Chinese Export Platter, Fitzhugh pattern; porcelain; border motif in orange enamel; center motif of American eagle with red, white and blue shield holding in his beak a ribbon bearing the motto, E Pluribus Unum

Tureen stand for the American market, c. 1810

Unknown artist, expand_more

Porcelainexpand_more

Gift of the Winfield Foundationexpand_more  56.21.29

G209expand_more

Chinese factories developed a vocabulary of patterns that could be applied to each piece of a dinner service. The FitzHugh pattern made from 1780-1820s consists of four botanical clusters evenly spaced around a central panel. The central panel could contain a landscape, monogram, or coat of arms. FitzHugh decoration is monochromatic, usually in underglaze blue, but appeared in other colors as well, as seen in these platters in green and orange. Customized for the American market, their center features an eagle holding a ribbon with the national motto E Pluribus Unum in its beak.

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Tureen stand for the American market
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Accession Number
56.21.29
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Chinese Export Platter, Fitzhugh pattern; porcelain; border motif in orange enamel; center motif of American eagle with red, white and blue shield holding in his beak a ribbon bearing the motto, E Pluribus Unum