Posted 4 years ago
I've had this pair of 'divided plates' (is there a correct term for that?) for 30+ years, after finding them in a thrift shop in central IL. Never have had the slightest clue what the initials on them might stand for. Decorated with the initials (in an elegant script) and a small inner ring in green with a larger purplish outer border around their rims, they're identified as "MAYER CHINA #453" on their undersides and are of heavy 'commercial grade' quality, measuring 9-1/2" across.
Normally I think of divided plates like this being used in cafeterias and such, presumably where one's dinner might get a little jostled around by the time it gets to your table. (or along those same lines, maybe for hotel banquet rooms, boats/cruise ships, or something like that...??)
Does anybody recognize anything about their initials/colors/whatever that might lend me any further clue about them??