Mandalay Dinner Plate, Buffalo China, Restaurant Ware, Indian Tree, 1920s China, Serving Plate, Display Plate
A beautiful dinner plate by Buffalo China. It is in the Mandalay pattern that consists of an Indian Tree type of design of a tree covered with flowers. The edge and verge have a green line. This plate was made for Kniffin and Demarest, New York who were distributors of china to Restaurants in New York and New Jersey. This is restaurant grade china from the 1920s and it is very heavy. The plate would be a great serving or display plate.
The Buffalo Pottery Company was established in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. It was an offshoot of the Larkin Soap Company, which was founded in 1875. John Larkin and Elbert Hubbard conceived Buffalo Pottery to make dishes that could be purchased with certificates from Larkin Soap. Buffalo Pottery produced many different kinds of pottery for commercial use in hotels and railroad dining cars, as well as art pottery that is popular with antique collectors.
9 3/4 inches in diameter
This plate was made to stand the rigors of a busy restaurant and as such is in excellent condition. It has no chips, cracks, or crazing. There is a manufactures light smear of paint but you have to look carefully to see it. This is restaurant ware and was designed to be roughly handled, functional, as well as beautiful.
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