King Abdullah II of Jordan

A Holiday gift presented by King Abdullah II of Jordan to a powerful U.S. Congressman

Pale yellow Porcelain Plate, 9.5? x 9.5? square, Head of State Gift presented to Congressman Young. Floral design with the Royal cypher at top edge and “The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan / 2007-2008” at the lower edge. The Rosenthal royal logo is at the lower left corner.

United Trading for Porcelain & Art Co. – Rosenthal is located in Amman, Jordan. In the original 9” x 9” presentation box, with cover, with Royal cipher in gold. The official U.S. Government justification for accepting gifts from foreign governments is “Non-acceptance would cause the donor or the U.S. Government embarrassment.” 
Congressman Young served as Chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee from 1999-2004 and as Chairman of the powerful Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense from 1995-1998, 2005-2006, and from 2011 until his death in 2013, serving as the Ranking Republican from 2007-2010. The House Appropriations Committee writes the bill which includes the amount of foreign aid in the form of economic and military assistance.
Accompanied by an ornate New Year's card, 7.25" x 8.75" when closed, "The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan / 2007-2008" in gilt at lower edge of cover. Large color photograph inside, over both pages, pictures King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, and their four children. Greeting in Arabic and English: "Wishing you a blessed New Year / filled with love and peace" signed in facsimile by "Rania" and "Abdullah." With royal envelope addressed in type to "The Honorable Bill Young."
From the Estate of Congressman Bill Young.


Item: 59505

Price: $1,000.00
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