Breakfast Plate

Made during the Reagan administration for a breakfast of the living First Ladies

Designed by Set C. Momjian, American, born 1930. Made by Lenox Incorporated, Trenton, New Jersey, 1889 - present.

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


Porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Diameter: 10 9/16 inches (26.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

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

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2006

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

    Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
    President, 1981-89

    During the Reagan administration, President and Mrs. Ford sponsored a breakfast for the living First Ladies. Set C. Momjian designed a special plate with red and gold borders and signatures of the First Ladies on the reverse. The plates were made by Lenox in 1984. Susan Gray Detweiler, from American Presidential China: The Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2008), p. 87.

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