Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery Company
User: Bellevue Hotel
Date of china: circa 1910-1924
Notes: The seven-story, 300-room with bath, Bellevue Hotel at 505 Geary Street, San Francisco, California opened in August 1910. In June 1995, the hotel was renamed Hotel Monaco. Following a major facelift in 2018 it reopened as The Marker, operated by Joie de Vivre Hotels. The dining room has been operating as Tratto since 2016.
Maddock Pottery made at least two crested patterns for the Bellevue. One pattern has the hotel's shield with fluer de lis crest in brick red and green below a border of green squares and lozenge shapes. This decal border was created for the Bellevue and is shown in the Maddock pattern sample book as "#6060 Bellevue Border". The other known pattern has the same decal shield crest, with a brick red rim line and a verge pin line. This china is back stamped for the hotel and was supplied by Albert Pick & Co. Some pieces contain "Chicago and San Francisco" indicating that they were made during, or after, 1913, when the San Francisco Pick location opened.
San Francisco Call July 9, 1910 (opening info), UCR, Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research, website
Marinmagazine website, Dec 19, 2018, article by Mimi Towle about reopening as the Marker
Marker Hotel website
Restaurant China, Vol 2, by Barbara Conroy, page 261
1915 Hotel Red Book, page 60
1969 Hotel Red Book, page 113
China photos: Ed Babcock
Author and postcards: Larry Paul