Bess Truman and Harry S Truman chose, in 1951,this Classic example for their Official White House China. Depicted below is a beautiful 11.375" Service Plate, by Lenox, Inc., of Trenton, New Jersey. By an Executive Order of October 25, 1945, President Harry S Truman ordered up the final details of a standardized Presidential Seal design and directed same Seal to be used henceforth. By 1951, a new State Dining Room Service was determined to be needed, in part, to complement the total restoration during the period 1948-1952 of The White House, to include the State Dining Room.
STUNNING LENOX SERVICE PLATE (11.375") FROM THE TRUMAN ADDITON TO THE PERMANENT WHITE HOUSE COLLECTION
The principal design elements of the Elegant Truman China are a wideband soft green between Gold; and the outer rim has a Gold band etched with a cable or chain motif. The Presidential Seal is rendered in a prominent Gold 3-D like effect. This Presidential Seal was then placed on each piece of the total of 120 piece Place Settings of the Truman White House China. However, The Presidential Seal was prominently displayed in the exact center of the Service Plate only.
A CLOSE-UP OF THE DRAMATIC 3-D EFFECT PRESIDENTIAL SEAL FROM THE CENTER OF THE SERVICE PLATE OF HARRY S TRUMAN
Without a doubt The President and Mrs. Truman had selected a Stunningly Elegant example that is not only a source of Pride of todays White House China Collection, but also coveted by advanced Collectors to this very day.
THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. TRUMAN ON A WORKING VACATION IN INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI
The White House China - An Elegant Service Plate of President Harry S. Truman, illustrated above, is a Premier piece and is currently in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection - also known as - The American Heritage Collection.
HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX
VERSO MARKINGS OF THE HARRY S TRUMAN WHITE HOUSE CHINA X307 DENOTES SERVICE PLATE