Manufacturer: John Maddock & Sons, England
User: Chamberlin Hotel
Date of plate: Circa 1880 – 1896
Notes: The Hotel Chamberlin is located in Hampton, Virginia, overlooking Hampton Roads at Old Point Comfort. In 1920, the original Chamberlin suffered from fire, though the edifice remained. It was rebuilt and reopened in 1928 as the Chamberlin-Vanderbilt with 294 rooms, but the "Vanderbilt" name was dropped in 1934. This hotel originally had two square wooden towers with octagonal roofs on top of the brick towers, but the wooden towers were later removed.
Currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hotel Chamberlin has since been renovated into a high-dollar luxury retirement community. The first two floors retain the "hotel" atmosphere and are designed as guest quarters for visiting relatives of residents, while the other floors are residential two-bedroom apartments.
Lamberton China white body with a cobalt blue band border between gold lines. Center-marked with a gold logo consisting of the letter "C", flanked by crossed anchors, cannons & rope with a trident and winged shield on top.
The plate has a burgundy red band with dark green lines on either side at its rim; there is also a dark green line at the verge. In between is an ornate CH monogram in red and green; on the left are cross cannons; on the right, cross anchors, all in red and green.
ID and photos contributed by Michael Silverman