Rare Vintage Dorothy Draper Dinner Plate - Mayer China for Boston Showcase - Rare Collectible Plate
Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it's well worthwhile to make the game as pleasant as possible. Dorothy Draper
Dorothy Draper (1889-1969) was a dynamo in the interior design world of the 20th century. Known for her bright colors, bold patterns and big beautiful floral aesthetic, Dorothy was the interior designer you called upon if you wanted to make a lavish, colorful impact in your home or your hotel or your restaurant. Here in the South, we know Dorothy best as the colorful interior designer behind the Greenbrier Hotel, but really she made an impact all over the country, especially in New York where she was involved in several hotel and restaurant projects. With a personality as big as her creative designs, Dorothy was all about bringing happiness and joy to personal places and spaces.
So it is with great excitement that we offer this very, very rare Dorothy Draper designed plate in the shop. Made by Mayer China in Beaver Falls PA for the Boston Showcase Company, it most likely was for a restaurant or hotel project that she was involved in. With monogram initials in the center that read either (DEC , DH or DCC) and a pretty pink and brown rim, it has been the source of fun investigations through history trying to figure out what project it was attached to. Alas, no concrete details have emerged, even after checking with the Boston Showcase Company (a restaurant ware retailer) so for the time being, we are left up to our own imaginations as to what fantastical ideas Dorothy had in mind when designing this specific plate. So far it seems to be one of a kind, but we will continue trying to research the pattern until we finally have a solution to our little mystery.
- Very rare pattern
- Stamped on back with the following info: Designed by Dorothy Draper Made exclusively by Mayer China Beaver Falls PA for Boston Showcase Co
In lovely vintage condition. No chips or cracks.
Measures 9.75" inches (diameter)
Dorothy would want you to incorporate this plate into your collection in a big way. Since she was a lover of flowers just as much as us, we'd recommend pairing this beauty with a mix of pink and brown vintage plates for the ultimate in stylish tablesetting. Go big and go bold!