Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Dryden Hotel
Date of bowl: circa 1929 – circa 1930
Notes: Located at 150 East 39th Street, New York, N.Y., the 17-story, 200-room Dryden Hotel opened in 1929 as an apartment hotel. Very little is known about the Dryden, other than simple line entries in Hotel Red Books (HRB).
In the 1961 HRB, the NEW Dryden-East Hotel was introduced to New York: "Salon size rooms; Terraces; Newly decorated; 21" color TV; FM radio; Air conditioning; Extension phones in bathroom; Private cocktail bar; choice East Side/Midtown area." In 1963 the dining room was upgraded and club facilities were added. In 1968 the hotel logo was placed in their HRB ad.
According to Emporis.com, the building is now the Dryden East Apartments with 144 Studio/1-BR apartments.
Trenton China white body with a wide rusty-brown band with semi-circles of blue and pale yellow stylized fleur-de-lis. The rim band is broken by a shield with rampant lion and two stars with The Dryden on a banner below the shield.
ID and photos contributed by dbstoneware