The Official White House China Selection by President Benjamin Harrison became an Important Statement by this late 19th Century First Family. At last, there was to be an organized system of keeping permanent track of just exactly what was to become The Standard of The White House China Collection as we know it today.
A STUNNING SELECTION BY THE PRESIDENT & MRS. BENJAMIN HARRISON IS THIS 9.5 INCH DINNER PLATE
The Presidential China Selections shared here are from The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. The Amyx Collection is currently recognized as the second finest, privately owned, Official White House China Collection in the World.
HISTORIAN & COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010
Benjamin and Caroline Scott Harrison, in 1892, selected the featured 9.5" enchanting State Dinner Plate - manufactured by Tressemanes & Vogt, Limoges. Caroline Scott Harrison's arrival to The White House, in 1889, brought to the position of First Lady a Gifted woman of many Cultural Interests.
A GIFTED FIRST LADY - CAROLINE SCOTT HARRISON
The First Lady had an appreciation of Historical Relics connected with White House History. And it was The First Lady's ambition to make The White House a comfortable and stylish residence for a President while at the same time preserving furniture, silver, glass and China of Past Administrations. Mrs. Harrison was also a Gifted Artist in her own right who especially delighted in China Painting. And now First Lady Harrison was ready to make a Dynamic Statement about her own Contribution to The White House China Collection. And Caroline Scott Harrison did do - in a Major Way. But Sadly this Lovely Lady Passed away, in The White House, from Brights Disease, on October 25, 1892.
A VIVID CLOSE-UP OF THE GORGEOUS CENTER SEAL AS SELECTED BY THE FIRST FAMILY IN 1892
A BREATHTAKING VIEW OF THE RIM OF THE WHITE HOUSE CHINA DINNER PLATE OF THE FIRST FAMILY
ALTHOUGH THERE ARE VARIANCES WHEN IT COMES TO PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON'S VERSO MARKINGS THIS EXAMPLE DOES GIVE A FAIR EXAMPLE OF ONE OF THOSE USED
In 1891, The Harrison's also added additional Elegance of the First Order, with the selection of this Beautiful 8.5" Breakfast Plate. Tastefully, The First lady selected, for her Breakfast Plate, a white and blue border trimmed in Goldenrod which somehow was Artistically traced in Gold along the border of this Gorgeous Selection. In addition Caroline Scott Harrison was an Avid China Painter and she became one of the most involved First Ladies in the arena of The White House China Collection. This creative First Lady even held China Painting Classes, as she enthusiastically instructed her attentive pupils, within The Executive Mansion itself.
THE BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED 8X5" BREAKFAST PLATE AS SELECTED BY CAROLINE SCOTT HARRISON IN 1892
BENJAMIN HARRISON - THE PRESIDENT IN 1892