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Americana & International - Session Two

Fri, Jan 14, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 578

Chinese export brown Fitzhugh tureen and undertray

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

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Chinese export brown Fitzhugh tureen and undertray of Philadelphia interest, early 19th c., the tureen initialed RRT for Richard Renshaw Thomson (1799-1824), the undertray JRT for his brother John Renshaw Thomson (1800-1862), 11" h., 13 1/2" w. and 11 3/4" l., 14 1/2" w. The Thomson family's involvement with the China trade began with Edward Thomson (1771-1853), a wealthy Philadelphia ship owner and merchant. Both sons were appointed as U.S. consul in Canton. John later went on to serve as U.S. senator from New Jersey (1853-1862). For further discussion see Jean Gordon Lee Philadelphia and the China Trade 1784-1844, pgs. 152-153. Provenance: Northeast Auctions, August 2002, lot 618.

Competitive in-house shipping is available for this lot. Tureen has a hairline running 2/3 around base.

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