Manufacturer: Buffalo China
User: Palace Hotel – San Francisco, CA
Distributor: Dohrmann Hotel Supply Co.
Date of compote: 1915 – 1940s
Notes: One of San Francisco's most famous hotels, the Palace Hotel opened in 1875 and cost $5 million to build. The hotel survived the earthquake of 1906, but was gutted by the fires that engulfed the city. It reopened in 1909 and served the city well until 1989, when it closed again for a major restoration which was completed in 1991.
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco is identified on the list of "Commercial Service Clients" in The Book of Buffalo Pottery by Seymour and Violet Altman (Pages 179-182). "This list, as far as the authors know, includes no clients who chose from stock patterns, and none that date from the post-1940 period…"
Though this pattern may have started out as a custom pattern used by the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, the same pattern later was used by other Buffalo China commercial clients. This pattern was also made for the Palace Hotel by Bauscher and Shenango.
White body with a border featuring pendants, swags and bows in black, gray and brown colors.