Superb Fitzhugh “Henley” Pudding Dishes #7572 Sold
Truly one of the finest examples of Sepia Fitzhugh we’ve had, this pair of meticulously hand-painted pudding dishes is even more remarkable for their American connection as they are from a service made for Captain John Dandridge Henley (1781-1835) an officer in the United States Navy who served with distinction in the First Barbary War and the War of 1812. He was born in Williamsburg, Virginia and was a nephew of Martha Washington’s, hence his appointment as a midshipman by President (and Uncle) George Washington in 1799. Centering this beautiful rendition of the Sepia Fitzhugh pattern is a central medallion with the monogram H. With only the slightest of stacking wear, otherwise fantastic condition. Measuring 8″ in diameter and dating to circa 1820.