Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Berkeley-Carteret Hotel
Distributor: Steinbach Co.
Date of platter: 1928-circa 1930
Notes: This eight-story, 400-room hotel opened July 1, 1925 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It was closed during WWII and used by the British Navy.
The hotel was renovated in the early 1950s and a pool and Cabana Club were added. It was closed for most of the 1980s, changed ownership several times, and in 1985 had a $20 million renovation.
The Berkeley-Carteret Hotel underwent another major renovation circa 2007 and reopened for business with 250 rooms. It is known in 2020 as the The Berkeley Ocean Front Hotel, a vestige of Asbury Park's heyday as an oceanfront resort.
Lamberton China white body platter with classical pattern rim of rust-colored panels with garland swags and bows, interrupted by secondary crests featuring winged griffins in gray on either side of a blue and gold shield. The central crest at the top is the seal of the hotel, which features standing winged deer and a squirrel with the words: Loyal Anno 1664 Devoir.
This pattern design by Emil Schnepf was Patent #70,195, filed on Feb. 23, 1926 and issued May 18, 1926.
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