Rare Vintage Nassau Inn Dinner Plates - Princeton New Jersey Restaurantware Hotelware - Set of Three
And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life. Norman Rockwell
The historic Nassau Inn located in Princeton, New Jersey is very cool for a number of different reasons. First and most importantly, it has been in business since 1756 (that's 263 years!). Members of the Continental Congress hung out there during the American Revolution. Albert Einstein carved his name into a wooden table top in the dining room that is still visible today. Norman Rockwell painted a giant 13 foot wall mural in the Inn's restaurant called the Yankee Doodle Tap Room in the 1930's, which was the only mural he ever painted. Lucky for us, it it's still there today.
Due to its proximity, within walking distance to Princeton University, the inn still remains a favorite hangout spot for students, faculty and families - a tradition that has been carried on for hundreds of years.
Due to an urban redevelopment plan in the 1930's, the original 18th and 19th century buildings that first made up the Inn were, unfortunately, demolished. But according to plan, the inn was rebuilt in 1938, which is the version of the building that everyone knows and loves today - a treasured part of Princeton's historic district, offering rooms and dining options to all who visit the area.
We are so excited to offer three very rare 1960's Nassau Inn dinner plates from this historic venue. Made by Sterling China in East Liverpool, Ohio in 1961, these plates feature the Inn's tavern style logo along with Yankee Doodle and his horse as depicted by Norman Rockwell. Stylish and fun for collectors of vintage restaurantware, vintage travel souvenir admirers and Norman Rockwell enthusiasts, these plates also serve as lovely nostalgic keepsakes for University alumni and Princeton residents.
- Matching set of three dinner plates
- Contains the Nassau Inn logo on front
- Stamped on back with the maker's mark and manufacturer information - Sterling Vitrified China East Liverpool Ohio USA C-9
- Scalloped edges
- Colors include black, white and peach
- Very rare, hard to find pattern
In marvelous vintage condition. These plates contain no chips or cracks. There are a few very light utensil marks, which can only be seen when plates are held up to the light at angle. The logo on one plate bears some rub marks in the words "Nassau Inn" which makes that logo a lighter shade of peach than the other two plates.
Each plate measures 10.75" inches (diameter)