Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Palace Hotel – San Francisco, CA
Date of plate: 1982
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.
White body with two mustard-colored stripes on the outer and inner rims and a topmarked doubleheaded eagle crest in black, gray and mustard colors. The letters "PH" are at the center of the shield, supported by the eagle's wings and the words "Palace Hotel" appear beneath the shield.