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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 01, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
Offered for sale is a splendid White House Presidential formal dining room dinner plate. The plate is 10 3/8 inches in diameter and is of superb quality, with no wear evident to the foliate gilt border or gold inner rim and none to the cobalt blue areas. The plate is made of hard paste porcelain, rings like a bell when tapped on its edge with a fingernail, and has no cracks, chips or other damage. The exquisite Presidential Seal in the centre of the plate is fantastically well detailed and presented in what appears to be 24 karat gold ; my scans certainly do not do justice to this item. The reverse shows a gilt "WH" monogram in the Art Deco style, and there is also a tiny gold "WH" countermark to the inner edge of the reverse rim. This exquisite item was most likely made for museum display purposes. It is a truly beautiful item which would be the centrepiece of any collection of Presidential memorabilia (or just to grace your own dining room!). Winning bidder pays for $16.00 for shipping.