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China and Dinnerware1745 of 2404Pretty stoneware bowl with a bee on the lid.China Cabinet with Wedgwood China
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Posted 3 years ago

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rocker-sd
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This is one of my latest auction finds. I have collected restaurant china for ever. This is the first piece of Limoge I have found. This a historical piece coming from the Hotel Angelus, in Los Angeles.

Angelus Hotel, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA
ID: 10238
Construction Date: Start Date: 1901
End Date: 1901
Notes: The Angelus consisted of two, eight-story blocks separated by a central light court, set on top of a rectangular base containing lobby, dining room, meeting areas and other shared facilities. According to promotional literature, construction cost $800,000, of which the owners spent a quarter on furnishings and equipment. A Turkish-themed room was in use in the hotel's early days. The Architectural League of the Pacific Coast staged its Second Annual Convention at the Angelus Hotel, on 04/10-13/1912; Los Angeles architect Alfred F. Rosenheim served as President of the League at that time.
Demolition Note: Demolished in 05/1956.
Alteration Note: When first announced in 1901, the Angeleus was to be the tallest hotel in Los Angeles, CA, at 7 stories. As originally built, it had 8 stories. Plans for the enlargement of the Angelus Hotel were announced in 1904 and 1907. In 1904, the press reported that the hotel would attain 9 stories in height.

Building History: G.S. Holmes, also the proprietor of The Knutsford Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT, ran the hotel early in its history; the Angelus opened 12/27/1901. Ownership changed in 1904.
Demolition Date: 1956-05-07
Structure Type: built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Locations: Structure:
Los Angeles, CA
USA

I think this platter was probably one of the original furnishings. It measures 15 1/2" 10 1/2". It's in excellent condition. I wonder how it ended up in South Dakota?

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  1. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the comment and love BELLIN68
  2. pgerald, 3 years ago
    I have a footed compote that matches your platter. It was given to me many years ago by my grandmother in Salt lake City. The center of the compote has the initials "GSH'. The marking on the underside says " C. Ahrenfeldt Limoges for The Knutsford G.S. Holmes Prop"
  3. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 3 years ago
    That would the sister Hotel in Salt Lake City, The Knutsford Hotel
  4. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 2 years ago
    This post is in violation of collectors weekly's rules.

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