This is the lovely Orchard pattern by Syracuse China in a Dessert plate. The Orchard pattern has brown branches from white blossomed flowering trees and green leaves encircling the scalloped and pleated rim. The edge is trimmed with gold.
This small Dessert plate measures 7-1/4 inches in diameter.
The backstamp has a black ribbon banner with the pattern name "Orchard" above the words "Syracuse China, Made in America." "China" is in script and loops through the A and C in Syracuse.
This pattern was made by Syracuse China from 1949 to1966. Though there are numerous surface scratches and wear on the gold, the fine quality of Syracuse China is unmistakable. There are no chips and the pattern is clear.