From a state service for Harry S. Truman (President 1945-1953)

Made by Lenox Incorporated, Trenton, New Jersey, 1889 - present. Ordered from B. Altman and Company, New York, 1865 - 1989.

Made in Trenton, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America

c. 1950

Porcelain with printed, enamel, and gilt decoration

Diameter: 10 5/8 inches (27 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 106, American Art, first floor (McNeil Gallery)

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Credit Line:
Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2006

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  • PublicationAmerican Presidential China: The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)
    President, 1945-53

    President Truman also used the presidential yacht Williamsburg, but a new service was produced for the yacht by Lenox China. Thirteen prominent gold stars on a wide cream band are bordered by dark blue and gold bands. The presidential seal is applied to the center of the well. Susan Gray Detweiler, from American Presidential China: The Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2008), pp. 79-80.

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