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    Mary Todd Lincoln: Personal China and Clear Plate Owned by Robert Todd Lincoln. This group of three plates is attractively housed in a 10.5" x 26.75" gold frame on chocolate-colored velvet. An example of both the "buff and gold" and "pink and gold" plates belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln are present along with a crystal plate monogrammed "RTL," once owned by Robert Todd Lincoln. Provenance includes a letter from the Illinois State Historical Library, signed by James T. Hickey, Curator of the Lincoln Collection. An additional note from him provides the history of the pink and gold china. Both of these documents are pasted to the backing paper of the frame. According to these documents, "Mrs. Lincoln ordered a second set of china for the White House on January 30, 1865, known as the buff-bordered set. This was ordered from J.K. Kerr...of Philadelphia...She also ordered a personal set part of which was not delivered until after the President's assassination..." A chip can be seen on the border of the buff and gold plate with two small dark divots on the white of the plate near the edge. Gold borders are worn, and the crystal plate has minor scratching visible. The pink and gold plate is in great condition with minor wear to the gold details. The frame has some chipping and loss at the edges. Overall, it's an attractive grouping and perfect for display.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2021
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 33
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