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Green Fitzhugh 6 3/8″ American Eagle Plate #6039 SOLD

A very finely painted Chinese export porcelain 6 3/8″ plate made for the American market, vibrantly decorated in the Green Fitzhugh pattern and centered with an image of a spread eagle, based upon an early image of the Great Seal of the United States. The symbolic bird bears the E Pluribus Unum scroll in its beak, as well as supporting a shield inscribed with the gilded initials of the plate’s first owner, as yet unidentified. With a line to the reverse rim and some rim roughness restored, otherwise good condition with no restoration to the image of the eagle. Circa 1820.

 

Rare and Fine Yongzheng Cockerel Plate #6069

A very good and very interesting example of Yongzheng period famille rose decoration, this octagonal 8 1/4″ plate features the very popular theme of cockerels in a landscape with the two yellow birds in this particular piece virtually one over the other in a very fore-shortened space bordered to one side by the strong vertical of a leafing tree trunk and a swaying over-sized peony all within a shaped outer border of flowering prunus and peony branches against cell-work diapered ground. All in rich, thick enamels, proud of the surface. Very good condition, a great, fun, vibrant design. Circa 1730-1735.

 

American Market Thomson 15 3/4″Platter #6055

A piece from a fine group of Chinese export porcelain we have at present from a service made for Richard Renshaw Thomson of Philadelphia, son of a prominent China trading family and one time American Consul to Canton. Beautifully rendered sepia Fitzhugh, centered with Thomson’s monogram. Good condition with only slight stacking wear. Circa 1820.     $2000.

Yongzheng ‘Yang Family Warriors’ Plate #6067

A fine Chinese export porcelain plate, decorated in the famille rose palette, and in the Chinese taste, featuring a scene from the legend of the Yang Family Warriors-“The General’s Visit”. The story basically tells of a great warrior clan whose men were all killed in battle, and, in a great show of duty and patriotism, the women of the clan took the places of their fallen kin-here illustrated, the women mounted on their horses riding out as a visiting general waves his fan in recognition of their great sense of duty and honor. Measuring 8 1/2″ in diameter, in very good condition, and dating to circa 1730.

Rare Monogrammed Mandarin Plate #6008

A fine Chinese export porcelain plate decorated with a central Mandarin scene of figures on a terrace within an unusual border of small white blossoms against deep overglaze blue ground, the reverse with a rare gilded monogram of the original owner. Seldom were the services inscribed on the reverse as this example was. Measuring 8″ in diameter and in very good condition. Circa 1820.  $575.

 

Yongzheng ‘Kitten’ Teapot #6044

A charming Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period teapot and cream jug, lavishly decorated in famille rose enamels, with roundels depicting a garden stool and table with a a profusion of peony blossoms, beneath which reclines a white kitten, all against a densely worked ground with a variety of meticulously rendered diapering and scrolling foliate decoration, the cover as richly enameled and surmounted by a gilded foo lion. A very small area on the teapot possibly re-painted with line sealed beneath, otherwise very good condition and superb decoration. The teapot 5″ tall x 6 1/2″, the cream jug 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. Priced as a set. Circa 1735.  $4900.

 

 

 

American Market Thomson Tureen and Stand #6053

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.

Very Fine Yongzheng Teapot & Creamer #6051

Typifying the refinement of the Yongzheng period, this lovely Chinese export porcelain teapot and covered creamer are beautifully painted with elegant scenes of a man and a lady conversing in a landscape along with an attendant, delicate foliate gilded borders and flowering branches on the covers completing the design. The teapot measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6 1/4″ wide, the creamer 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Both in very good condition with the exception of some minor glaze loss on the creamer handle. Priced individually. Circa 1730.

 

Classic Orange Fitzhugh American Eagle Plate #6060 SOLD

A great example of Chinese export eagle decorated ware for the American market, this vibrant Orange Fitzhugh-patterned  7 3/4″ plate is centered with a fine rendition of the American eagle based upon the Great Seal of the United States, supporting a striped shield, clutching the olive branch of peace and the arrows of war, the “E PLURIBUS UNUM” banner in his beak. Very good condition. Circa 1800-1810.

 

Thomson American Market Sepia Fitzhugh #6056

large and impressive Chinese export porcelain oval warming dish, finely hand-painted in the sepia Fitzhugh pattern and bearing a central roundel with the initials RRT for Richard Renshaw Thomson (1799-1824). Thomson was the son of a prominent Philadelphia China trader, Edward Thomson, serving as an agent on his father’s behalf, as well as American consul in Canton. Several services for this family exist and they are discussed in Philadelphia and the China Trade, pages 152-153. Accompanying this fine dish is a cover from one of those other services bearing the initials of a Richard’s brother, John Renshaw Thomson, who also served in Canton as consul, appointed by President Monroe. Both pieces are  in very good condition with only slight wear. Measuring 11 1/4″ x 16″.