A very beautiful form in strikingly fine condition, this wonderful Chinese export porcelain covered sauce tureen is decorated in the Orange Fitzhugh pattern and bears the arms of Seton quartering Hay.  Remarkably, this one of four services made for this family between 1770 and 1820 and given the family connections to the Honourable East India Company it is easy to see why that family was awash in fine porcelain.  According to Howard’s Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. II, page 541, Sir Alexander Seton, 5th Baronet and his three sons all served in the company.  In addition to the great family history, the piece itself is a desirable bombe form with fine molded grapevine and gilded detail and in superlative condition. Measuring 6″ x 7″.  Circa 1810.