the occasion of his marriage to Marie Antoinette Kane in 1818. The family’s history is fully discussed in New York and the China Trade, page 116. Restoration to a chip to the rim of the cover, otherwise, very good condition with a foo lion finial with great detail and personality-a piece of sculpture in miniature. 10 1/2″ tall. Circa 1820.


Fine American Market Eagle Tea Pot #4667 Sold

A very handsome Chinese export porcelain drum tea pot with double strap handle made for the American market, centered with a sepia eagle based upon the Great Seal of the United States, with wings spread beneath a radiant star-filled halo, and holding a shield with a gilded rose. Very good condition with gilding refreshed. A classic example measuring 6″ x 10″. Ex-Elinor Gordon Collection. Circa 1800-1810. $1,500.00.


American Market Carrington Plates #s 6012, 6013 SOLD

Two very fine examples of Chinese export porcelain made for the American market with a direct association to one of the most prominent early New England China Traders. These plates are from a service made for Edward Carrington of Providence, Rhode Island (1775-1843). He was a hugely successful China Trade merchant, shipping magnate, and one time Consul to Canton from 1802-1810. His luxurious home still stands in Providence today, a testament to his status and wealth. Each plate measures 7 1/2″ in diameter and is centered with a patriotic American eagle with a halo of stars, the border elaborately decorated in a sepia and raspberry grapevine pattern. Illustrated in Schiffer’s China for America, page 128. One plate with very minor rim flakes and a small line to the reverse rim sealed, otherwise fine condition. Circa 1805.  Priced individually.

American Market Thomson 14 3/4″ Platter #6055 SOLD

Another piece we have at present from a fine sepia Fitzhugh service made for the American market with a Philadelphia connection,  centered with the monogram for Richard Renshaw Thomson of Philadelphia, son of a prominent China trader and a one time American consul to Canton, this 14 3/4″ platter is in good condition and dates to circa 1820.  $2000.