Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery Co.
Distributor: Higgins & Seiter, New York
User: Lüchow's Restaurant
Date of soup plate: 1890s – circa 1911
Notes: From the wikipedia: Luchow's in New York City spanned a century at 110-112 E. 14th St. It was started in 1882 by a German immigrant, August Lüchow. After it was destroyed by a fire in 1992, New York University bought the land for a residence hall. An effort to relocate it near Times Square ultimately failed.
For most of its existence, the menu featured traditional German fare. The restaurant was purchased around 1950 by Jan Mitchell, who wrote a book using the restaurant's recipes.
Many entertainers, writers and politicians were regulars at Lüchow's, including the following: Victor Herbert, William Steinway, John Barrymore, Judy Garland, O. Henry, Theodore Dreiser, Thomas Wolfe and John Garfield.
Lüchow's advertised itself as Lüchow's Famous Restaurant, "The Gourmets' Rendezvous Since 1882."
The Lüchow's – or Luchow's – soup plate has a pale, mint green band on the border surrounded by thin black lines, plus a thin metallic gold line on the verge. In between is a ribbon banner with the owner's name in the distinctive Gothic or Blackletter font: A. Lüchow.
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