Manufacturer: Bauscher China
User: Shoreham Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Date of examples: circa 1913
Notes: The original Shoreham Hotel opened 1889, on the corner of 15th and H Streets, NW in Washington, D.C. After an addition in 1892, it was an eight-story hotel with 250 rooms. It closed in 1928 and was torn down in 1929.
In 1913, Bauscher China made a service for The Shoreham that is decorated with coin gold bands and pin lines. Included in this service is a tea pot with an infuser insert that kept the tea leaves out of the tea that was poured into cups.
WorthPoint contains a brush vase and a covered soap dish that are decorated with hand-painted flowers. The rendering appears to be more modern in style than what was popular in 1913. This suggests that the painting was done by someone after the china left the Shoreham rather than what was ordered by the hotel.
Author and photos: Larry Paul