50.8 x 34.3 cm (20 x 13 1/2 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Marked on the reverse: the United States coat of arms (Great Seal with eagle) in color, the words “FABRIQUÉ PAR/HAVILNAD & CO./d’après les dessins/DE/” in red with the artist’s signature “THEO: R. DAVIS” below in black, “H & Co.” double underscored in green, the words “DESIGN PATENTED/AUGUST 10th 1880” followed by the number of the series 11935 for the fish course in blue. Note: the Turkey Platter (EL013.84) is a piece patented in 1880 for public sale; it was not part of the actual White House service.
Lent by the family of Myra Kendall Roberts