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  •  Lenox also made the first WH set in the US (0+ / 0-)

    The Woodrow Wilson service was the first domestically produced.  Some of the sets ordered from Europe in the 19th century were stock patterns with either a personal monogram or American Eagle motif added.

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    by homogenius on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 02:16:44 PM PST

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    •  all the WH China has been made by Lenox (0+ / 0-)

      because they did not want to buy "foreign" china

      imagine if the Obamas had ordered china from Noritake or something.  What a scandal!!!

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      by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 03:06:42 PM PST

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        The 120 Eisenhower service plates (chargers) were by Castleton.

        The LBJ service was designed by Tiffany and manufactured by Castleton.  The Bush Seniors ordered some additional service platters from (I think) Lenox.

        I believe that the Theodore Roosevelt service by Wedgewood was the last foreign-produced set. The Wilson, FDR, Truman, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush the lesser services were all Lenox.

        Unfortunately, the definitive book on the WH china is one of the few major works not in my library and I'm going from memory along with the excellent Monkman book on White House furnishings.  

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        by homogenius on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 10:25:55 PM PST

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