Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Chalfonte – Haddon Hall
Distributor: John Wanamaker, Philadelphia
Date of bowl: 1927 – 1950s
Notes: The original Chalfonte Hotel was built in 1868 in Atlantic City, New Jersey for a cost of $21,000 and accommodated 140 guests. The nearby Haddon Hall building originally was erected circa 1893.
The Leeds and Lippincott Company acquired both properties and then rebuilt Haddon Hall, merging the hotels in 1929 to form the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel.
In 1943, Haddon Hall was used for the Atlantic City Air Forces Training and Reception Center Hospital.
Saved from destruction, the hotels were purchased by Resorts International on May 26, 1978 and became the Resorts Casino Hotel. It was the first casino to open on the Boardwalk of the famous Atlantic City seaside resort.
Old Ivory body with a wide decorative border consisting of a speckled orange background set within scrolling black lines. This outer ornamental border design flows around colorful bouquets of flowers. The inner verge border design consists of an ornamental green, orange and black band broken by colorful fruit bouquets.
If one follows the logic used in identifying railroad china, then this Rutland pattern could have been a Syracuse stock pattern – used by other venues – and customized by Syracuse for Chalfonte Haddon Hall with the addition of the backstamp.