Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery
User: Radisson Hotel – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Distributor: Boutell Brothers
Date of plate: 1909
Notes: The 350-room Radisson Hotel, at 35 S. 7th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, opened December 15, 1909. An addition in the early 1920s increased the room count to 500. The Radisson closed November 20, 1981 and was imploded December 5, 1982.
The 100-seat Viking Cafe was located to the left of the office lobby. It was decorated in the ancient Norsk style with paintings by Arthur Wilbery. A Viking ship, hammered out of silver, hung from the center of the ceiling.
Maddock made service plates with a decal illustration of the Viking ship in the center of the well. The rope border in the center of the rim is flanked by blue rim and verge pin lines. The back stamp indicates that the plate was done on American China base, and supplied by Boutell Brothers, of Minneapolis.
For additional info:
Radisson Hotel by Unknown, possibly Bauscher Brothers
Radisson Hotel 2 by Maddock Pottery Co. and Fraunfelter China
Radisson Hotel 3 by Maddock Pottery Co.
Radisson Hotel 5 by Maddock Pottery, Union Porcelain, and Warwick China
Author and photos: Larry Paul