Mount Vernon Magnolia Mug
George Washington's reputation as an avid plantsman and farmer was well known. Foreign governments, friend admirers, even strangers supplied him with a steady stream of seeds, slips, bulbs, and cuttings from all over the world. William Washington, a relative living in South Carolina, sent southern magnolia that adapted beautifully to Mount Vernon. "Magnolia" became the name of an Arabian racing stallion owned by George Washington.
Rosy purple magnolia blossoms resembling those of the Chinese Magnolia, cherry blossoms, and sprigs of cherries decorate the mug. The fine porcelain mug is approximately 4" tall and 3" in diameter at the slightly flared lip.
Hand decorated in Virginia.