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Belgian Plate

F. De Valeriola1900/1920

The President Woodrow Wilson House

The President Woodrow Wilson House

One of set of 18 circular Belgian plates. This plate depicts the town of Nieuport with group of people heading toward city. Has a blue and gold decorated border. During World War I Nieuport served to defend the Ypres salient. The town's sluices flooded the entire area, halting the German advance and completely destroying the town, which was rebuilt after the war. Presented to President Wilson by the King and Queen of Belgium at the White House, October 30, 1919.

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  • Title: Belgian Plate
  • Creator: F. De Valeriola
  • Date Created: 1900/1920
  • Location: The President Woodrow Wilson House, Butler's Pantry
  • Medium: Made of Porcelain and gold leaf in Brussels, Belgium.

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