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US Navy China also known as "Navy Anchor China"! Making Waves and a Big Splash with Authentic WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam-era Nautical Navy Dinnerware and Tableware including complete "soup to nuts" placesettings of vintage nautical navy plates, navy dishes, navy cups and saucers all top marked in blue glaze with the simple, elegant and coveted "Fouled Anchor"!

World's largest, most authoritive, and complete selection of unique and beautifully crafted antique U.S. Navy china and vintage Naval restaurantware hotel china with a distinctive "nautical theme and nautical decor" used by the United States Navy and Merchant Marine from the early 1900's through the 1970's until supply ran out. Call 540-659-6209

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This durable hand glazed and hand stenciled vitrified nautical china dinnerware was produced for the U.S. Navy by leading manufacturers of fine chinaware such as Homer Laughlin China Co , Tepco**, Walker*, Jackson*, Oneida China Co, Buffalo*, Sterling*, Syracuse*, Mayer*, and Shenango* which all offered a complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner tableware collection of navy plates, navy dishes, navy bowls, mugs, navy cups, saucers and fine dining accessory pieces.
*manufacturers no longer in existence, **wonderful history of Tepco and how fine china was produced long ago

It is vintage, it is antique, it is incredibly unique and part of our American Military heritage!
Best of all it can be used everyday and is the perfect Nautical Gift idea for that distinct nautical decor and theme.. it is available for sale now ... and it can be yours! Oh, many people always ask "What is a Fouled and Fluked Anchor?", well we have the answer and more here on this page! A free coffee cup at time of order for the for those who find the answer!

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nautical themed china house and garden To the left is a photo from a "House and Garden" cover page photo shoot of actress Chloe Sevigny's high-stylin' Dining Room using WWII US Navy Anchor China provided courtesy by The Pirate's Lair. Vintage nautical china for contemporary homes!

The perfect nautical china gift ideas for men, that special sailor in your life be it a military Navy retirement gift for an enlisted Chief Petty Officer, promotion gift for a Military Navy Officer, or as a Graduation Gift for a Midshipman about to start his or her Naval Career. Appropriate as a fathers day or mothers day present, for a brother or sister in the Navy, husband or wife who desire that Nautical Decor and Nautical Theme as it will bring back fond memories of their old Navy days! Where nowadays and at any cost can you even find hand glazed and hand stenciled fine china tableware? Well now you can here at The Pirate's Lair!

The Pirate's Lair has an extensive inventory of available Navy china all with a nautical theme which can be purchased now! You can also commission us to look for hard-to-find pieces for your current tableware military collection we can begin scouring the seven seas (and attics!), call or email us!

Besides the "Anchor China" produced for the Officers Wardroom and Officers Mess, the US Navy also had produced beautiful silverplated flatware or silverware in an elegant King's Design which was complementary to the anchor china. Each piece of silverware had an identical fouled anchor engraved into the front of the handle as a perfect match to the anchor found on the china! Most of the pieces also had USN engraved onto the rear of the handle.

So if you are looking for a beautifully produced matching set of authentic nautical dinnerware then nothing can be better than US Navy China and Silverware, literally fit for Kings, Queens, Heads of State, Officers and Gentlemen and Gentleladies.

The below Information and Ordering Table provides a complete list of the various types and sizes of Navy Anchor China plates, dishes, bowls, cups and saucers with the most popular Anchor Insignia which make up a typical place setting of Navy china for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


 
Most Popular Place Setting Wardroom Officers Mess with Blue Fouled Anchor Insignia Design
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Size
 
Price Each
 
Information and to Order
 us navy navy dinner plate, anchor
Large Navy Anchor Dinner Plate
 10"  $49.  
Order
 us navy navy dinner plate, anchor
Large Navy Anchor Dinner Plate w/ Light Utensil Marks
 10"  $19.  
Call To Order
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 us navy dinner plate w/ Slight Utensil Marks
Lunch Plate
 9"  $29.  
Call To Order
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 us navy salad plate, anchor
Salad Plate
 7"  $25.  
Order
 us navy bread and butter plate, anchor
Bread and Butter Plate
 6"  $17.  
Order
 us navy soup bowl, anchor
Large Flat Rim Soup Bowl
 9"  $49.  
Order
 us navy deep medium navy serving bowl, anchor
RARE! Deep Medium Serving Bowl
 5.75"  $150.
Sold!
 
