Manufacturer: Shenango China
User: Hotel Del Coronado
Date of gravy boat: 1960s
Notes: Built in 1888 near San Diego, CA and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the Hotel del Coronado has a rich and colorful heritage. The Del's visionary founders, Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story, dreamed of building a seaside resort that would be "the talk of the Western world."
For more than a century, the resort has been a living legend, visited by celebrities, dignitaries and U.S. presidents. In fact, publisher Rand McNally recognized the Hotel del Coronado for enjoying "more fame and historical significance than perhaps any hotel in North America." Information courtesy of the hotel's website.
A similar pattern to this Hotel del Coronado pattern was also produced by Sterling China.