Manufacturers: Greenwood Pottery and Syracuse China
User: Royal Palace Hotel
Greenwood Distributor: James M. Shaw & Co., New York
Date of Greenwood matchstand: circa 1903 – 1910
Date of Syracuse bowl: 1909
Notes: The Royal Palace Hotel was built in 1903, in Atlantic City, New Jersey by F. N. Pike. It was built of wood in a Victorian style with a two-story wraparound porch. Originally it had 350 rooms. However, in a December 11, 1921 ad in the New York Tribune it stated that it had a capacity of 600, was open all year, had a "Diet Kitchen," and an orchestra and dancing.
It is not known when the hotel closed, but it was not listed in the 1934 Hotel Red Book.
Greenwood matchstand: Small, white body, matchstand with striker rings near the top. All decoration is grey-green. Acanthus leaves on the rim and top of the stand, with a crown and ribbons on the stand with The Royal Palace below in the same color.
Syracuse bowl: White body bowl with a heavy black line around the outer edge of the border and a thin gold line at the top of the verge. At the top of the bowl within the verge is the hotel's logo in black which consists of a crown with ribbons at the base. Under the crown are the words "Royal Palace."
Larry Paul's 20th Century Hotel Research Database
Hotel Red Books
Detroit Publishing Company for 1904 photograph via Library of Congress
ID for Greenwood matchstand and photos: dbstoneware
ID for Syracuse and ephemera: Larry Paul
Syracuse photos: Christine Withopf