Call To Order
 us navy cereal bowl, anchor
Cereal Bowl
 7"  $29.  
Order
 us navy berry bowl, anchor
Berry or Side Bowl - RARE
 4"  $19.  
Order
 us navy relish celery dish, anchor
Celery, Relish, Butter Dish
 8" oblong  $35.  
Order
 us navy formal dinner coffee cup, anchor
Formal Dinner Coffee or Tea Cup
   $29.  
Order
 us navy coffee tea cup, informal anchor
Informal Coffee or Tea Cup
   $22.  
Order
 us navy bouillon cup, anchor
Bouillon Cup, Double Handle
   $35.  
Order
 us navy coffee cup saucer, anchor
Coffee or Tea Cup Saucer
 6"  $15.  
Order
 
Wardroom Officer Coffee Cup, Saucer, Teaspoon
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Wardroom Officer Special
Informal Coffee Cup, Saucer, Silverplate Kings Design Teaspoon Set: Fouled Anchor
 
$59.
 
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 us navy demitasse coffee cup, anchor
Demitasse Coffee Cup, small
   $25.  
Order
 demitasse saucer, anchor
Demitasse Saucer, small
 4"  $10.  
Order
 
Wardroom Officer Demitasse Coffee Cup, Saucer, Teaspoon
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Wardroom Officer Special
Demitasse Coffee Cup, Saucer, Teaspoon Set: Fouled Anchor
 
$49.
 
Call To Order
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 us navy egg cup, double ended anchor
Egg Cup, Double Ended
(also used as a wine goblet)
   $150.  
Order
 usn navy egg cup, single ended anchor
Egg Cup, Single Ended FOOTED
   $65.  
Order
 us navy watch standing mug custard mug, anchor
Large Watch Standing Mug or Custard Cup, NON-FOOTED
   $99.
per Mug
 
Order
 us navy large serving bowl, anchor
RARE! Pre-WWII Large, Deep Serving Bowl - by Tepco
 10"
Note: Exact same style serving bowl shown in underwater footage on the Military Channel's documentary "Pearl Harbor Declassified" by National Park Service divers when externally inspecting the USS Arizona!
 $135.  
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 large serving bowl, anchor
RARE! WWII Large, Deep Serving Bowl
 10"  $185.  
Call To Order
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 rarest of the rare serving platter, anchor
VERY RARE! Anchor Serving Platter
 10.25"
only 1 available
 $325.  
Call To Order
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 special rare hot chocolate or coffee cup, anchor
RARE! Tall Coffee Mug
 3.75" tall  
$65.
Sold!
 
Call To Order
 10 Piece Placesetting US Navy Wardroom Officers Mess China and Silverware
10 Piece Placesetting China AND Silverware!
 Dinner, Salad, and Roll Plates
Bowl, Coffee Cup and Saucer
Fork, Knife, Teaspon, Soup Spoon.
 $249.  
Call To Order
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 full navy china placesetting, anchor
Complete 16 Piece China Placesetting
 10" Large Dinner Plate, 7" Salad or Bread Plate, 6" Butter and Roll Plate, 9" Large Soup Bowl, 6" Cereal Bowl, 4" Berry or Dessert Bowl, 8" oblong Relish Dish, 1 Formal Dinner Coffee Cup w Saucer, Informal After Dinner Coffee Cup w Saucer, Double Handled Bouillon Cup w Saucer, Demitasse Coffee Cup w Saucer, Egg Cup or Handless Mug with Foot.  $455.  
Order


Below are some bracelets made from vintage US Navy silverware. This remake of military items into other usage is also known as the time honored Trench Art and is highly prized.

 
USN Ladies engraved "Fouled Anchor and USN" Bracelet
WW2 Navy Silverplate - Rare Naval Trenchart - Small and Medium Size
 
ladies bracelet from ww2 USN silverplate Kings Design spoon handles
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Nautical Navy Trench Art "Kings Design" Pattern - First produced ca 1890 - 50 to 95 years old - Perfect Gift for the Pirate's Wench!
Pirate's Springtime Nautical Wedding Gift Special!
 
