Porcelain game plate in the pattern designed by Theodore R. Davis for U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, depicting a grouse in landscape setting. Marked on back with United States eagle vignette, artist's signature, Haviland Limoges stamp, and additional blue stamp "Design patented August 10th 1880 No. 119332". 9" diameter. Note: Theodore Davis was commissioned by The White House to design a pattern for a china service featuring varied, artistic depictions of American flora and fauna. Comprised of 562 pieces for nine courses, with 130 distinct decorations, the service, made by Haviland, created a sensation. Shortly after it was delivered to the White House in 1880, Davis granted Haviland the right to duplicate many of the pieces from the Hayes service for sale to the public. Pieces produced for public sale, like this one, can be distinguished by the presence of the patent number in blue on the reverse. CONDITION: Excellent condition, no damage.
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