Featured is an Elegant 9 x 8" Dessert Plate as ordered by President Rutherford B. Hayes, in 1879. A Highly-Skilled Artist has hand-painted the Baltimore Oriole, and although the plate was Manufactured in France it was Designed in America by Theodore Russell Davis, as requested by President Rutherford B. Hayes & First Lady Lucy Hayes.
THIS STUNNING PRESIDENTIAL DESSERT PLATE - AS SELECTED BY RUTHERFORD B. HAYES AND FIRST LADY LUCY HAYES IN 1879
Note the Beautiful Eagle Seal which rests on the verso of the plate and adds important authenticity to it. Bearing elaborate Depictions of American Flora and Fauna, inspired by the work of French Artists, the new Presidential State Service, from Haviland and Company, was comprised of only 562 Presidential China Pieces, for 9 courses, with a Total of 130 very Distinct Decorations. This Presidential Service, of only 562 pieces, was small when compared to 20th Century orders of Official White House China, as ordered by modern Presidents.
A VIVID CLOSE-UP AS SKILLFULLY PAINTED BY AN AMERICAN ARTIST OF THE PRESIDENT'S BALTIMORE ORIOLE DESSERT PLATE
This new and Artistic Presidential State Service was first used for an intimate dinner given by President Rutherford B. Hayes for President-elect and Mrs. James Garfield in November of 1880. It's very first use, for an Official State Dinner form of entertainment, was for the formal dinner given in honor of former President Grant and his First Lady. This was in honor of their return from a triumphal tour around the World. This White House State Dinner, for only 40, was given on December 20, 1880, with Members of the Cabinet, Supreme Court, and Congress, and Military Officers, with several civilians also present.PRESIDENT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES & LUCY WARE WEBB HAYES
The above Stunning piece of Official White House China is currently, in the well-known Presidential China Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx (a.k.a.) The American Heritage Collection. The Amyx Collection currently has on Exhibit over 100 Pieces of Official White House China.
HISTORIAN AND COLLECTOR - RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX 2010
ONE OF THE VERSO MARKINGS ON ALL WHITE HOUSE CHINA AS ORDERED BY PRESIDENT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES IN 1879-80