$75.
 
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USN Ladies engraved "First Love" Bracelet
WW2 Navy Silverplate - Rare Naval Trenchart - Small Size
 
ladies bracelet 1937 ww2 USN silverplate First Love spoon handles
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Nautical Silverplate Naval Trench Art "First Love" Pattern produced in 1937 70+ years old - Perfect Nautical Gift for the Navy Wife or Sweetheart - a "First Love"!
Pirate's Winter and Springtime Nautical Gift Special!
 
$75.
 
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USN Ladies engraved "Rose & Leaf" Bracelet
WW2 Navy Silverplate - Rare Naval Trenchart - Small Size
 
ladies bracelet 1937 ww2 USN silverplate Rose and Leaf pattern spoon handles
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Nautical Silverplate Military Trench Art "Rose and Leaf" Pattern - First Produced 1937 70+ years old - Perfect Nautical Gift for the Navy Wife!
Pirate's Springtime Nautical Gift Special!
 
$75.
 
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USN Ladies engraved "Avalon Pattern" Bracelet
WW2 Navy Silverplate - Rare Naval Trenchart - Small Size
 
ladies bracelet 1937 ww2 USN silverplate Avalon pattern spoon handles
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Nautical Silverplate Navy Trench Art "Avalon" Pattern - First Produced 1940 65+ years old - Perfect Nautical Gift for the Navy Wife!
Pirate's Springtime Nautical Gift Special!
 
$75.
 
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USN Heavy Duty Nautical Key Chain for Men or Women
WW2 Navy Silverplate - USN and Fouled Anchor - Clip on Belt Loop or Handbag Strap.
 
Men or Ladies Large Heavy Duty Keychain with USN and Fouled Anchor, WW2
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Nautical Silverplate Naval Trench Art WW2 Nautical Key Chain - "Kings Design" Pattern - Perfect Nautical Gift for the Navy Husband or Wife!
Pirate's Father's Day Nautical Gift Special!
 
$75.
 
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USN Ladies engraved "Rose & Leaf" Keychain
WW2 Navy Silverplate - Rare Naval Trenchart - Small Size
 
ladies keychain 1937 ww2 USN silverplate Rose and Leaf pattern spoon handles
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Nautical Silverplate Military Trench Art "Rose and Leaf" Pattern - First Produced 1937 70+ years old - Perfect Nautical Gift for the Navy Wife!
Pirate's Springtime Nautical Gift Special!
 
$75.
 
Call To Order
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Fouled Anchor and USN Ladies engraved Keychain
WW2 Navy Silverplate - Rare Naval Trenchart - Small Size
 
ladies keychain ww2 USN silverplate anchor and usn pattern spoon handles
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Nautical Silverplate Military Trench Art "Fouled Anchor and USN" Pattern - Perfect Nautical Gift for the Navy Wife!
Pirate's Springtime Nautical Gift Special!
 
$75.
 
Call To Order
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Of Special Note: This 60+ year old vintage Navy china tableware was hand crafted, hand glazed, hand dipped, hand stenciled, and they just don't make it like they used to! The perfect nautical gift idea for women

 
1944 Shenango China Advertisement
US Navy China by Officer Rank Insignia Topmark
 
Shenango 1944 Advertisement Hotel Digest Navy Dinnerware Click Photo!
 
Hard Published Evidence of Naval Rank Insignia's used on US Navy China during WWII, Korea and Vietnam Era's
Shows USN-Warrant Officer, Squareknot-Junior Officer, Fouled Anchor-Wardroom Officer, Burgee Pennant-Captain, 2 Star, 3 Star and 4 Star-Admirals
 
Priceless!

Naval chinaware is a handsome industrial-grade antique china dinnerware durable enough to be used as everyday dinnerware yet elegant enough for formal military Navy dining-in occasions! It has a beautiful snow white finish, almost a transluscent glaze, highlighted with rich dark blue stripes and Naval insignia (or "top marks"), such as the traditional Navy fouled anchor, Captain's pennant, Admiral's flag with stars, and the nautical theme square-knot.

