This is a beautiful collector's plate in fine porcelain china. It is commissioned by the American Commemorative Council LTD. in creamy white porcelain china with a full color painting on the front. Signed by artist, John Alan Maxwell on front left corner.It is from the Southern Landmark Series and features famous mansions with each mansion painted by the artist John Alan Maxwell. This one is theSouthern Landmark Ashland Kenticky, Henry ClayWhen Henry Clay built his elegant home, "Ashland," in 1811, little did he dream that he was at the beginning of a long and distinguished career of service to his country....as senator, and candidate for the presidency.He loved "Ashland," which he named because of majestic ash trees in which it stood; he was an enthusiastic farmer, as well as a shrewd lawyer, with a special fondness for good livestock.At "Ashland" he bred many thoroughbred horses, some of which were nationally famous. Among his friends, he was known as a great sportsman.Henry Clay lived at Ashland for 40 years, until his death in 1852.He enjoyed strolling over the walks that ran through the wood park surrounding the house, and many of the great ideas that set the course of American history were undoubtedly developed here.Limited Edition Number 2162 of 9800Plates are limited edition of 9800 firings eachThese were put out over several years and this was made in 1977Measures 10 3/4" diameter24 Karat Gold edge and back stampSponsored by:The National Historical SocietyMaxwell died in 1984.In 2012, Maxwell's great nephew,Douglas Stuart McDanielwrote, produced and directed a self-financed narrative feature film about Maxwell's life. The film,The Lovelies of John Alan Maxwell, will premiere Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the historic Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee.I do have additional plates from Maxwell so check out my listings if there is a particular one you are looking for.Condition is MINT with no chips, cracks, scratches or wear.