Manufacturer: Carr China Company
User: Ararat Shrine Temple
Pattern name: Portland, Underglaze Print Pattern #6010
Date of plate: circa 1920s-1930s
Notes: This plate would have been a sample for the Ararat Shrine Temple – location unknown. 6010 (as shown on the backstamp) denoted the Portland pattern (Underglaze Print Pattern: 6010), and 14 would have been the color of blue used.
The Shriners are a philanthropic fraternity that grew out of Freemasonary over a century ago. See the photo above of President Harry Truman wearing his Ararat Shrine Temple fez.
Content by: Susan and Ed Phillips