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Society of the Cincinnati Porcelain Ornament


Of all the Chinese export porcelain that came to America in the early days of the Republic, probably the most sought after by present-day collectors are pieces from George Washington's 302-piece dinner serves bearing the emblem of the Society of the Cincinnati.

The society, of which Washington was the first president, was organized by Major-General Henry Knox, Washington's chief of artillery during the Revolutionary War. Knox and his fellow officers decided to name their fraternity after Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus (ca. 519 B.C. - ca. 439 B.C.), who left his farm to lead the army of the Roman Republic and returned to farming after the victory was won - as did Washington and his men.

Winterthur owns 66 pieces of this extremely rare service, the largest in any public or private collection. Bring history to your holiday display with this miniature porcelain ornament.

• The perfect gift for a history buff!

• Porcelain.

• Dimensions: about 2.75" in diameter.

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