Fine Sepia Fitzhugh for the American Market #4464 SOLD

Another fine example of Chinese export porcelain for the American market, representing, once again, the very active involvement of Philadelphia in the China Trade, in particular, the Thomson family.  This handsome Sepia Fitzhugh soup plate is from a service ordered by Richard Renshaw Thomson, and bears his initials. The son of prominent Philadelphia merchant Edward Thomson, Richard was in Canton acting as his father’s agent, and later became U.S. Consul to Canton from 1822-1824. He was replaced in that post by his younger brother, John Renshaw Thomson, an example of whose service we also have (see Item #4462). Measuring 10″ in diameter, and in excellent condition.  Circa 1820-24.

Available after April 25th.

American Ship Cup #4347 SOLD

A very nicely painted Chinese export porcelain handled coffee or chocolate cup made for the American market, featuring a ship with sails furled, flying two American flags. Great enamels, minor restoration to rim.  2 1/2″ tall.  Circa 1790-1800.

 

 

Raspberry FitzHugh Plate #3677

A very fine example of the chinese export FitzHugh pattern in one of the rarest and most desirable of colors! Richly painted in raspberry enamel and gilded this 8″ plate is in excellent condition and dates to the last quarter of the 18th Century.

#3677

Armorial Holborne Plate #3644

Armorial Plate Bearing the Arms of Holborne

This rare armorial bears images of Portsmith on one side and the Pearl river on the other. In between these two is what was then called Madras. $2,850.

#3644