Piece of Thomas Jefferson’s White House service china – estimate $15,000-18,000 at JG.Limited.

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Branded JG.Limited, its inaugural 500-lot History & Culture timed sale has items related to JFK, Thomas Jefferson, the Wright Brothers, Harry Truman, Al Capone and other historical notables. A 25% buyer’s premium will be charged.

Pictured above, estimated at $15,000-18,000, is a piece of Thomas Jefferson’s rare White House service china, probably a dessert bowl. The c.1790s white Chinese export porcelain serving plate is 6¼in (16cm) in diameter and features painted blue borders with gilt fleur-de-lis edges. The centre bears a hand-painted design featuring Jefferson’s neoclassical shield with 13 stars enclosing a script initial J.

JG Autographs, of Danvers, Massachusetts, was founded in 1997 by Jared A Gendron and has been handling rare autographs and historical artefacts for nearly 20 years.