Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: New Howard Hotel
Date of platter: 1921
Notes: Located at 8 North Howard Street in Baltimore, Maryland, the New Howard Hotel was built in 1905 to replace the original Howard House built circa 1850.
In 2010, the hotel is a residential apartment building known as CenterPoint.
White body with a beaded border in brown around the rim linked to an inner border of swags and opal-like pendants in shades of green, brown and yellow. Topmarked by the hotel's Green shield with multiple fleur de lis and the words "New Howard" in a diagonal. A lion sits atop the shield.
A US Patent was issued on March 11, 1913 for this pattern design by Elmer E. Walter. It was not a controlled pattern; and therefore, it was available to anyone to use or customize such as the New Howard Hotel.
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Boston and Albany Railroad Berkshire
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