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 September 17 until September 30, the set of 4 L.A. River Bridges Plates, normally priced at $199 plus tax and shipping, will be sold for $149, plus tax and shipping.
A second, equivalent donation per set sold, is being made to support the San Antonio Humane Society and its continued rescue and relief efforts for animals that were injured, stranded or abandoned due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. SAHS donations will be made via the Harvey’s Heroes Emergency Fund.
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, for a limited time only, at $149 per set.
A donation is made in support of the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and the San Antonio Humane Society, 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