A charming and rare Chinese export porcelain 6″ plate made for the American market centered with a sepia painted view of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon encircled within a simple vine and berry border against a peach colored ground. The scene most likely taken from a watercolor painting of the period which was later turned into an engraving by Samuel Seymour in 1803. All part of a cult of mourning and patriotic remembrance after Washington’s death in 1799. Discussed in Schiffer’s China for America, page 168. With a small chip and 1″ line to the reverse restored, otherwise in very good condition with a great image. Ex-Elinor Gordon collection.