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The Washingtons' China

The Washingtons' China

The Washingtons' China

Creator: Royal Porcelain Manufactory of Sevres France; China. C. 1775.

President and Mrs. Washington used white and gold French porcelain china while in the Executive Mansion. The sauce-boat on the left is an example. In the center is a blue and white dinner plate created in 1784-85 for officers of the American Revolution, and given to Washington in 1786 by General Henry Lee. The sugar bowl on the right, made in 1795, has the names of the thirteen states in linking ovals around the top of the bowl.

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