Kirkeby Hotels

Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Kirkeby Hotels
Pattern: Shadowtone 46
Date: 1941
Notes: Arnold Kirkeby (1901-1962) founded the Kirkeby Hotel Chain in Chicago in 1933 when he leased the Drake Hotel and ended it when he sold the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. By 1948 there were 11 hotels in the chain. Other hotels under Kirkeby ownership included The Blackstone, also in Chicago; Sherry-Netherland, Warwick and Gotham, New York City; Hotel Nacionale de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, to name a few.


Stencil airbrushed scroll pattern Shadowtone 46, also called Kirkeby by Syracuse China employees, was a controlled pattern. Found in gray, pink and teal.

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Blackstone Hotel by Syracuse China
Blackstone Hotel 2 by Syracuse China
Blackstone Hotel 3 by Buffalo China
Cape Cod Room by Syracuse China
Drake Hotel by Scammell China
Drake Hotel 2 by Syracuse China
Drake Hotel 3 by Syracuse China
Gotham Hotel by Scammell China
Gotham Hotel 2 by Gerard, Dufraisseix and Abbot (GDA) Limoges
National Hotel of Cuba by Scammell China
Sherry Netherland by Scammell China

New York AD cup, Empire AD saucer circa 1940-1959

New York AD cup, Empire saucer dated 1950

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