Two fine renditions of Chinese export porcelain certainly made for the American market, this saucer and side plate both bear central oval vignettes with images of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon, both somewhat naively rendered in sepia after an 1803 print by Samuel Seymour, taken from a painting by William Birch. These are representative of a cult of mourning that took hold of Americans after George Washington’s death in 1799 as people wanted something to commemorate our Founding Father such as ordering Chinese export tea and dinner services decorated with the patriot general’s beloved home – such as the examples represented here. The 6″ diameter saucer centered with a crisply rendered Mt. Vernon within a finely gilded diapered border with butterflies and flowers in restored condition; and the 6″ side plate, also with a meticulously rendered Mt. Vernon with a peach/orange border with iron red sprigged vine border, in very good condition. Discussed in Mudge’s Chinese Export Porcelain, page 100.  Both circa 1805-1820.