The White House Historical Association continues its collaboration with renowned designer Anna Weatherley with its fourth exclusive hand-painted Easter Egg featuring Cherry Blossoms 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 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:
2019 White House Easter Egg by Anna Weatherly
It was First Lady Helen Herron Taft who first envisioned flowering cherry trees along the Tidal Basin near the White House, and her which was realized in 1912 when 3,000 tress were given to the United States by Japan. These iconic cherry trees are included in the White House gardens and now more than 100 years old, the mature cherry trees with their spectacular springtime blossoms are honored annually. This special piece features the celebrated Cherry Blossoms, following the 2018 viola egg, the 2017 wisteria egg, and the 2016 tulip egg.