This heavy pie plate is 6 5/8” in diameter and is one of the harder to find lunch patterns. Its backstamps would date it from the 1910s to 1923, and I believe it was used in a chain of Twentieth Century Lunch restaurants in New York and possibly Connecticut. Of course its distributor was the Portland, Maine, E. Swasey & Co., so it’s hard to ignore that there could have been a Twentieth Century Lunch in Maine that was part of the chain or possible a single entity.
The graphics are a beautiful example of Art Nouveau in a clear green that is still bright. The plate has medium-to-heavy utensil marks and a little bit of age spotting. It displays beautifully and would make a very nice addition to a “lunch” collection.