Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL
Pattern: Shadowtone 46
Distributor: E.A. Hinrichs & Co.
Date of plate: circa 1930s-1940s
Notes: A second documented Blackstone Hotel pattern, though it is difficult to determine an exact date for this plate. Other china with the E. A. Hinrichs & Co. backstamp has been found that dates to the 1930s and 1940s, though this distributor was in business for most of the 20th century.
A photo of the pattern is shown in a 1946 Syracuse China catalog, accompanied by a photo of the Mayfair Room in the Blackstone Hotel.
Stencil airbrushed scroll pattern Shadowtone 46, also called Kirkeby by Syracuse China employees, was a controlled pattern. Found in gray, pink and teal.
Photos contributed by myvintagevault