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China & Silverware

See the historical china collection that lives within Washington Place

Territory of Hawaiʻi Chinaware

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.[1]

Service:  For 60
Manufacturer:  O.P. (Onadaga Pottery Company) Syracuse
Circa:  1922
Location:  Queen’s Dining Room

State of Hawaiʻi Chinaware

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.[2]

Service:  For 36
Manufacturer:  Noritake, Japan
Circa:  1959
Location:  Queen’s Dining Room

Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Sterling Silver Punch Bowl and Punch Cups

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.[3]

Punch Bowl

  • Height: 8 ¾ in.
  • Diameter of Top: 12 in.
  • Diameter of Base: 7 ½ in.

Punch Cups

  • Height: 8 ¾ in. 2 ¾ in.
  • Diameter of Top: 2 4/5 in.
  • Diameter of Base: 2 1/10 in.

Manufacturer:  Dominick and Haff
Circa:  1892