Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Tue, Apr 05, 2011 @ 02:07 PM

Featured is the Official White House China of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Specifically illustrated is a 10.5" Dinner Plate – which was ordered by The Roosevelt's in 1934.  This Lenox production, at the suggestion of Eleanor Roosevelt, featured an inner Gold Border with Feathers alternating with Bands of Roses with Motifs. This Creativity was borrowed from the Historic Roosevelt Family Coat of Arms.

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Simultaneously featured within this same presentation is the Official Service Plate, also Created by Lenox, for The U.S.S. Williamsburg.  It is a Stunning 11.5" Service Plate. There were other pieces of suitable matching China that FDR ordered during World War II for The Presidential Yacht.  Unfortunately, the April 12, 1945 sudden and untimely death of FDR meant that he would, sadly, never ever use or ever see this Gorgeous final U.S.S. Williamsburg Porcelain.

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 However, President Harry S. Truman immediately adopted it for his U.S.S. Williamsburg Presidential Yacht, were it remained and was used many times by him as he vacationed at his favorite Presidential Retreat in Key West. And it remained as the Official Service Plate on the Presidential Yacht until Dwight D. Eisenhower became President, in 1953.  At that point, President Eisenhower Decommissioned this large and Famous Presidential Yacht.

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Only the U.S.S. Williamsburg Service Plate had the Dramatic Encircling 13 Gold Stars, representing the 13 Original States.  Following the Decommissioning of the Presidential Yacht, all of the U.S.S. Williamsburg China was taken to the Presidential Retreat, Camp David.  There this Beautiful China remained, for many years, until finally being retired. Other Camp David  China, also illustrating the Seal of the President of the United States arrived.  However, it was really not until the Ronald Reagan Administration that Super Quality, Camp David China, Manufactured and Designed by Pickard, came into Official use. This Splendid China featured a Rustic Red and Gold Motif. Illustrated below, for those interested in the History of America, are close-up shots of the FDR White House China.

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Currently, all of the Historic China illustrated above is in The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, also known as The American Heritage Collection. This White House China Collection is currently ranked in the Top Two Private Collections in The World.

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