WHITE STAR LINEFIRST CLASS CHINA, 1904-1906.
Including a luncheon plate in the brown and turquoise "Crown" or "Miter" pattern, dated 8/1905; a cup saucer in the brown and turquoise "Small" or "Wisteria" pattern, dated 6/1904 and a tea cup of the same pattern dated 8/1906. Each with the White Star Line burgee at the center and the White Star Line banner below the burgee.
9 inches, diameter of the luncheon plate; 5-1/2 inches, diameter of the saucer; 2-1/4 inches, height of the cup.
The White Star Line used these two patterns as the primary 1st class china from about 1891 through to the end of service of the R.M.S. Majestic. The two are known as the "Crown" or "Miter" pattern, and the "Small" or "Wisteria" pattern. They usually carry two registration numbers, 117214 and 324028 followed by a date, usually the month and year. Pieces made in both the "Small" and "Crown" patterns were also used by Red Star Line (and other shipping companies) so it was not exclusive to White Star. However, there is no doubt that both of these patterns were used on board Titanic, and that the "Small" or "Wisteria" pattern was used at the Verandah Cafe as well.