Hotel Wentworth - Pasadena - 1907 -Silver Syrup Pitcher

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 07, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
is a very rare 1907 era silver plate ½ pint 3 ¾" tall by 5 ½" wide (measured from the opposite end of the base to the opposite end of the handle) lidded syrup pitcher for the famous Hotel Wentworth that was located on Oak Knoll at Pasadena. The Hotel Wentworth was opened in 1907 on the Oak Knoll overlooking the Pasadena area and was quite the large and magnificent hotel. Hotel Wentworth, built by General Wentworth, manager of the older and only slightly less pretentious Hotel Raymond, (which was constructed in 1903) atop the beautiful Oak Knoll. At this time, Pasadena California became famous for its resort hotels (the Green, the Pintoresca, Maryland, and Raymond), at once acknowledged the preeminence of the Wentworth and surrounded it with stately and costly mansions. Henry E. Huntington eventually acquired the Hotel Wentworth and later renamed it the Huntington. However in order serve his namesake hotel and its rich contributory areas, Huntington (through the Los Angeles Interurban Railway) built a cross-country double-track line due north from El Molino to a connection with the Pasadena city system at Lake Avenue & California Street in 1906. When the Oak Knoll Line opened in 1906, it was known as the Wentworth Line and later fell under the operation of what is commonly referred to as the Pacific Electric. The hotel also had at is disposition, a railroad station which was referred to as Raymond - Wentworth station and was serviced by the Santa Fe Railroad and the San Pedro & Los Angeles Railway. The syrup pitcher would have seen service in the Hotel's dining rooms or for room service and would have been used in conjunction with the hotel's china. The syrup pitcher looks like a teapot / coffee pot with an attached plate on the bottom. It is marked on the bottom "Hotel Wentworth - Oak Knoll" and has the old "Rogers Bros. backstamp (Phoenix logo), and is it also silver soldered. It has the usual usage scratches, etc., but is in overall in excellent condition. The inside is in excellent condition. It has been properly cleaned and is ready to display in your Oak Knoll, Pasadena, Creamer / Pitcher, Pacific Electric, Hotel, or Silver Plate collection. As a historical geographical note, Pasadena is located near Los Angeles, Hollywood, Pomoria, Altadena, San Gabriel Mountains, Glendale, La Canada, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Baldwin Park, Monrovia, La Puente, El Monte, Angels Flight, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Alhambra, Riverside, San Bernardine, Altadena, Upland, Glendale, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica. The digital images do not show the original silver item that well. The actual item looks much better than what the digital images shows it as. Buyer to prepay item along with $7.95 which includes shipping, packing, and handling in the United States. Insurance is required and is the responsibility of the buyer. In the rare event of an insurance claim, the buyer will be forwarded necessary documentation to handle the claim on their end at their post office without sending the item back to me (unless otherwise instructed). Please allow Ten (10) days for all checks to clear. PAYPAL IS ACCEPTED! Payment must be received within Ten (10) days from the end of the auction. No Returns on any items. I cannot be responsible for emails that are sent but blocked by servers with spam filters. If you cannot contact or do not hear from me, please contact me through eBay. Please also see the many other pieces of heavyweight type silver items I am offering that that may be of interest to you. Thanks!