Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | February 26, 2014

The Fitzhugh Border


The border of this blue and white porcelain plate is a reproduction of what was known as the Fitzhugh border pattern, named for Thomas Fitzhugh, director of the East India Company, who ordered a porcelain service with a border pattern of similar design.  The 302 piece dinner and tea  service with the emblem of the order of Cincinnati, acquired by George Washington for his use, featured a blue Fitzhugh border.    The three mush cakes  look as they would on Mount Vernon’s porcelain as pictured even though the reproduction did not utilize the “winged figure of Fame and the Eagle insignia” of the Society of Cincinnati.

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