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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 181

    A PAIR OF 'ORANGE FITZHUGH' PLATES FROM THE THOMSON SERVICE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF 'ORANGE FITZHUGH' PLATES FROM THE THOMSON SERVICE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    In the center of each the cypher EAT in iron-red, contained within the characteristic Fitzhugh pattern
    9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) diameter (2)


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    Philadelphia merchant Edward Thomson (1771-1853) married Ann Renshaw in 1796. He had a thriving business, sending many ships to China, until the 1825-26 bust in tea. See J.G. Lee, Philadelphians and the China Trade, pp. 152-3.