 
Officer Rank
 
U.S. Navy Insignia Design or Top Mark found on both Tablewareware and Silverware
 Wardroom Officer Limited Pattern RARE! - 1960's
Review Complete Pattern Click Here
 chief petty officer, cpo insignia us navy china
demitasse cup - Anchor + USN - $59.
 Warrant Officer
Review Complete Pattern Click Here
 USN, Warrant Officer, nautical dinnerware
demitasse cup - USN - $125.
 Junior Grade Officer
Review Complete Pattern Click Here
 Square Knot, Junior Officer, nautical tableware
demitasse cup - Navy Square Knot - $125.
 Wardroom Officer
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 wardroom officer blue fouled anchor, naval china
demitasse cup - Blue Fouled Anchor (most popular) - $25.
 Navy Captain
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 Pennant 4 Stars, Captain, U.S. Navy China
demitasse cup - Streaming Pennant with 4 Stars - $125.
 Rear Admiral, Upper
Review Complete Pattern Click Here
 flag 2 stars, rear admiral, nautical tableware Naval China
bouillon cup - Flag with 2 Stars - $125.
 Vice Admiral
Review Complete Pattern Click Here
 flag 3 stars, vice admiral, nautical dinnerware US Naval China
large watch standing mug - Flag with 3 Stars - $50.
 Full or Fleet Admiral
Review Complete Pattern Click Here
 flag 4 stars, admiral, nautical theme Navy China
demitasse cup - Flag with 4 Stars - $150.
 Secretary of the Navy
Review Complete Pattern Click Here
 navy seal, secretary of navy, nautical decor Navy China
demitasse cup - Department of the Navy Seal - $50.
 Senior Naval Officer - Limited Production Pattern RARE! late 1940's-1950's
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 Limited production - possibly a return to the pre-WWII china selection of one anchor and one eagle topmark
demitasse cup - Eagle + USN - $59.

The below Information and Ordering Table provides a complete list of the various types and sizes of plates, dishes, bowls, cups and saucers with the most popular Anchor Insignia which make up a typical place setting of Navy china for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Brief History of U.S. Navy China Tableware

From the late 1800's through mid 1900's the United States Navy commissioned various makers of fine china such as Homer Laughlin, Tepco, Buffalo, Sterling, Mayer, Jackson, Walker, Syracuse, and Shenango to produce complete "soup to nuts" tableware for the U.S. Navy's Officer Corps. This "Navy China" was used extensively during WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam in officer wardrooms, galleys and mess halls aboard all sizes and class of ship, submarine, and shore facility.

The U.S. Navy has traditionally taken good care of its Officer Corps! For sailing the high seas at any time can be a hard and treacherous undertaking as the ocean can be cruel and unforgiving, leaving little margin for error. However going to war aboard a ship, whether large or small, can be a particularly hazardous venture. In recognition of their service, the US Navy provided a certain level of comfort for its sailors, while also preserving traditional military decorum and separation of rank.

This fine Navy China was also used as the official and formal dinnerware of Captains, Admirals, Department and Secretary of the Navy civilian leadership. Most of the Naval China currently available was produced during WW1 and WW2 for use aboard our aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and large support vessels. When these various Navy warships were sent into decommission at the end of WW1 and WW2 many of the officers took home with them the very plates, bowls, cups and dishes which they themselves used while aboard their warship. This Naval China "memorabilia" ultimately found its way into attics and cellars safely stored away in boxes and chests until they were re-found, typically in an estate sale. Imagine having a piece of this valuable American history which in all likelihood saw combat action somewhere on the seven seas, and now to be used and celebrated in your home!

Historically, most of the major providers of fine china produced exclusive lines of dinnerware for transcontinental railroads, airlines, passenger ships, major corporations, famous restaurants and hotels, as well as for the United States Navy. This type of fine yet durable china was known in the trade as "restaurantware". Restaurantware in and of itself can be highly collectible as antique china, especially if the producer no longer exists! However Naval China used in the galleys aboard ships by our sailors during times of war is part of our national heritage which makes this type of restaurantware most highly prized. Additionally, restaurantware in general, and certainly Naval China in particular, was made to last for many years, able withstand heavy and harsh industrial use which would normally destroy the glaze and dull the luster of lesser quality and much lighter china that was typically sold to the general public.

