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Beautiful Lenox china plate from the Reagan White House, in their signature colors of red and gold. Salad plate is adorned with the Presidential seal in gilt at top and marked on the back, ''LENOX / MADE IN U.S.A. / THE WHITE HOUSE / 1981''. Ordered by Nancy Reagan, this service was first used on 3 February 1982 at the state dinner for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Mrs. Reagan was criticized at the time for spending money on the service, but she would otherwise have had to use mis-matching china. President Truman's daughter, Margaret Truman came to her defense by saying ''When the President and First Lady give a state dinner, the china should match.'' This plate is actually from the service used in the White House and not one of the exhibit pieces. Measures 8.375'' in diameter. Near fine condition.
Ronald Reagan White House China Plate -- ''THE WHITE HOUSE / 1981''
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