Shrine of North America Children's Hospital

Nursery Rhyme Plate and Bowl Set

Here is a Shrine children's plate, saucer, and a bowl set. All three have children’s nursery rhymes  on them but they also have the Shrine of North America logo. No other sign of date, lodge, etc. The larger plate is 9” round. In the middle is “Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon.”  Saucer is 7”round. In middle is “Simple Simon, met a pieman, Going to the fair.”  Bowl is 5 ¾”round. In middle is ‘Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold” with a picture of young girl and pictures, including Shrine logo around side of bowl.

It was made by Warwick China Company Wheeling, West Virginia 1887-1951. This company was organized in 1887 for the manufacture of semi-porcelain and toilet goods. They were also big into manufacturing restaurant ware! The first stamp to be used was a helmet and crossed swords, adopted about 1892, for marking novelties in semi-porcelain. From 1893 - 1898, the "Warwick Semi-Porcelain" mark was in use, and from the latter date until the present time the ware has been stamped with the name "Warwick China".  My guess would be that these nursery rhyme plate and bowl sets were made for the 22 Children's Hospitals operated by the Shrine of North America!

A special "Thank You" to Brother Fred Lowstetter for sharing pictures of this wonderful plate and bowl set!





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