Tip dish

Tip dish
Title
Tip dish
Date 
ca. 1980
Medium 
Vitrified china
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. (1.9 x 13 cm)
Description 
Small circular ceramic tip dish tinted in off-white glaze and decorated along face with blue border and inscription, "2F./~RESTAURANT LUTECE~/~NEW YORK~"
Credit Line 
Gift of Robert Petrie
Object Number 
2008.34
Marks 
Reverse of tip dish has manufacturer's logo, "Walker/China TM/VITRIFIED/BEDFORD,OHIO"
Inscriptions 
"2F./ ~RESTAURANT LUTÈCE~/~NEW YORK~"; Marked: "Walker/China ™/VITRIFIED/BEDFORD, OHIO
Gallery Label 
Donated to the NYHS by docent Robert Petrie, this tip dish, ca. 1980, was from the Upper East Side restaurant, Lutece, located at 219 East 50th Street from 1961 to 2004. The tip dish was retrieved by the donor's mother, who was a frequent diner at Lutece. Initially founded as the Bedford China Compny in 1923, the Walker China Company was active from ca. 1941 to 1980. From 1923 to 1941, the manufactory was known as Bailey-Walker China Company.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group