49er Restaurant Plates

Submitted by Michael Ely March 31st, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

Here are a couple more pieces of heavy duty Western restaurant china. The pattern on these plates is called “49er” and was produced by the Wallace China Company (Los Angeles, CA) in the late 1950’s. The dinner plates are tan in color and the designs are in a rusty orange color. The center of the plates feature a picture of Sutter’s Mill (a sawmill owned by 19th century pioneer John Sutter, associated with starting the famous California Gold Rush), and the rims feature an old miner (maybe Sutter himself), a saguaro, a pickaxe, a shovel, a cannon, an old miner on a mule and a mining pan full of gold. If you’re into Western restaurant china, this pattern is beautiful and somewhat rare to find.

2 Responses to “49er Restaurant Plates”

  1. windupkitty

    “go here and scroll till you see cactuses” now those are true cowboy/western directions! :D fabulous plates!!