Presenting for sale a late 18th to early 19th century Chinese Export green Fitzhugh oval platter in a classic quadrant pattern with center medallion and diaper border. The medallion is monogrammed in gilt with the letter “P”, probably denoting the initial of the original owners.
The name Fitzhugh derives from Englishman Thomas Fitzhugh in association with a service that he ordered from China in 1780. It became very popular as an export ware in America during the 19th and 20th centuries and has continued to be sought after by eager collectors.
This lovely platter is in very good condition, no breaks, chips, or flaws, with only gilt wear to the edge. There is also a small speck of clay or enamel caught in the firing process and original to the piece in the area to the lower right of center.
Size: 17 ¼” Length by 14 5/8” Width.
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