Exquisite Lenox service plate ordered for the presidential yacht, the USS Williamsburg, during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency in 1945. The gorgeous white china plate, measuring 10.5″ in diameter, boasts the presidential seal at center with a cream-colored border outlined by gilt and cobalt, dotted with 13 golden stars. Reverse bears the "Lenox, Made in U.S.A." maker's mark and inked plate number. In fine condition. Unfortunately, the untimely death of FDR on April 12, 1945, meant that he would never use, nor ever see, this impressive final product. This resulted in Harry S. Truman adopting the china set during his use of the USS Williamsburg, where it remained until Dwight D. Eisenhower decommissioned the presidential yacht in 1953. Provenance: The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection.
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