George Washington’s Mount Vernon has been a familiar landmark to travelers along the Potomac River since the 18th century. As chief architect of Mount Vernon, Washington drew inspiration from classical design books and contemporary designs to create an outstanding example of colonial architecture.
The scenic folk art view of Mount Vernon that appears on this porcelain collection is adapted from a 1792 painting by Edward Savage. The shell repeat pattern is derived from a chair cushion, one of twelve, worked in cross stitch by Martha Washington over a period of thirty-six years.
The 9” plate is not for food use. Decorative only.