Spectacular Lenox service plate from Harry S. Truman's 1951 White House state service china. The exemplary white service plate measures 11.5″ in diameter, and features a huge presidential coat of arms at center, with a very wide celadon green border edged by patterned gilt. Reverse bears the Lenox maker's mark: "Exhibit Collection for Lenox, Inc., Made in U.S.A., The White House, 1951." In fine condition. The special 'Exhibit Collection' plates were designated for displays of china inside the White House or to be lent to museums, and/or presidential libraries. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection.
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