Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Hotel Touraine – Boston, Massachusetts
Date of example: circa 1928 – 1954
Notes: The ten-story building on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets in Boston, Massachusetts, opened September 8, 1897, as the Hotel Touraine. It was built for, and operated by, Joseph Reed Whipple. The Whipple Company also operated the Parker House and Young's Hotel. The Touraine contained three dining rooms including the German Room, in the basement. There was also a dining room for children and their nannies. The Touraine closed in 1966, and was converted into apartments. In 2022, the apartments operated under the name, "62 ON THE PARK."
Scammell produced a pattern for the Touraine on Ivory body Lamberton China. The crest is a shield with three gold fluer de lis on a green background. The shield, with crown on top, is encircled with a laurel wreath. The decal border is composed of scrolls and swags. A coin gold line in on the rim.
Washington DC Evening Star, September 8, 1897 – hotel opening
Boston Daily Globe, September 8, 1897 – opening and information
Author and photos: Larry Paul