Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., also known as T.R. or Teddy, was the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). He and First Lady Edith Roosevelt selected Wedgwood, imported by Van Husen Charles Company. This is one of a total of 120 pieces selected by The First Lady in 1903. She chose from among several English and Porcelain samples. The only dramatic change being the addition of the Great Seal of The United States.
Simplicity graced the 1853 White House china of First Lady Jane and President Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Imported and decorated by Haughwout and Dailey, New York with golden blue rim lines and border stippled with gold dots. At center is an empty blue and gold escutcheon. There were only 287 pieces in the total order.
Franklin Pierce White House China | Jane Pierce White House China
Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). When he and Mrs. Grant moved in the Executive Mansion in March 1869, Mrs. Grant began at once to renovate to her own taste. When the state dinner china arrived, it consisted of 587 pieces using 24 different hand-painted flowers and a top center logo known as the “coats of arms”. (9.25" State Dinner plate).
Ulysses Grant White House China | Ulysses Grant Silverware
First Lady Sarah and President James K. Polk's 1846 White House China. The 9" Dessert Service from the set displays Green Border with a Shield Within Gold Borders and Botanically Accurate Flowers in the Center of Each Piece.
James Polk White House China | Sarah Polk White House China
President Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and First Lady Nancy Reagan chose a scarlet red color for their State Dinner Service. The gorgeous Presidential Arms, in the center of the plates, was hand-applied in raised gold paste. Forty separate handlings and an unheard of nine firings were required to make this Official White House Service for 220 at a cost of 210,399.00 dollars.
Ronald Reagan White House China | Nancy Reagan White House China