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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: 1938 Presentation Plate. 9 1/2" dinner plate with gold monogram of "FDR". Inscribed on verso: "Theodore Haviland Limoges France. Au President Franklin Delano Roosevelt au bon artisan de la paix. Septembre 1938 Les Limousins Reconnaissants". Obviously awarded to FDR because of his efforts to avoid war, even though war broke out in Europe exactly one year later. The last line is an enigma to us, but may refer to shepherds in the town of Limousin who wore cloaks. It may roughly translate to the "watchful or knowing shepherds". According to the consignor, this was part of the estate of a former Secretary of the Navy (Knox or Forrestal) who had an unmarked set of the same china, copied from this presentation piece. Mint condition.

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    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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