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A shallow 9" dinner plate from the White House Service of President and Mrs. James K.Polk. On the reverse is an orange printed mark of Edward Honoré, meant to simulate an invoice from his Paris firm. Circa 1846. At the top is the first use on china of the Presidential seal and the motto, “E. Pluribus Unum” in a ribbon across a shield. It is also the first time the colors of red, white, and blue appeared in a motif on the President’s china.

A shallow 9" dinner plate from the White House Service of President and Mrs. James K.Polk. On the reverse is an orange printed mark of Edward Honoré, meant to simulate an invoice from his Paris firm. Circa 1846. At the top is the first use on china of the Presidential seal and the motto, “E. Pluribus Unum” in a ribbon across a shield. It is also the first time the colors of red, white, and blue appeared in a motif on the President’s china.

James K. Polk's admin may not be all that memorable, but the china rocked.  China Collection - White House Museum

James K Polk Dessert China - The Dessert Service displays green border with a Shield within gold borders, and botanically accurate flowers in the center of each piece. In March of the new Official Presidential Service arrived at The White House.

Pres. Polk China

White House China of President Polk - President James K. Polk's china was the first to be designed with a shield of stars and stripes. Designs usually featured the Federal eagle motif.

James Knox Polk (1795-1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849).  The Polk service decoration was the first time red, white and blue colors were ever used on official white house state dinner china.  includes, on the border of most pieces, a polychrome shield of the United States behind the national motto on a floating ribbon/banner. (9.5" dinner plate)

President James K. Polk in 1846 received this impressive china service of 36 pieces manufactured by Edouard D. Honore of Champroux FRA. Corcoran supervised the furnishings of the White House, which included the new official state dinner service.

Political:Presidential Relics, James K. Polk: White House Dessert Plate....

A gift from President Lincoln. dessert plate from the - Available at 2013 June 22 - 23 Americana &.

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.

First Lady Sarah and President James K. The Dessert Service from the set displays Green Border with a Shield Within Gold Borders and Botanically Accurate Flowers in the Center of Each Piece.

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