1942 D.H. Holmes,New Orleans,LA Plate,Vernon Kilns

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 03,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

1942 PLATE FOR D.H. HOLMES DEPARTMENT STORE'S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF 1942 FOR THE FAMOUS DEPARTMENT STORE LOCATED IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. MADE BY "VERNON KILNS."

Plate is a little over 10" in diameter. 1" high.

Across the middle section is "New Orleans America's Most Interesting City" on a banner. Around the plate are pictures of places in New Orleans, which are identified: "Old Absinthe House Built 1798," Little Theatre Courtyard," "Fan Window Gov. Claiborne's Home," "D.H. Holmes 1842" (shows how storefront looked in 1842), "D.H. Holmes Co. Ltd 1942" (this pictures shows how storefront appeared in 1942), "Sugar Bowl," and in the very center is a picture of "St. Louis Cathedral." (T is a little manufacturing glitch between the G and A of "Sugar Bowl," so it is difficult to read when you are reading it very quickly, but it is a G and an A for Sugar Bowl. (Thanks for your help, sir!)

On back of plate it states: "Holmes Centennial Celebration 1842-1942 Made Exclusively for the Centennial Celebration of D.H. Holmes Co. Limited New Orleans' Quality Department Store by Vernon Kilns, U.S.A."

THE FRONT OF THE PLATE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH NO CHIPS, CRACKS, CRAZING OR REPAIRS. ON THE BACK OF THE PLATE ARE SOME VERY SMALL FIRING POPS, BUT NO CHIPS, CRACKS, CRAZING OR REPAIRS.

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