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This platter is part of an extensive dinner service owned by Robert E. Lee, Jr. and possibly inherited from his mother, Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and wife of General Robert E. Lee. Its transfer-printed pattern imitates the popular, hand-painted landscape designs found on Chinese export porcelain. By the time the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association received this and other pieces of porcelain from the Lee family in 1935, they had become commingled with the Washington-owned pieces the family inherited. More

Date

1860-1890


Geography


Material/Technique

Earthenware


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 1 5/16 in. x 14 3/4 in. x 10 15/16 in. (3.33 cm x 37.47 cm x 27.78 cm)


Credit

Purchased by the A. Alfred Taubman Acquisition Endowment Fund and partial gift of an anonymous donor, 2004


Object Number

W-2786/N


Colors


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