Plate decorated in blue enamel and gold, with border of diapers, frets, scales, butterflies, and sprays on the rim, cell-diaper band at the well, four clusters of flowers and 'precious objects' framing a central medallion containing a leaf-and-floral spray encircled by alternating trellis-diaper and qilin panels bordered by a band of spearheads and dumb-bells.
Although the color comination is rare, the decoration is a standared variant of the original 'Fitzhugh' design. The elabroate border pattern, which is not found on the Thomas FitzHugh service, evloved from a simpler version that was popular during the 1780s. An example of the earlier border is found on the c. 1785 Society of the Cincinnati service.
|Year Range from||1820|
|Year Range to||1830|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Probably Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|