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Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:20 am
by Paul Ringstrom

Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:43 pm
by Roderick Grant
This was a simplification of the original FLW design. A later design, sold through Tiffany's, replicated the original.

Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:25 pm
by Craig
I'm confused. I thought it was the other way around. This set by Noritake shows the coffee cup with the red circle overlapping the brim which was reportedly designed that way by Wright to hide women's lipstick marks. The colors are more muted and the design seems much more refined to me. Since Noritake did the original production wouldn't they have offered a more authentic reproduction?

The Tiffany produced set from the 1980s did not have that cup detail. The colors are nearly primary.

Does anyone have a photo of the original design from the 1920s?

Noritake: Image

Tiffany:Image

Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:46 pm
by SDR
From David Hanks, "Decorative Designs . . ." (1979):


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Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:48 pm
by Roderick Grant
Perhaps Stan can help. A visitor to Hollyhock gave a small plate that her mother had from an original set. It should still be in the house.

Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:10 pm
by SDR
Input from Hanks---and Pfeiffer---is interesting and useful, isn't it. Thinner porcelain, a motif that wrapped onto the inside of the cup distinguish the earlier production from the later.

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Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:51 pm
by Stephen Cowdery
Whichever it is, that's a pretty good price, all of the FLW dinnerware pieces are getting hard to get.
The Cabaret style is a really "fun" thing to have. I just have the 7.5" plates and use them all the time,
everybody loves them.

Time for a reissue?

Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:05 pm
by Paul Ringstrom
I noticed also that the Martin House plate re-issue, from a few years ago, has been sold out. It is unclear whether Buffalo Pottery, who made the original and the reissue, is out of business or not.

Re: Imperial Hotel dishes for sale

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:16 pm
by DavidC