Governor and Mrs. Allan Shivers (1949-1957) designated official state silver and china. The original state china pattern was “Jefferson”, designed and produced by Pickard China, in Antioch, Illinois. The china is decorated in gold with the state seal.
A second china pattern, “Texas Oak”, was designed by the Friends of the Governor’s Mansion, and presented to the Mansion in 2017. The china was produced by Pickard China in Antioch, Illinois. The design consists of oak leaves and acorns inspired by the Texas oak tree. Six stars represent the countries that have ruled Texas; a large central star represents the Lone Star State.
The “Texas Oak” china complements the “Jefferson” china, and they are often used together.