Mount Vernon Magnolia Pin Tray
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.
A magnolia blossom, cherry blossoms, sprigs of cherries, and "Mount Vernon" are in the center of the porcelain pin tray. The curved edge is approximately ½" deep and the dish is 5 ½" x 3 ¾".
Hand decorated in Virginia.