Vintage restaurant ware plates, Art Deco Egyptian Revival, set of 3.
Made by Shenango for Krenning Westermann China Co. in St. Louis. The design is classic, the winged sun with snakes or asps. There is also an M above and I am guessing it's for the restaurant and or hotel they were made for. They absolutely scream Art Deco. They have to be vintage 20's, 30's at the latest.
There are 3 plates in great condition, 9 & ¼ inches in diameter, I see no chips, there is some slight roughness on bottom ring, which is typical, there is some light crazing in the glaze, one plate has less paint fading on the rims.
The sun with wings was a favorite Egyptian revival design in the Deco era. It is fantastic, the blue, with red / copper / orange sun and gold snakes. I wish I knew more about the history of these plates. My best guess is they are from a St. Louis, Missouri hotel. Either the Moonrise Hotel or The Missouri Athletic Club Hotel. The price is for all 3 plates.
The winged sun is one of the oldest Egyptian icons and symbols. Because of its solar reference, it has been connected with the sun god, Ra. However, it has been known as the Behdety, an ancient god later assimilated by Horus. With Horus, it became the Horus of Behdet. Similarly, it was known as the Great Flyer, which, in female form, was the cow goddess, Hathor.