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Sale IT217 Lot 1510

METAL FLOWER CHOCOLATE BOX, 20TH CENTURY, USED FOR WHITE HOUSE DINNER HOSTED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH FOR RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN AND HIS WIFE The circular two-piece chocolate box is metal; the cover is decorated with roses and stems, marked with manufacturer's number on lip of box. The box was used to celebrate the arrival of Vladimir Putin and his wife to the White House - h:2.25 w:7.75 in.

Provenance: Private collection of Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier. First Lady Rosalynn Carter hired Mesnier, who served 26 years under five presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. According to Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts: A Pastry Chef's Secrets, Mesnier created stunning desserts for more than 40 queens, kings, princes, princesses and heads of state.

Literature: Roland Mesnier and Mark Ramsdell, Creating the Sweet World of White House Desserts: A Pastry Chef's Secrets (Washington, D.C.: The White House Historical Association, 2019), p. 138.
Estimate $100-150

Sold for $250.00

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