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  • These French porcelain service pieces, shown here on display in a bookcase in the White House Family Dining Room, were made by Tressemannes and Vogt of Limoges, France, in 1892. They are part of a state china service that President Benjamin Harrison first ordered for the White House. The service featured a dark blue border, corn and goldenrod decorations, 44 gold stars representing the number of states in the Union when Harrison purchased the china and a design similar to the one found on the Lincoln china, with an eagle standing atop a shield, combining similar elements as the iconography from the Great Seal and the Seal of the President.
    Keywords: china service, bookcase, Family Dining Room
    Last Modified: 2/29/2016
    File name: 2764.tif
  • This porcelain ice cream plate, featuring a snow shoe, was made for the White House by Haviland & Co. of New York and Limoges, France, in 1879.President Rutherford B. Hayes purchased the plate as part of a state dinner service that featured elaborate designs conceived by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. First Lady Lucy Hayes had planned to select a floral pattern for the White House service when she had a chance meeting with Davis. Davis suggested that instead she opt for depictions of flora and fauna native to North America, and Mrs. Hayes agreed. She commissioned Davis as the designer, and he produced 130 distinct decorations for the 562 piece service.
    Keywords: china service, plate
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2758.tif
  • This French porcelain dessert plate was made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, between 1870 and 1873. President Ulysses S. Grant first ordered a state dinner service featuring this pattern in 1870, and reordered it in 1873. Along the top edge of the plate is an eagle holding olive branches, likely inspired by the imagery of the Great Seal of the United States and early versions of the President's Seal. The service featured an variety of flowers, including roses, lilacs, peonies, and lilies.
    Keywords: china service, plate
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 1826.tif
  • This French porcelain dinner plate was made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, between 1870 and 1873. President Ulysses S. Grant first ordered a state dinner service featuring this pattern in 1870, and reordered it in 1873. Along the top edge of the plate is an eagle holding olive branches, likely inspired by the imagery of the Great Seal of the United States and early versions of the President's Seal. The service also features an variety of flowers, including roses, lilacs, peonies, and trumpet vines, as seen here.
    Keywords: china service, plate
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 9225.tif
  • These porcelain breakfast pieces, including a plate, a teacup, and a saucer, were made by Theodore Haviland of Limoges, France, in 1895. It was part of a set that First Lady Frances Cleveland ordered for the White House during Grover Cleveland's second term in the White House. The pattern features scattered pink roses and green leaves.
    Keywords: china service, plate, cup, saucer
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 672.tif
  • These marks appear on the reverse side of a porcelain soup plate made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France. The soup plate was purchased for the White House in 1884 or 1886, during the administrations of Chester Arthur and Grover Cleveland, respectively, to supplement the Rutherford B. Hayes state dinner service. The plate also bears the signature of artist Theodore Russell Davis, who designed the Hayes service.
    Keywords: china service, maker's mark
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2749.tif
  • This photograph shows the marks on the reverse side of a soup plate made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, in 1879, during the Rutherford B. Hayes administration. The marks include the signature of Theodore Russell Davis, who designed the Hayes service.
    Keywords: china service, maker's mark
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2750.tif
  • These china pieces, including a cake stand, a compote, and a fruit basket, were made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, in 1870. The pieces are part of a porcelain service with a buff band and floral motif that President Ulysses S. Grant ordered for the White House.
    Keywords: china service, cake stand, compote, basket
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2742.tif
  • This porcelain dinner platter featuring a wild turkey was made for the White House by Haviland and Co. of New York City and Limoges, France, in 1880. President Rutherford B. Hayes purchased the platter as part of a state dinner service that featured elaborate designs conceived by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. First Lady Lucy Hayes had planned to select a floral pattern for the White House service when she had a chance meeting with Davis. Davis suggested that instead she opt for depictions of flora and fauna native to North America, and Mrs. Hayes agreed. She commissioned Davis as the designer, and he produced 130 distinct decorations for the 562 piece service.
    Keywords: china service, platter
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 782.tif
  • This French porcelain soup plate was made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, between 1870 and 1873. President Ulysses S. Grant first ordered a state dinner service featuring this pattern in 1870, and reordered it in 1873. A design inspired by the Great Seal of the United States appears on the gold and black band around the plate. The service also features an variety of flowers, including roses, lilacs, peonies, and lilies, as seen here.
    Keywords: china service, plate
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 3259.tif
  • This photograph shows the mark that appears on a china plate made by the Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, in 1879, during Rutherford B. Hayes' presidency. The plate also features the signature of the designer of the Hayes service, American artist Theodore Russell Davis. Unlike many other services, this set features an eagle design on the back of the plate, styled after the eagle that appeared on versions of the Seal of the President.
    Keywords: china service, maker's mark
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2804.tif
  • This photograph shows the mark that appears on a china plate made by the Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, in 1879, during Rutherford B. Hayes' presidency. The plate also features the signature of the designer of the Hayes service, American artist Theodore Russell Davis. Unlike many other services, this set features an eagle design on the back of the plate, styled after the eagle that appeared on versions of the Seal of the President.
    Keywords: china service, maker's mark
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2805.tif
  • These porcelain fruit or dessert plates, featuring an Ohio golden-rod and maple sugar scene, were made for the White House by Haviland and Co. of New York City and Limoges, France, in 1879. The shape of the plates mirrors the leaves of the American wild apple tree. President Rutherford B. Hayes purchased the plates as part of a state dinner service that featured elaborate designs conceived by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. First Lady Lucy Hayes had planned to select a floral pattern for the White House service when she had a chance meeting with Davis. Davis suggested that instead she opt for depictions of flora and fauna native to North America, and Mrs. Hayes agreed. She commissioned Davis as the designer, and he produced 130 distinct decorations for the 562 piece service.
