Radiant service plate from the official White House china ordered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1955. The imposing service plate measures 11.5″ in diameter, and features a gilt presidential seal at center, surrounded by wide gold rim covered with raised coin gold medallions; the intensive manufacturing process required eight separate firings to acquire the desired finish. Reverse bears the maker's mark: "Castleton Studios, Made in U.S.A., The White House, November 1955." This rare and magnificent example is one of just 120 large service plates delivered to the White House in November 1955. In excellent condition. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection.
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