Truxtun Dessert Plate
The design for this elegant dessert plate is inspired by George Washington's original Truxtun Defender Bowl which links the American Revolution, the merchant marine, and the infant United States Navy. Made in 1795 of Chinese export porcelain, the punch bowl was custom decorated in China for Captain Thomas Truxtun (1755-1822), who presented it to Washington.
Through the courtesy of a private owner, George Washington's original Truxtun Defender Bowl is currently on display at Mount Vernon. An adaptation of this bowl is available for sale at the Shops at Mount Vernon.
The dessert plate is 8" in diameter. Hand wash only. Not microwaveable.