    Keywords: china service, plate
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2756.tif
  • This mark appears on a porcelain service made for the White House by Tressemannes & Vogt of Limoges, France, and ordered from the Washington, D.C. firm of M.W. Beveridge in 1892, during the Benjamin Harrison administration.
    Keywords: china service, maker's mark
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2767.tif
  • This porcelain game platter, which depicts a scene on Chesapeake Bay, was made for the White House by Haviland and Co. of New York City and Limoges, France, in 1879. President Rutherford B. Hayes purchased the platter as part of a state dinner service that featured elaborate designs conceived by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. First Lady Lucy Hayes had planned to select a floral pattern for the White House service when she had a chance meeting with Davis. Davis suggested that instead she opt for depictions of flora and fauna native to North America, and Mrs. Hayes agreed. She commissioned Davis as the designer, and he produced 130 distinct decorations for the 562 piece service.
    Keywords: china service, platter
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2752.tif
  • This photograph shows the impressed maker's mark that appears on a soup tureen made by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, circa 1876, during Ulysses S. Grant's administration.
    Keywords: china service, maker's mark
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2745.tif
  • These service pieces were part of the glassware and porcelain services that First Lady Caroline Harrison purchased for the White House in 1891. The breakfast and dinner plate both feature a corn and goldenrod border, chosen to represent Mrs. Harrison's native state of Indiana, and were made by Tressemannes and Vogt of Limoges, France. The glassware, including this water goblet, was ordered from C. Dorflinger and Sons of White Mills, Pennsylvania, and featured the popular Russian pattern of the time.
    Keywords: china service, glassware service, plate, goblet
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 804.tif
  • This porcelain seafood salad plate was made for the White House by Haviland & Co. of New York City and Limoges, France, in 1879. President Rutherford B. Hayes purchased the plate as part of a state dinner service that featured elaborate designs conceived by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. First Lady Lucy Hayes had planned to select a floral pattern for the White House service when she had a chance meeting with Davis. Davis suggested that instead she opt for depictions of flora and fauna native to North America, and Mrs. Hayes agreed. She commissioned Davis as the designer, and he produced 130 distinct decorations for the 562 piece service.
    Keywords: china service, plate
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2747.tif
  • These porcelain pieces were acquired for the White House around the turn of the century, during William McKinley's administration. The dinner plate with a bright yellow border and floral sprays was made by Minton of Stoke, England, while the pink floral breakfast plate, tea cup, and saucer were manufactured in Limoges, France by Haviland & Co..
    Keywords: china service, plate, cup, saucer
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2774.tif
  • This porcelain soup tureen was made by the firm Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, in 1870, during Ulysses S. Grant's administration. The tureen is part of a rose-band service that Grant purchased for the White House.
    Keywords: china service, tureen
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2744.tif
  • These porcelain serving pieces were made for the White House by Haviland and Co. of New York City and Limoges, France, in 1879. President Rutherford B. Hayes purchased them as part of a state dinner service that featured elaborate designs conceived by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. First Lady Lucy Hayes had planned to select a floral pattern for the White House service when she had a chance meeting with Davis. Davis suggested that instead she opt for depictions of flora and fauna native to North America, and Mrs. Hayes agreed. She commissioned Davis as the designer, and he produced 130 distinct decorations for the 562 piece service.
    Keywords: china service
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 666.tif
  • This porcelain dinner plate was made by Tressemannes & Vogt of Limoges, France, in 1892. The plate was part of a state china service first ordered for the White House during Benjamin Harrison's presidency, and subsequently reordered during the William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt administrations. The service featured a dark blue border with corn and goldenrod decorations, a version of the arms of the United States, and 44 gold stars representing the number of states in the Union when Harrison purchased the china.
    Keywords: china service, plate
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2763.tif
  • This photograph shows a mark that appeared on china made for the White House by Haviland & Co. of Limoges, France, for the Washington, D.C. firm of Dulin & Martin. The china was purchased circa 1894, during William McKinley's administration.
    Keywords: china service, maker's mark
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2773.tif
  • This porcelain sauceboat was made for the White House by Haviland and Co. of New York and Limoges, France, in 1879. President Rutherford B. Hayes purchased the sauceboat as part of a state dinner service that featured elaborate designs conceived by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. First Lady Lucy Hayes had planned to select a floral pattern for the White House service when she had a chance meeting with Davis. Davis suggested that instead she opt for depictions of flora and fauna native to North America, and Mrs. Hayes agreed. She commissioned Davis as the designer, and he produced 130 distinct decorations for the 562 piece service.
    Keywords: china service, sauceboat
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2757.tif
  • This porcelain plate, used to serve after-coffee crackers, cheese, and cigars, was made for the White House by Haviland & Co. of New York and Limoges, France, in 1879. The plate is designed to look like a woven Indian basket. President Rutherford B. Hayes purchased the plate as part of a state dinner service that featured elaborate designs conceived by American artist Theodore Russell Davis. First Lady Lucy Hayes had planned to select a floral pattern for the White House service when she had a chance meeting with Davis. Davis suggested that instead she opt for depictions of flora and fauna native to North America, and Mrs. Hayes agreed. She commissioned Davis as the designer, and he produced 130 distinct decorations for the 562 piece service.
    Keywords: china service, plate
    Last Modified: 2/17/2016
    File name: 2759.tif