A beautiful old commemorative blue transfer ware plate featuring The King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Lovely Floral Boarder . This plate is a rare find in a series of plates showing famous buildings of Toronto , Ontario , CANADA. It is also featured on the Great Canadian site Stated to be a great Canadian Commemorative plate Edwardian era Circa 1903. This hotel was located on King Street. The back is stamped England and features the back stamp for George Jones & Sons. Example of printed or impressed mark c.1874-1924 ...... also impressed with the George Jones Crescent Stamp. Measuring about 10 1/2 inches across.
In good vintage condition with no cracks , hairlines or chips. Crazing is present and I note that Hotel may be mistaken for motel with the lettering. Age appropriate wear and I note a glazed over manufacturers defect in a white line running through the blue facing left side of hotel 3rd floor glazed over.
Would make a wonderful addition to any serious collection !
Please Note : The King Edward Hotel was designed by the Chicago., U.S.A. Architect Henry Ives Cobb and Toronto architect E.J. Lennox for developer George Gooderham's Toronto Hotel Company, and was granted its name by namesake King Edward VII. The structure opened in 1903 and featured four hundred rooms with three hundred 300 baths and it was claimed to be entirely fireproof.
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