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The Washington Collection: Tea Bowl and Saucer

The Washington Collection: Tea Bowl and Saucer

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Tudor Place Foundation Inc.

The Washington Collection: Tea Bowl and Saucer

The Niderviller porcelain factory's proprietor, Adam Philippe (or Philibert), Comte de Custine-Sarreck (1740-1793), presented a French porcelain tea and coffee service to Martha Washington at Mount Vernon on July 20, 1782. Custine's diplomatic gift to the Washingtons was the single known instance of an 18th Century porcelain personalized for an American recipient by its French manufacturer. Martha Peter later chose a selection from this service for her home. They are part of the collection at Tudor Place. Tudor Place was the Washington, D.C., home of Thomas and Martha Custis Peter. Martha Custis Peter was First Lady Martha Washington's granddaughter.

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