An extraordinarily rare pair of Chinese export porcelain in Gold Fitzhugh dinner plates. The classic pattern originating around 1785 and proving so popular that it was created in various colorways into the 19th century. These two plates must have come from a commissioned one-off special order service with the intricate pattern hand-painted in gold, possibly ordered by a Captain Duke, of the ship Pilgrim, circa 1805.  Measuring 9 1/2″ in diameter and in very good condition.