Manufacturer: Sterling China
User: Club 33
Date of service plate: 1982
Notes: Club 33 is a private club located at 33 Royal Street within Disneyland in California. The New Orleans inspired club was conceived by Walt Disney as a private place to entertain dignitaries. Artist Dorothea Redmond provided watercolor sketches as to what the place should look like and designer Emil Kuri, Disney and his wife traveled to New Orleans to select many of the antiques on display. After years of planning, it opened in 1967 just after Disney's death.
Membership is highly sought after, with 14 years being the usual wait. Currently, applications for membership are closed. Original members included Aunt Jemima's; Douglas Aircraft; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; General Electric; Bell Telephone; United Airlines and more.
White service plate features the club's logo, just 33 in a shield, in gold in well.
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