Oyster Plate, circa 1880

Summary

Ever since the White House became the President's official home, dinnerware for state occasions was purchased in great quantities. Usually, the china was the choice of the President or his wife. The next administration sometimes added to the set or in many cases, disposed of the remnants and ordered new. This oyster plate came from the service used by President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Ever since the White House became the President's official home, dinnerware for state occasions was purchased in great quantities. Usually, the china was the choice of the President or his wife. The next administration sometimes added to the set or in many cases, disposed of the remnants and ordered new. This oyster plate came from the service used by President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Artifact

Oyster plate

Date Made

circa 1880

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

67.138.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Porcelain (Material)
Gold (Metal)

Technique

Gilding (Technique)

Color

Blue
Brown

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.5 in

Height: .875 in

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