Manufacturer: W.H. Grindley
User: Poodle Dog Cafe and Bakery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date of creamer: 1940s – 1979
Notes: This is from the Poodle Dog Cafe & Bakery located at 706-708 Yates Street in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada — NOT from the better-known, long-closed Old Poodle Dog Restaurant in San Francisco, CA or the Poodle Dog Restaurant (still open in 2008) in Fife, WA.
A 1901 history of Victoria, B.C. has this mention of the Poodle Dog: "Dining was available at the renowned Poodle Dog Restaurant [where a 5-course meal including soup, meat, fish, vegetables, dessert and coffee cost only fifty cents] …" Based on files found in newspaper archives, this Poodle Dog was in business at least from 1887 to 1954.
Off-white body topmarked with the words "Poodle Dog" in rust colored script. There is a rust colored line border and a blue, green and rust colored rope and accent floral design band beneath it.
For more about an unrelated entry:
Poodle Dog Grill – Memphis by Black Knight, Hutschenreuther China – Germany