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Dinner plate of the Kennedy couple, by Limoges, made for them to mark the occasion of their celebrated 1963 visit to Paris, where the President famously remarked "I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris!"
France, [1963] Jacqueline Kennedy approved Renoir Limoges dinner plate for the First Couple's 1963 Paris visit. President John F. and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy visited Paris in May 1963. Gifts were prepared and given to mark the occasion. The First Lady received a set of Limoges china with hand-painted floral designs after paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir (a known ceramist) - receiving three "specimen" or example plates from the service for approval. The set included dinner, salad and dessert plates ranging in size from 7.5" to 9.5". They are "certified" as being number one out of an edition of one hundred. According to the agent for this Limoges china, the plates were made by George Boyer of Limoges, and to be marketed by the Galerie Urban in Paris; however, the examples were not produced for the general public, making the plates from this set most likely unique. The plate is inscribed on the verso: "Specimen Du Service Offert a Mme. Jacqueline Kennedy en Mai 1963" (Example of the service offered to Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy in May 1963). Excellent, unused condition.
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