Lamberton scalloped rim celery tray, with hand-painted orange & black trim, and SH monogram from the Secor Hotel in Toledo, Ohio. Dish has Maddock's ML China backstamp on the underside, used between 1890-1911. The hotel opened in 1908, so this piece is definitely from its early days of operation. Although the Secor building still stands in Toledo, it has not been used as a hotel in decades.
Royal Porcelain large serving platter, decorated with brown floral transfer print hand-tinted with pink & green and metallic gold trim. Heavy trim wear, but otherwise in good usable condition without crazing or other damage.
Lamberton dinner plate, decorated with gray underglaze art nouveau border and unidentified MH monogram, ML china backstamp. These plates were probably made around 1893 when Maddock was still perfecting the Lamberton glaze - two plates have major glaze flaws. These are a very good example of early Lamberton restaurantware and are beautiful for display, even though they have underrim chips and small dark spots.
Royal Porcelain serving platter, decorated with leafy branches of apples (or maybe pomegranates) that have been hand-tinted in pink and light green. The metallic gold trim on this platter is almost completely gone, but otherwise this extra-large platter is in perfect condition for use or display, with no crazing and few utensil marks.