El Rancho Plate

Submitted by Michael Ely March 12th, 2011
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In the past, I have shared some of my other Western / restaurant china. This pattern is called “El Rancho” and it was produced by Wallace China (Los Angeles, CA) in the late 1950’s mainly for restaurants. Like most restaurant china, it is heavy duty. The center of the plate features a chuck wagon with Monument Valley in the background, and the rim features longhorn steer, branding irons and spurs. The plate itself is tan in color and and the designs are in rust color.

3 Responses to “El Rancho Plate”

  1. Allee Willis

    I love restaurant ware. Really heavy, really substantial and the Western motif makes it even more psychologically so.

    I also love anything named El Rancho. Seems so west. My favorite market in LA used to be the El Rancho on Vine St. Classic Hollywood. I still swoon every time I hear the name.

  2. Mark Milligan

    Michael, again, you’re showing some fantastic stuff on here. I didn’t like western themes when I was younger, but I think I’m beginning to take more of a likin’ to it!

    Here in Evergreen, we have a restaurant and bunk house called “El Rancho Colorado.” They have similar plates, but not with monument valley on them!