See the historical china collection that lives within Washington Place
Territory of Hawaiʻi Chinaware
The territory of Hawaiʻi china, originally, set for 60 individuals with place setting having 12 different kinds of plates, glasses, or cups for a meal. This china has a circular seal in 24 karat gold. It is uncertain who ordered the china but it was most likely selected by Governor and Mrs. Wallace R. Farrington when Washington Place first became the official home of the Territory.
Service: For 60Manufacturer: O.P. (Onadaga Pottery Company) SyracuseCirca: 1922Location: Queen’s Dining Room
State of Hawaiʻi Chinaware
The State of Hawaiʻi china originally is set for 36 individuals with each place setting having 10 different kinds of plates or cups, for a meal. Each piece bears a gold border with a repeating design of dots and points contained within triangles. Just below the border is the seal of the State of Hawaiʻi in full color and ringed with a rope of gold. Below the seal is a hand-painted fine gold line. The set was manufactured by Noritake, Japan. Despite its delicate appearance it is oven and microwave safe, detergent safe and refrigerator and freezer safe.
Service: For 36Manufacturer: Noritake, JapanCirca: 1959Location: Queen’s Dining Room
Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Sterling Silver Punch Bowl and Punch Cups
This sterling silver punch bowl is designed with a seal especially for Queen Liliʻuokalani. The seal is the Hawaiian crown in gold and white enamel. Below this is an emblem whose outer border is a purple-red buckled belt. The seal displays “Liliu” on a white enamel ground. There are two prominent “L’s” in gold.
Manufacturer: Dominick and HaffCirca: 1892
Washington Place has remained at the heart of Hawaiʻi’s Capitol in downtown Honolulu, Oʻahu. Best known as the home of Hawaiʻi’s beloved Queen Liliʻuokalani, this National Historic Landmark is the only official residence of a state governor in the United States that was also home to a monarch. Today, the home is managed by the State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Accounting and General Services.
320 South Beretania StreetHonolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813