Naval China was hand glazed with each and every navy plate, navy bowl, navy dish, navy cup and saucer made to be used by sailors and cooks working in rough and rolling seas in all types of weather. This Naval dinnerware needed to be heavy and durable to withstand the harsh cleansers and environment they were to be used in. This makes them perfect for long and continued home, recreational or industrial use!

A fun anecdotal note is that when underway aboard a U.S. Navy warship one would find when sitting down to dine that the tablecloth would be slightly damp with sea water! This was a sailor's tradition handed down over the ages from seafarer to seafarer. However as in most traditions at sea it had a practical side as its basis! The "damping of the tablecloth" was to help ensure that the plates, dishes, bowls and cups along with the silverware was kept from "sliding" around the table as the ship pitched and rolled with the waves. The sea salt also helped prevent spilled food and drink from staining the tablecloth! Between the heavy weight of the tableware and the damp tablecloth the seamen could only then be able to eat while underway in moderate to even in heavy seas! This "dampening of the tablecloth" was even practiced at US Navy Shore Installations so as to uphold and continue this unique Naval tradition.

Additionally, the U.S. Navy commissioned various makers of fine linens to produce these exquisite and beautifully designed heavy damask tablecloths and napkins that were made to be heavily used while at sea. The Pirate's Lair now has available these wonderful vintage white damask U.S. Navy tablecloths and antique napkins. They are beautifully embroidered and patterned in a nautical theme with white-on-white designs of eagles, fouled anchors, stars and coiled rope! Click HERE to review these wonderful antique tablecloth and napkin complements to your Naval China and Silverware.

Old Anchor Topmark on Demitasse Cup ca 1900 - 1939

What really is a "Fouled Anchor"? Much of the Navy's China, Silverware and Hollow ware serving pieces pieces have wonderful intricately detailed Navy anchors with rope glazed or engraved onto them. As you probably have guessed these types of "anchors" are the official emblem or insiginia of the United States Navy, and are sometimes referred to as the "Navy Anchor".

However you may have also noticed that this type of Navy Anchor insignia also closely resembles similar renditions used by other Navies as well as our own.

To be accurate the true nautical term for this depicted Navy Anchor is a "Fluked and Stocked Navy-type Fouled Anchor", or for short just a "Fouled Fluked Anchor", yes it even has a real name!

The term "Fouled Anchor" means that the rope or chain which holds the anchor to the ship is wrapped around or "fouling" the anchor. A fouled anchor is a dangerous affair for a ship and its crew even under the best of sea conditions. Anchors are heavy, very heavy, and when a rope or chain gets twisted around it (or fouled), someone has to get it untangled (or unfouled), without getting mangled, drowned or both in the process.

Most often Navy anchors are so heavy and get so fouled that the only thing left to do is cut off the fouled length of rope or chain and re-attach the anchor! No small feat when in the middle of the ocean and no way to keep the boat secure. At best, one small mistake and your anchor is now at the bottom of Davey Jone's Locker! Under the worst conditions such as when trying to berth the ship in foul weather (pun intended), a fouled anchor will mean that the ship cannot anchor itself in-place!

Next, the "Flukes" of an anchor (sometimes known as the "palm") are those pointy parts of the anchor which grab (or anchor) onto the ocean floor thereby holding the ship in place.

The flukes of an anchor are attached to the "Shank" which is the upright part of the anchor. The rope or chain securing the ship to the anchor are attached to the ring at the head of the shank.

Finally, the "Stock" of the anchor is the steel bar or wooden brace which is horizontally attached close to the top of the shank.

