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Catalog Number R1981.2.2
Object Name Plate
Description 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
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, Probably Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Museum Purchase
On View No