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Mount Vernon Nr Washington

Shown below is a view of the vegetable dish with its cover.

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Beauties of America

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: 10.25 inches


A vegetable dish is the only known form of this view.   First known as Little Hunting Creek Plantation, Mount Vernon was granted to George Washington's great-grandfather John Washington in 1674.  George's older half brother Lawrence Washington renamed it Mount Vernon after his commanding officer in the British navy, Admiral Edward Vernon.  George inherited the property upon the death of Lawrence's widow in 1761.  He increased the size of the plantation from 2000 to 8000 acres and also enlarged and redecorated the house, adding the distinctive two story porch, or piazza, and the cupola.  George Washington died at Mount Vernon December 14, 1799 and is buried there.