KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Pope Francis is back in Vatican City with a bowl made right here in Eastern North Carolina. It’s one of three made at Lenox China Factory in Kinston.
The second bowl is in France and the third is now on display at the Kinston Lenoir County Visitors Center. The bowl has decals of the St. Peters Cathedral at the Vatican and the Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Lenoir County Tourism Director Lucy Marston says the visitors center received it’s bowl this week.
“It makes me feel very special and very privileged and very honored that they are entrusting me in this piece of history,” explained Lucy Marston.
Marston says the bowl will stay on display at the visitors center until December 11. It will then return to Lenox China Factory and kept in its archives.