Circa 1820-1840 Green Fitzhugh Chinese Export Oval Drainer with a crest of the family that more than likely a complete set of green fitzhugh was a special custom ordered in the early 1800's. This piece was used to set inside of a accompany meat platter, custom fitted. You would put the roast on this piece and the juices would drain into the deep platter. The Drainer Measures 12 1/4" X 9 1/2". The two round decorations on each side of the middle opening was apparently the family's initial inside the gold circle. More than likely every item in this set would have had this
symbol. We can not fully make out this initial 100% correctly. We have another listing on our web site for a Green Fitzhugh Plate with the American Eagle in the center of the plate, which appears to have the initial A.C. That listing has quite a bit of information which are excerpts from a article that states among other things that Thomas Fitzhugh was a Director of the British East India Company and spent considerable time in Canton, in China between 1787-1800. He had ordered a dinner service in this pattern that now bears his name, and dates Circa 1790.