Original Haviland Abraham Lincoln Presidential White House China Eagle Plate
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Original Haviland Abraham Lincoln Presidential White House China Eagle Plate :
Original Haviland Abraham Lincoln Presidential White House China Eagle Plate Beautiful scalloped edge porcelain plate made by Haviland in Limoges France. Decorated by the E. V. Haughwout & Company of New York. Decorated in the Solferino pattern with an eagle in the center above E Pluribus Unum. With a purple and gold gilt border. These plates were ordered by Mrs. Lincoln from E. V. Haughwout & Company of New York during her May 1861 buying trip. The service was reordered by Presidents Johnson, Grant and Arthur. The Grant and Arthur sets were decorated in France by Haviland & Company and are so marked. The pieces used during the Lincoln administration and the Johnson reorder were not marked, matching this one. The dinner plate is shown as illustration #28 in Klapthor's standard reference book "Official White House China". This may be the first time an original plate from the Abraham Lincoln White House State China service has been offered on . An important piece of American Presidential history.This item will be professionally packaged and shipped insured by registered mail.Has some wear to the gilding, a few scratches from usage to the decoration and a large chip to the edge. No additional chips or cracks. Measures approximately 8 1/2 inches wide. This is an antique and may have small in manufacture defects that do not effect the display-ability of the piece.JR