a Majestic White House piece of China once owned and used by President James Monroe and First Lady Elizabeth Monroe has finally been located. It is an extremely rare Dessert Plate once in the Official White House China Collection.
JAMES MONROE MAJESTIC WHITE HOUSE DESSERT PLATE
Pictured above is an 8.625" Dessert Plate – French; manufactured by Dagoty and Honore' - Nast Paris. Some attribute this Stunning Plate to Andrew Jackson. Recent investigation concludes that this is not so. After careful research, especially by Robert McNeil and Susan Gray Detweiler, this rendering is more aptly related to the James Monroe Administration – Why? Because the important Mark on the verso of the plate (shown below) was used only during the years 1816-1820 - thus, James Monroe and not Andrew Jackson.
VERSO MARKING OF THE JAMES MONROE WHITE HOUSE SERVICE
Other important points clearly establish the blue bordered service as coming from James and Elizabeth Monroe. Two cups matching this exact same service are currently at the Monroe Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Also in the Monroe Museum is further Provenance of ownership, indicating that it came directly to them via descendants of President and Mrs. Monroe. Also, pieces emanating from two other different Public Collections share a common Provenance through Descendants of Daniel Webster. These are specifically identified as the White House Service having belonged to Elizabeth and James Monroe.
MAJESTIC EAGLE CENTERED ON THE WHITE HOUSE CHINA OF JAMES MONROE
Today, this important piece of Presidential Porcelain is in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, also known as The American Heritage Collection.
- THIS HISTORIC PLATE OF JAMES MONROE'S IS IN THE COLLLECTION OF RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX
PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE OF VIRGINA