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    Winfield Scott: A Rare China Dinner Plate for the 1852 Whig Presidential Nominee. While most collectors are aware of Scott's visibility in the Mexican War campaigns, many are unaware that he first rose to prominence as a young hero in the War of 1812. The youthful image used here dates from that era. Above the portrait "Major Genl. Winfield Scott", and below "Hero of the Thames". Despite the young portrait, the display was actually made decades later after Scott had attained that major general's status. It is the identical image and wording found on a large Scott "pewter rim" as well. It is a simple design, accented by two borders of gold leaf. Condition is excellent, although we do note some cutlery wear on the image and on the wording below bust. Diameter 9.25".

    Other than a few common, nationally distributed campaign tokens, Scott items are generally rare, and this is especially true with three-dimensional display pieces. An unusual opportunity for the sophisticated collector; we can recall seeing only one other example.


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