The White House Historical Association continues its collaboration with renowned designer Anna Weatherley with its second exclusive hand-painted Easter Egg featuring Wisteria from the White House gardens. Presented on a beautiful 3/4"-high circular porcelain base and nestled in a custom designed presentation box, the porcelain Easter Egg is the perfect White House-inspired spring gift. Each Egg is unique and hand painted by master painters in Weatherley's Budapest, Hungary studio.
Based in Arlington, Virginia, Weatherley designed the egg after carefully studying the many varieties of flowers featured in the seasonal White House gardens redesigned by Rachel Lambert Mellon for President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Weatherley was selected in 2009 by First Lady Laura Bush to create a hand-painted “casual” presidential china service, featuring a magnolia blossom pattern. It is used as an informal setting in the White House private quarters. She has also created pieces for the Prince of Wales Foundation in the United Kingdom.
Each Egg box contains an informational card. Below is the text included on the card:
2017 White House Easter Egg
by Anna Weatherley
The White House Historical Association in collaboration with renowned designer Anna Weatherley, is pleased to present our second annual exclusive, hand-painted porcelain Easter Egg. Featuring the Wisteria that climbs the iron railings of the South Portico of the White House, it follows the 2016 Egg that featured a tulip. Presented on a beautiful 3/4-ingh-high circular porcelain base and nestled in a custom designed presentation box, the Easter Egg is the perfect White House-inspired spring gift. Each Egg is uniquely designed by Anna Weatherley and hand-painted by master painters in Weatherley's Budapest, Hungary, studio.
A nonprofit organization, the WHITE HOUSE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION was founded in 1961 for the purpose of enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion. All proceeds from the sale of this product will be used to fund the acquisition of historic furnishings and art work for the permanent White House collection, assist in the preservation of public rooms, and further its educational mission. For more information, visit www.whitehousehistory.org.