ca. 1915 - 1940
Museum Purchase

Bread and butter plate. Description: 1 bread and butter plate, Lamberton China, white glaze with twig and acorn and oak leaf design at border with shield stating Hotel Oakland. From the History Information Station: Object: Cup, plate, butter dish, tea menu, and brochure from the Hotel Oakland. History: Built in 1912, the Hotel Oakland still stands (despite extensive damage in the 1989 earthquake) at 13th and Alice Streets in downtown Oakland. Today it is a retirement residence. But it spent its first thirty years as a center of Oakland's social life, a meeting place for elite society. Its popular afternoon tea service was served on dishes sporting California Live Oak leaves and acorns. With its Spanish-style towers, its columns, gardens, and elegant public rooms, the Hotel Oakland represented the sophisticated prosperity of turn-of-the century California. Gifts of Laetitia Meyer and Bertha Toy

Used: Lamberton China | Hotel Oakland

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