A rather rare variation of the classic Fitzhugh pattern, this Chinese export porcelain 9″ soup plate is finely hand-painted in the Yellow Fitzhugh design – one of the rarest of the colorways that this pattern came in.  There are few examples of this much sought-after color today simply because we think the color was difficult and expensive to produce.  Even with three hairlines to the reverse and some stacking wear this is a remarkably rare and desirable piece for any Fitzhugh collector.  19th century.