Fitzhugh pattern

Bowl

China

Qing dynasty (1644-1912), About 1820

The design on this plate is known as the Fitzhugh pattern, which is one of the most popular underglaze blue designs. The name Fitzhugh derives from a service ordered by Captain Thomas Fitzhugh in Guangzhou in 1780. Thomas Fitzhugh was the Director of the British East India Company from 1786 to 1800.