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Sell or Auction Your Franklin D Roosevelt White House China for up to Nearly $5,000 or More at Nate D. Sanders Auctions

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Franklin D Roosevelt White House China

The Franklin D Roosevelt White House china was commissioned during the height of the Great Depression. The set was ordered from the American company Lenox, which supported American employment and was less expensive than obtaining replacements of existing china. The bordering elements of the china was designed by President Roosevelt himself.

We at Nate D. Sanders Auctions sold a Franklin D Roosevelt White House china dinner plate for $4,875. Please see details below:

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Official White House China Dinner Plate — Fine

Rare White House exhibit collection china plate of the design commissioned by President and First Lady Franklin Roosevelt. Underside of dinner plate features the famed Lenox official watermark and reads, “Exhibit Collection for Lenox Inc. / The White House 1934”. As a part of the “exhibit collection”, plate is designated to serve in displays of White House china or go on loan to various Presidential exhibits. Design features the Great Seal of the U.S. in full color on the rim, with rim edge displaying a navy blue stripe dotted with gilt stars and flanked by gilt bands and a single gilt ring around the center. Made by Lenox, one of the United States’ only producers of ”bone china”, which is distinguished for its white luminosity and chip resistance. Measures 11.5″ in diameter, in fine condition. Sold for $4,875.

Franklin D Roosevelt White House China
President Franklin D Roosevelt White House China Dinner Plate. Click to enlarge.

We also sold the following Franklin D Roosevelt White House china:

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Official White House China — Dinner Plate & Saucer — Fine

Two exquisite pieces of fine china from the FDR White House, of the original design commissioned by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The design, criticized at the time for being too closely associated with the Roosevelt family, features a navy blue rim with gilt stars, lined by a band of roses bearing the Roosevelt family crest, designed to symbolize the establishment of the New Deal. The underside of both pieces features the green watermark of the Lenox company, one of the United States’ only producers of ”bone china”, which is distinguished for its white luminosity and chip resistance. Large dinner plate measures 11.25” with the plate number ”1326/J479B” written in gold to the underside. Small saucer measures 6.25” and shows the number ”2023/J479B” in gold to the underside. Fine. Sold for $2,290.

Franklin D Roosevelt White House China
President Franklin D Roosevelt White House China — Dinner Plate & Saucer. Click to enlarge.

Franklin D. Roosevelt White House Exhibit China — Dinner Plate by Lenox

Franklin D. Roosevelt White House dinner plate, part of the special Exhibit edition used when presidential china is put on display. Beautiful cream color porcelain dinner plate features a color eagle at top, surrounded by a gilt rim and a navy blue border dotted with gilt stars. The Lenox White House Exhibit Collection maker’s mark is present to the underside, with the date of 1934. Measures just over 10.5” in diameter. Near fine. From the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Sold for $2,188.

Franklin D Roosevelt White House China
Franklin D Roosevelt White House China Dinner Plate. Click to enlarge.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt Official White House China — Commissioned for the 1939 World’s Fair

Very rare official White House china plate commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the 1939 World’s Fair, held in Flushing Park, New York. Made by Lenox, one of the United States’ only producers of ”bone china”, which is distinguished for its white luminosity and chip resistance. In 1935 at the height of the Great Depression, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt spearheaded a campaign to use American china, ordering 1,722 pieces of Lenox china in October 1934. Five years later at the World’s Fair, this plate was on display in the U.S. Pavilion at the Fair, and then used for a formal dinner hosted by the President. After the Fair, the china was incorporated into the Roosevelt Service at the White House. Plate depicts the Great Seal of the U.S. at center in gilt, with a border of gold stars encircling a gold band. Back of plate has the original Lenox logo and applied gold numbers, ”1803/P-362-A” to itemize the plate in the set. Plate has a 10.5” circumference and is in fine condition. Sold for $2,082.

Franklin D Roosevelt White House China
Franklin D Roosevelt White House China. Click to enlarge.

Franklin D. Roosevelt White House Exhibit China — Cup & Saucer by Lenox — Fine

Cup and saucer in the Franklin D. Roosevelt White House pattern, part of the special Exhibit edition used when presidential china is put on display. Ivory cup and saucer feature gilt embellishments surrounding a navy blue border dotted with stars; color presidential seals are present on the cup at 6 o’clock and on the saucer at 12 o’clock. The Lenox White House Exhibit Collection maker’s mark is present to undersides and dated 1934. Cup measures 3.75” in diameter at the mouth. Saucer measures 5.75” in diameter. Fine. From the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Sold for $1,563.

Franklin D Roosevelt White House China
Franklin D Roosevelt White House China — Cup & Saucer. Click to enlarge.

FREE APPRAISAL. To buy, auction, sell or consign your Franklin D Roosevelt White House china that is for sale, please email your description and photos to [email protected] of Nate D. Sanders Auctions (http://www.NateDSanders.com).

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