This special edition boxed set is handmade by artisans in Washington, D.C. Crafted from the finest red leather and silk to protect the carefully etched crystal glasses and decatur. In addition, this one of a kind presentation box includes a unique copy of Wine and the White House with gilded edges and signed by the author. vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware
A journey through every chapter of presidential history, the fully illustrated pages feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection.
The seal on this glass is taken from the glassware ordered by President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln in the spring of 1861 from Christian Dorflinger’s Greenpoint Glass Works in Brooklyn, New York. This eagle insignia, enclosed within a shield-shaped cartouche, features an eagle, perched upon a shield, carrying arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right. Beneath the shield is a swag bearing the motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” “Out of many, one.” The Lincoln glassware was reordered several times and remained in use at the White House until the Benjamin Harrison administration.