"Feather River" Western Pacific Railroad Small China Platter
Condition is fabulous, with its red arrows and top logo decoration sharp and clear on tan base ware. There are only the very slightest surface marks (must tilt in bright light to try to see them). There are NO cracks, chips, flakes, hairlines or repairs.
This platter is correctly bottom marked with Shenango China manufacturer's markings stating that it is Inca Ware. "Inca Ware" is the name given by Shenango to the tan colored version of the medium- to heavy-gauge vitrified china for which it was so popular with commercial and restaurantware clients.
According to "Restaurant China Vol. 2" (Barbara Conroy) this marking dates the piece to between the late 1940s and 1954. It is very probably among the later dates, as the bottom marking appears to be stamped (Conroy says transfers were used in earlier Inca Ware production).
"Feather River" china was used aboard the WPRR's name trains. The "California Zephyr" was the best known and most popular, but others included the "Feather River Express," the "Exposition Flyer," the "Royal Gorge," the "Zephyrette," and the "Scenic Limited."
Item ID: 2580
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