- Pattern: Quban Royal (Discontinued)
- Made in USA
- Vintage: 1940's
- Details: This is a very pretty pattern by Royal China. It consists of a center design with two large roses, one pink, one yellow, surrounded by smaller pink and yellow flowers and green leaves. It has a gorgeous 22 karat gold filigree border. The plate is not smooth, it has a swirl of lines all along the border. The color is not bright white, it has a subtle cream tone to it. They are quite heavy so some of the cost reflects the high shipping charges we incur. We will charge you for 5 plates but you will receive 6 plates. See "condition" below for more information. Perfect for a Spring or Summer table setting, for Easter, Mother's Day or a special birthdays. If you collect this pattern, we hope our pieces help you complete your collection. We have the Dessert/Fruit Bowls, Dinner Plates, as well as a Salad Plate. Please feel free to browse the site.
- Materials: Ceramic
- Dimension: Approx 6.25 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage - Used. Excellent Condition considering its age. There are no cracks or chips on these plates except for normal wear and age, and amazingly there is no crazing on any. Even the gold looks in very good condition. We have added one plate for free because it has a tiny scratch on the design as well as a stain in back but we thought it would make a good replacement plate in case of breakage in the future, see last two pictures for stain. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
- Shipping is included on every order with some exceptions. See FAQ's for exceptions.
The Royal China Company started in 1934 in Sebring, Ohio. It was founded by Beatrice L. Miller, William H. Habenstreit and John Bert Briggs. They started with very little money, with workers agreeing to work without pay until business started to grow. At first, they made mostly inexpensive dishware and sold them at dime stores or gave them away as premiums in grocery stores and gas stations. Their wares gained popularity quickly, in their first year of operation, Royal China produced 7,800,000 pieces of pottery . Their most popular pattern during this time was “Blue Willow”. In 1943, the plant was converted to produce china and porcelain. In 1949-1950, they introduced a new line called “Currier & Ives” which became even more popular than Blue Willow. The company grew and started purchasing other pottery companies. By 1965, Royal was the largest in the U.S.,and had $6,000,000 in sales. Mr. Miller retired in 1969 and sold the plant to the Jeannette Glass Co. of Pennsylvania. In the 1970's after having to rebuild due to a fire, they became the largest dinnerware plant in Sebring, and the third largest in the United States. Jeannette Glass/Royal was purchased by Coca Cola Bottling Co, and then was sold to an investors group, The J Corporation. By 1986 all operations had ended.
An interesting fact about this company, when Miss Miller went to the bank with the proposal to purchase the building, she was turned away because in those days a woman in manufacturing was practically unheard of, so Mr. Habenstreit had to go back to the same bank. He was approved for the loan.