A oval platter and four Custard cups & lids used in the White House by President James Monroe 1817-1825. gilded, monogrammed French porcelain dinner service.
As a Antiques Dealer I'm often asked what was the most exciting item I had discovered in my business. Although I have discovered a lot of interesting, fascinating items in my career. The most exciting and memorable was discovering porcelain own and used in the White House by America's fifth President James Monroe. Check back tomorrow for this fascinating story.
Four Custard cups & lids used in the White House by President James Monroe 1817-1825.
Marked with his monogram on the rim in a gold gilt shield. Monroe ordered this French porcelain service to be personalized by adding a spectacular American eagle and gilt shield surrounded by twenty stars. Trimmed in gold, this service was used also as a complimentary service to the burgundy dessert Monroe state china.
A corner cabinet at James Monroe's estate Ash Lawn-Highland displays pieces from this 300 plus piece dinner service.