Miniature Wedgwood creamer from the White House, Washington, D.C., ca. 1890

Description
This creamer from a toy tea service once belonged to the children of President and Mrs. Grover Cleveland. Made by England’s Wedgwood Company in the early 1890s, the creamer features the stylized Roman scenes that were the company’s trademark.
Dr. Emanuel Newman of Falls Church, Virginia, donated the creamer to the museum in 1970. Newman had received it as a gift from the nurse who had looked after the Cleveland children in the White House. The creamer had been given to her as a memento because its handle had broken; she had kept the creamer and handle in her possession until presenting them to Newman prior to her death in 1946. The museum reattached the handle and added the tiny creamer to its display of White House china in the First Ladies Hall.
Gift of Emanuel Newman, 1970
Object Name
pitcher, cream
date made
1890s
associated person
Cleveland, Grover
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 1 in; 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
PL*288940.01
catalog number
288940.01
accession number
288940
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Souvenir Nation
See more items in
Political History: Political History, White House/First Ladies Collection
Souvenir Nation
Exhibition
Souvenir Nation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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