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    James K. Polk: White House Dinner Plate from His Presidential Service (9.5"). In 1846 a French porcelain dinner and dessert service was purchased by President Polk from Alexander Stewart and Company of New York for the sum of $979.40. This gilt dinner plate is the first White House china to bear the "Seal of the United States" and is the rarest of Polk's presidential china. Marked in red on the back; "ED Honore/ Boul/ a Paris/ Manufacture/ a Champroux Allier", this example shows some wear to the gilt and a very small repaired chip on the left scroll work. It is hardly noticed until you slide your finger around the rim. Truly a gem of a piece, few examples this fine exist.

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    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
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