Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery Co.
User: Nassau Hotel – Long Island, NY
Distributor: N. Snellenburg & Co.
Date of platter: 1920s
Notes: Located on Long Beach, Long Island, New York, the eight-story, 300-room Nassau Hotel opened on June 19, 1909. By 1922, Joel Hillman's Hillman Hotel Company was operating the Nassau as a Summer hotel on the American plan.
By 1922, Mr. Hillman also operated the Breakers Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was probably around that time that this new pattern was created for use in both hotels. As a profit enhancer, both hotels were furnished with some of the same equipment including the china and the wooden hangers in the bedroom closets, which were marked with both hotel names.
Trenton white body with a border pattern featuring a band of blue geometric shapes outlined in golden yellow, intersected by a rose set within a frame. The rim edge of the decal border has a thick golden yellow line. Backstamped "Made expressly for The Breakers and Hotel Nassau N. Snellenburg & Co." N. Snellenburg was a Philadelphia Department store that had a commercial supply department. Impressed in the china body is "Maddocks Trenton China."
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