ARTISTS & ARTISANS PAYING TRIBUTE TO HISTORIC BRIDGES HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT, AND TO ART FORMS, SUCH AS CERAMICS AND POTTERY THAT HAVE ALL BUT DISAPPEARED, BY BRINGING THEM BACK, IN SERVICE OF L.A.’S BOOMING FOOD CULTURE AND THE RESURGENCE OF DTLA.
From today until April 1, 2017, the set of 4 L.A. River Bridges Plates, that normally retails for $199 plus tax and shipping, will be sold for $149 per set, plus tax and shipping, which is equivalent to charging for only 3 of the 4 plates in the set and providing the Cesar Chavez Bridge Plate for free. A donation will be made to the United Farm Workers (UFW) with each set sold during this special offer.
(At check-out, type in code: CC90 on bar that says "discount.")
The L.A. River Bridges Plates are a set of 4 porcelain plates, 8.25" in diameter (salad/dessert-sized.) They are food safe and can be used in a microwave and/or a dishwasher. They are available for sale only as a full set of 4 plates, priced at $199 per set.
A donation is made in support of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles with each set that’s sold.
"These plates are so "rich and famous" easily meeting the high standards one would expect for the "landed gentry of Downton Abbey"...You'd expect to see these plates in any of the stately homes of Merry Old England. The perfect size for serving an entire can of beluga because those little spoonfuls in restaurants are a mere dab for pr purposes and not the stuff of my 'champagne wishes and caviar dreams'. Mere mortals will see their own caviar dreams shattered on puny porcelain plates where as these are genuine works of art to hang in the Louvre!"
- ROBIN LEACH
“As an antiques dealer and designer, I’ve always got my eyes open for special pieces with character for my clients. While I typically find vintage pieces, I often add special new pieces for a contemporary, unexpected touch. These plates are both sleek and historically interesting—which is a rare combination. From a design perspective I appreciate their detail and presence, and as a collector, I enjoy their informational value. I’d use these plates both for display (hung as a quartet) and for entertaining (an intimate Sunday brunch). No matter how they’re used, they are sure to become conversation-starters and old favorites. I look forward to seeing other cities being unveiled.”
- BOB RICHTER