Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2008.926.2
Dimensions: 5 ½ in X 8 in X 1 in
Dimensions (Metric): 12.7 cm X 20.32 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of David Emil
Crescent-shaped bread-and-butter plate used at Windows on the World restaurant. The face of the plate is blue with white stars and a yellow sliver moon.
When conducting restaurant-related business in the social setting of his home, David Emil, owner of Windows on the World, often borrowed furnishings, china, glass, and cutlery from the restaurant. Designed by Milton Glaser, the dining ware used in the restaurant included motifs of a rising sun and an evening sky. Because Emil had some of the dining ware in his home, these pieces were spared destruction when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.