Manufacturer: Buffalo China
User: Larkin Company
Pattern/Body: Rouge Lamelle
Date of platter: 1930s
Notes: The Larkin Soap Company of Buffalo, New York was founded by principals John D. Larkin, Elbert Hubbard and Darwin Martin in 1875. Early in the 20th century, the company expanded its product offerings to include groceries, dry goods, china and furniture, offering these products through its national mail-order house.
The platter topmark matches the lettering on Larkin Company labels and warehouse parking passes used circa 1930s. This platter likely was used in the Larkin Administration Building kitchen/restaurant dining rooms.
ID and photo contributed by kathleen
Rouge Lamelle or rose-beige outer border with black pin line inner-rim border and white center. Topmarked Larkin in black.