City Hotel Artefacts

Personal branding

The City Hotel china features the words 'City Hotel' and 'J.G.R.' (Ruddenklau's initials) incorporated into a Shamrock pattern. It's an interesting example of personal branding. Most of us don't have our own monogrammed sets of china. Eating off this crockery in the City Hotel would have reminded guests they were eating out, and paying for the privilege of a posh setting.