The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection
The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection
 

OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE CHINA


NANCY AND RONALD REAGAN
CHOSE THIS STUNNING EXAMPLE
AS THEIR OFFICIAL 1981 WHITE HOUSE CHINA

Official White House China Ronald Reagan
White House China Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan Service Plate
Ronald Reagan’s (1981-1989) - 1981 - 11.625" State Dinner Service Plate - Mfg. by Lenox of Trenton, New Jersey. This impeccable scarlet red color example, from The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, was selected specifically by First Lady Nancy Reagan; in part for her fondness for red and also in that Scarlet Red provided a bright accent to the white paneled walls and gilded accessories of the State Dining Room. Mrs. Reagan personally approved the sketches for each piece and made the final decision about how the gold and red banding should be applied.

1981 White House China by Lenox

VERSO MARKING AS IT WOULD APPEAR ON EACH PIECE OF THE 1981 RONALD REAGAN OFFICIAL LENOX WHITE HOUSE CHINA


The gorgeous Presidential Arms, in the center of the above Service Plate, was hand-applied in raised gold paste. Forty separate handlings and an unheard of nine firings were required to make this Ronald and Nancy Reagan Official White House Service for
220 people at a cost of $210,399.

FIRST LADY
NANCY REAGAN PERSONALLY APPROVED EACH AND EVERY
SKETCH OF THIS STUNNING
WHITE HOUSE CHINA

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SPECIAL NOTE: Reference the verso plate markings on all Lenox Presidential china - It is also appropriate to see or not see the words, "For Lenox China Inc.", directly above markings, as seen illustrated on the left.

 

 



RONALD REAGAN - IMPOSING 12-INCH SERVICE PLATE AS MANUFACTURED BY FITZ & FLOYD IN 1983

 

THE ABOVE VERSO MARKING APPEARS ON EACH PIECE OF THE RONALD REAGAN 1983 FITZ AND FLOYD WHITE HOUSE CHINA

 


In 1983 President Reagan and the First Lady determined that there was a need for a handsome set of White House China. But this was designated as everyday china - not to be confused with the Official Ronald Reagan scarlet red, gold and ivory selection obtained via Lenox Inc. in 1981. In other words this Fitz & Floyd selection was to never be used for Offical State Dinners. However, it was often used by the President for his one on one weekly luncheons with Vice-President George H. W. Bush. And the Fitz & Floyd porcelain was used for other important dining settings such as for a luncheon with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Further large amounts of it were used for years at Camp David for fine dining there. This is perhaps the most attractive daily China that The White House has ever had in residence and/or used so extensively. However this Fitz & Floyd pattern will never be designated with the moniker "Official" White House China.

Ronald Reagan & Nancy Reagan
RONALD WILSON REAGAN AND NANCY DAVIS REAGAN

 

ATTENTION: Would be pleased to purchase Presidential China from Collectors, Former Lenox, Castleton, Tiffany, Shenango, Wedgwood, Pickard and White House Employees

My name is Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. Currently I possess the most prolific American Presidential China collection in America. However, it is always in the forefront of my mind to keep improving the quality and quantity of this White House China collection.

If you happen to have several examples of Presidential China that are either duplicates, or have less appeal to you today than they once did, then feel free to contact me immediately using the contact form or phone number below - I would be very interested in buying your sample Presidential pieces. With the above in mind, please know that all contacts from you to me are to remain totally confidential in nature. You will find me a fair man.

Please feel free to review the current Presidential China pieces in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection on this website. However, I have multiple floor-to-near-ceiling lighted and mirrored cases awaiting additional and/or duplicate Official White House China examples to include along with existing highlights.


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Mr. Amyx is always looking for new and interesting additions to this portion of the collection, via trade and/or purchase. Also, some items may be available for purchase.
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