Manufacturer: Buffalo China
User: Arthur E. Wheeler
Distributor: James M. Shaw & Co.
Date of bowl: 1924
Notes: This bowl belonged to Arthur E. Wheeler, a Wall Street banker who lived in New York City. The flag on the right was his personal signal flag; the flag on the left was the burgee for the New York Yacht Club, of which he was a member.
The china service might have been used on his boat, which, according to Lloyd's Registry of American Yachts, was the 97-foot Bienestar.
However, according to the Acania website, the Wheeler flag could also have been used at a later time on one of the two diesel yachts that Wheeler had built, Acania I and Acania II. (There is an interesting anecdote that the one of the Acania might have been ordered for, and silently owned by, Al Capone.)
White body bowl with coin gold band and line on rim. Logo is crossed flags of the New York Yacht Club and Wheeler's personal signal flag.
See also: New York Yacht Club
ID and photos contributed by dbstoneware