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Deep Dessert Plate in the Monroe State Service

This French porcelain dessert plate was made at the Paris factory of Pierre-Louis Dagoty and Edouard D. Honoré in 1817. The plate was part of a state service that President James Monroe selected for the White House. The pattern features an amaranth border with allegorical vignettes representing Strength, the Arts, Commerce, the Sciences, and Agriculture and at the center, an eagle with a shield, banner, olive branch and arrows, reminiscent of the Great Seal of the United States.
Edouard D. Honoré, Pierre-Louis Dagoty
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White House Historical Association