Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery
User: U.S. Revenue Cutter Service
Date of examples: Pre-1915
Notes: The Coast Guard Museum Northwest in Seattle, Wash., displays this pattern, which was used at various locations, likely in ships' wardrooms. It is crested with a curve-sided shield containing in upper case, the script "USRCS" monogram. This pattern was produced in two color variations of the transfer design – a light gray green background with darker letters and a light red orange background with darker letters.
On the green shield variation, the rim lines consist of a thick green line flanked by red pin lines. On the red version, it is a thick red line flanked by green pin lines.
This china was produced before 1915 when the Revenue Service became the Coast Guard, which changed the initials in the shield to USCG. Celery trays and two-handled bouillon cups and saucers are included in this china service.
Source of information is the Coast Guard Museum Northwest.
For related info: U.S. Revenue Cutter Service 2 by Greenwood China
ID contributed by L Paul
Photos contributed by Coast Guard Museum Northwest