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Vintage Silverplate Hotel Commodore Coffeepot

Vintage Silverplate Hotel Commodore Coffeepot


The Commodore Hotel opened its doors (almost 2 years behind schedule) in 1919 as part of Terminal City - a complex of palatial hotels and offices connected to Grand Central Terminal and all owned by a division of The New York Central Railroad. Named after "Commodore" Cornelius Vanderbilt, the founder of The New York Central Railroad System, The Commodore boasted 2,000 rooms and the "Most Beautiful Lobby in The World". Its famous lobby was also the single largest room of the day and welcomed glittering, well-traveled guests from around the world.

After decades of success, the hotel eventually saw its glory fade and was almost shuttered in the late 1970s. Bought by Donald Trump, The Commodore was completely rebuilt and reopened in 1980 as the Grand Hyatt New York. With its history woven together with that of the city of New York, The New York Central Railroad and the iconic Grand Central Terminal, The Commodore Hotel will always be considered one of the classic Grand Hotels of the United States.

With its rich provenance, we are pleased to present this handsome Vintage Silverplate Coffeepot produced by International Silver for the Commodore Hotel of New York City.  Stamped on one side with the Hotel Commodore name and on the other side with the words Room Service, the pot is a lasting and lovely memento from the era of the great American Palace Hotel.

Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In very good original condition with light staining on the interior of the pot. 6 3/8" x 7 1/8".

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Once found in Grand Hotels, chic cafés, elegant restaurants as well as luxury steamships and the dining cars of the great locomotives, vintage hotel silver beautifully evokes the Golden Age of Travel. Enduringly crafted using sturdy nickel silver as its base metal and coated with a thick plating of pure, gleaming silver, vintage hotel silver is unmistakeable for its simple, classic lines and its pleasing heft. Often crested with the name of the establishment, the pieces bear the gentle, lovely patina often referred to as a “butler’s finish”.

Produced by the great silversmiths here in the United States, as well as those in Britain and on the Continent, most hotel silver dates from the 1920s to the 1940s. Prized for its perfect blend of form and function, hotel silver was made to withstand the rigors of daily use. Highly collectible, vintage hotel silver is a wonderful addition to any home.

Evoking the days of elegant travel, there are many new ways that hotel silver can be enjoyed. A milk pitcher or sugar basin makes an elegant vase for flowers or fresh herbs on the kitchen counter. A collection of oval platters adds sparkle and depth in a hutch when not being called into service for a buffet or dinner party. A toast rack becomes the perfect way to display photographs, hold fingertip towels in a powder room or organize mail in the office. Mix and match cutlery brings a relaxed sophistication and elegance to any tablescape. Whatever the piece, vintage hotel silver is sure to stir memories not only of your own travels, but of exotic destinations and ports of call from parts unknown.

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