So from top to bottom the parts of a "Navy-type Fouled Anchor" are:
The "Ring" is connected to the top of the shank and it is the ring that the securing rope or chain is connected to.
The "Shank" is the upright part or body of the anchor
The "Stock" is the part of the anchor which crosses the shank horizontally near the top and below the ring, can be steel or wood, straight or twisted!
The "Throat" is attached to the bottom part of the shank providing left and right arms
The "Flukes" (or Palms) are attached to the left and right sides of the throat (these are the two pointy parts)
The "Bill" (or Pea) is the pointy part at the very end of the fluke

Besides the Naval China, during this same period the Department of the Navy also contracted with leading makers of fine silverware and holloware to produce complete and complimentary placesettings of beautifully designed and engraved silverplated forks, knives, spoons, serving bowls and trays, coffee and tea pots, water pitchers and carving utensils. At The Pirate's Lair we have an extensive line Navy Silverware from the late 1800's to mid 1900's for your review and consideration by clicking here for U.S. Navy Silverware and Naval Flatware, which is the perfect complement to your Naval China!

What the various designs found on the Naval china really signify! Staying within the U.S. Navy's strict officer caste system the Department of the Navy had complete sets of fine china made specifically for the mess hall and officer wardrooms of each officer grade level: a fouled anchor with letters USN for Chief Petty Officers a square knot for Junior Officers, letters USN for Warranty Officers, a streaming pennant with 4 stars for Captains, square flag with 1, 2, 3 or 4 stars for Admirals, and the Navy Seal for the Department of the Navy's civilian and military leadership. Each officer grade was then given this special restaurantware "top mark" or design insignia which was imprinted and made part of the glaze on each piece of china dinnerware.

As an interesting side note, the specific insignia (or top mark), used on the Navy China for each Officer Rank was also used on all of the Naval Silverware and Silverplate eating and serving utensils. Imagine having a complete set of fine nautical themed china dinnerware and silverware matching place settings! Or having each place setting at your table as a different Officer Rank which is available at The Pirate's Lair!

Unfortunately, the U.S. Navy discontinued the time honored tradition of issuing this beautiful antique china in the mid-1960's after the manufacturer's supplies ran out, and it was never replaced, which further makes this fine china a great investment! Currently only small quantities of this fine china can be found. The Pirate's Lair scours the world to obtain the best pieces to be found and makes them available to you.

Ironically, today individual ship commanders and officers of the U.S. Navy now purchase this antique Navy china from The Pirate's Lair for use aboard present-day warships! Sailors today can now use and enjoy the same dinnerware and silverware used by their Naval bretheren of long ago!



Below are links to other Antique Nautical and Naval Artifacts which you may be interested in.

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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U.S. Navy china also knowns as naval china has a fouled anchor design on navy plates, navy dishes, navy bowls and navy cups which makes it perfect as nautical china with a distinctive nautical theme
If a nautical decor or as nautical gift ideas is what you seek, either as a gift idea for men or a gift ideas for women, the Pirates Lair is the place to be.

If you are a military retirement gift or as a promotion gift needing nautical dinnerware or nautical tableware this distinctive and unique restaurantware is perfect.
All Navy chinaware is also known as hotel china with an anchor on a demitasse navy cup by vitrified china manufacturers such as homer laughlin, tepco, sterling, buffalo, jackson, walker, oneida, and shenango.
This are antique china and vintage china makers for the officers mess and officers wardroom



The Pirat's Lair offers unique nautical china gift ideas for men, and gift ideas for women as well. The navy china (naval china) had an anchor design which gives this antique china a distincctive nautical theme.
The military used this nautical china dinnerware and tableware aboard all of its warships during WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam. This type of Navy China was also known as restaurantware, chinaware, or hotel china.
The beautiful nautical theme of this navy china included a fouled anchor on each navy bowl, dish, dinner navy plate, naval salad plate, and bread plate. There was also a complete setting which included a coffee cup, egg cup, soup bowl, bouillon, cereal bowl, and berry bowl.
Surprisingly enough this complete dinnerware set also inlcuded a demitasse cup and demi saucer made by homer laughlin, tepco, sterling, buffalo, jackson, walker, oneida, and shenango china company.
Most ranks had their own set of Navy China making it the most unique nautical gift idea for a petty officer, officer, warrant officer, captain, or admiral. This antique china and vintage china was used in the officers mess, galley, wardroom, mess hall, and vitrified china.