Gorgeous Antique Hotel Astor Handled Consume’ Bowl Buffalo China MINT ca. 1919

Gorgeous Hotel Astor Consume’ Bowl Buffalo China O.P.H. MINT This is a beautiful restaurant ware small bowl with two handles made by Buffalo China (as bottom-marked) for the Hotel Astor in mint condition. Around the rim is an unusual pattern of asters: the stems and leaves extend sideways, as if they are laying down. The pattern portrays one stem with six stylized leaves and an open flower at the tip of the stem, and two small stems with single buds at the top. These small stems intertwine with the two lower leaves. There are four sets of these clusters around the rim—two on each side. At the center on each side is the Hotel Astor’s shield with an aster on it, and a ribbon below that reads “Hotel Astor.” This bowl is 3.75” in diameter at the rim, and 2.25” tall. "The Hotel Astor, located on New York City Times Square, was built by William Waldorf Astor in 1904. It was demolished in 1967. Advertised as "At the Crossroads of the World," it was famous, in part, for its Astor Roof Garden restaurant and performing big dance bands in the 1940s. The Astor Hotel was located at 1515 Broadway (44th to 45th Streets) in New York City. Built by William Waldorf Astor at a cost of $7 million, the 11-story hotel was designed by Charles Clinton and William Russell in the Beaux-Arts style. According to the book "When the Astors Owned New York," by ... read more