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Complete Messware Set! Late 1890's to early 1900's - US Navy Standard Issue Enlisted White Porcelain on Metal Enamelware 3 Piece Set with USN Topmark AND Flatware - Knife, Spoon, Fork! - Used by Enlisted Sailors during the Spanish American War and Great White Fleet era. - RARE!

The Flatware is Identified to the Sailor who Used it - George Henry Lerch - Who was Listed on the USS Concord's Crew Manifest as a Carpenters Mate. Handwritten Provenance and Crew Manifest Provided by Mr. George Lerch who was the Grandson of George H. Lerch Who Found the Flatware in his Grandfather's "Navy Box". The handwritten note says that his grandfather was aboard the USS Baltimore at Manila Bay during the Spanish American War. The USS Concord was also at Manila Bay during that battle and it is quite possible the grandson or the family history got confused over time, or perhaps Carpenters Mate Lerch transferred from the Concord to the Baltimore. In either event both ships were at Manila Bay!

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1890s-1900s SpanAm War Great White Fleet era White Enamelware Porcelain on Metal US Navy Enlisted Mess Plate, Bowl, Cup 1890s-1900s SpanAm War Great White Fleet era us navy enlisted mess knife, fork, spoon mae by Holmes and Edwards using German Silver or Alpacca

1890s-1900s SpanAm War Great White Fleet era White Enamelware Porcelain on Metal US Navy Enlisted Mess Plate, Bowl, Cup 1890s-1900s SpanAm War Great White Fleet era White Enamelware Porcelain on Metal US Navy Enlisted Mess Plate, Bowl, Cup

White Porcelain on Metal Graniteware or Enamelware US Navy Enlisted Mess Plate and Cup dated 1903-1907 with photo of sailor who served aboard the USS Buffalo White Porcelain on Metal Graniteware or Enamelware US Navy Enlisted Mess Plate and Cup dated 1903-1907 with photo of sailor who served aboard the USS Buffalo Sailor served aboard the USS Buffalo

NOTE: Above shown cup and plate with the photo of the sailor who was aboard the USS Buffalo and his enlistment dates are for historical and illustrative purposes only. This set is currently in the collection of The Pirates Lair and is not for sale. Only the cup, bowl, plate and flatware as shown if the first photos is what is for sale



Note that most of these enamelware plates, cups and bowls made for the US Navy ca 1890s-1900's are not bottom marked as to manufacturer.

However most recently we were able to obtain a US Navy enamelware bowl which was backmarked "L&G Mfr Co".

This was the late 19th century trademark used by the "Lalance & Grosjean Manufacturing Company" which was famouse for its enamelware and kitchen items going back to the days of the Civil War.

The flatware is stamped "HE" which was the trademark for Holmes & Edwards a 19th century manufacturer (1882-1898) of various types of flatware including "German Silver" (alloy of copper/60, nickel/20 and zinc/20) which is also stamped on one of the pieces. The pattern of flatware was known as Thumbprint or Tipped (ca 1886) and was common in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

For a more information on Lalance & Grosjean Click Here

For a more in-depth photo historical analysis and provenance of this 1890s to early 1900s, SpanAm War and Great White Fleet Era enlisted enamel dinnerware Click Here





Washing Dishes ca 1890's Note the Enamelware Plates and Cups
Enlisted Sailors at their Berthing Mess Aboard USS Olympia ca mid 1890's using Enamelware Plates, Cups and Bowls
Above photo shows enlisted sailors in the berthing crews mess aboard the USS Olympia ca mid 1890's SpamAm War era using the enamelware plates, cups and bowls. Note also the hanging table which could easily be stored away after meals or even used as a makeshift operating table.

 Complete Messware Placesetting - US Navy Enlisted Mess Plate, Bowl, Cup and Flatware! RAREST of the RARE! 1890's-1900's
Spanish American SpanAm War and Great White Fleet Era! Large USN stencil glazed onto the side of the cup and bowl, and rim of the plate. A white powder glazed over the black porcelain on the thick base metal of the bowl, cup and plate. The cup is larger than the bowl and has a metal tab for holding and storing. The "German Silver" flatware by Holmes and Edwards with owner provenance and documentation is also part of this offered listing.
 
Navy Enlisted Mess Deck White Porcelain on Metal Graniteware plate, Bowl, Cup and flatware
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 Plate, Cup and Bowl Are a Matching Set with Plate as Shown Above, Museum Quality! Standard Enlisted Dining Plate used for all Meals from the 1890's to 1900s, SpanAm War, Great White Fleet and possibly very early WWI era's. No bottom marks. Flatware 3 piece set is also included along with documentation as to provenance. This is a RARE and COMPLETE placesetting of what an enlisted sailor used during the period of the Span Am War and Great White Fleet era.  $700  Call To Order
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Click HERE for US Navy "Fouled Anchor China" made for the Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1940-1960 - Affordable For Everyday Use!

Click HERE for US Navy Silverplated Silverware in the Kings Design with "Fouled Anchor" made for the Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1905-1960 - Matching silverware to the navy anchor china!

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