From a service for Ulysses S. Grant (President, 1869-1877)
Made by Haviland & Co., Limoges, France, 1842 - present. Retailed by J. W. Boteler and Brother, Washington, D.C., 1867 - 1881.
Porcelains acquired for the White House during the Grant administration and for the family’s personal use at that time exemplify the continued American preference for French products, and, more specifically, for those of the French-American firm Haviland and Company at Limoges.
White House employees recalled that the “rose band dinner set” was used by President Grant and his family for less formal occasions, especially breakfast.
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