The china of James Monroe was the first White House china created solely for presidential use. A Napoleonic eagle was in the center of the plates. The eagle carried a red, white, and blue banner reading "E Pluribus Unum".

The china of James Monroe was the first White House china created solely for presidential use. A Napoleonic eagle was in the center of the plates. The eagle carried a red, white, and blue banner reading "E Pluribus Unum".

An official toast for a White House State Dinner between the president and a head of state features a small, clear cordial glass which features an etched coat-of-arms of the president of the United States.  Small in size, but powerful in its symbolism, this cordial glass is of the Nixon Administration and could very well have been used to toast the historic new relations of the United States and China.

An official toast for a White House State Dinner between the president and a head of state features a small, clear cordial glass which features an etched coat-of-arms of the president of the United States. Small in size, but powerful in its symbolism, this cordial glass is of the Nixon Administration and could very well have been used to toast the historic new relations of the United States and China.

Plate from the Fitz and Floyd White House Service.  The service was a gift to President and Mrs. Reagan.  It is still used in service at the White House and especially on Air Force One.  (private collection of Will Kolb)

Plate from the Fitz and Floyd White House Service. The service was a gift to President and Mrs. Reagan. It is still used in service at the White House and especially on Air Force One. (private collection of Will Kolb)

Eisenhower Charger Eisenhower Charger Plate from Pickard China in Jackson, WY from Belle Cose...Pickard China has some really beautiful patterns, from simple to very delicate...

Eisenhower Charger Eisenhower Charger Plate from Pickard China in Jackson, WY from Belle Cose...Pickard China has some really beautiful patterns, from simple to very delicate...

White House China: issued for the 200th anniversary if the white house. designed in part by hillary clinton

White House China: issued for the 200th anniversary if the white house. designed in part by hillary clinton

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