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, cherry blossoms and a sprig of cherries decorate the straight sided lidded teapot, lidded sugar, and creamer. The teapot is 6" tall and 4" in diameter; creamer and sugar are each approximately 3 ½" tall. Hand decorated in Virginia.