Gorgeous Union Pacific Railroad China "Portland Rose" PlatterGorgeous Union Pacific Railroad China "Portland Rose" PlatterGorgeous Union Pacific Railroad China "Portland Rose" PlatterGorgeous Union Pacific Railroad China "Portland Rose" PlatterGorgeous Union Pacific Railroad China "Portland Rose" PlatterGorgeous Union Pacific Railroad China "Portland Rose" Platter

This heartwarmingly beautiful china platter is from the Union Pacific Railroad showcasing the sought after "Portland Rose" pattern, featuring superbly realistic artwork depicting the "Madame Caroline Testout" rose variety. This pattern is the UPRR's tribute to Portland, Oregon, the "Rose City." Made by Syracuse in its Old Ivory ware, this pattern was first used in later 1930.

The bottom marking: " Caroline Testout / For you a rose / In Portland grows " below the Old Ivory banner, is absolutely correct.

SIZE: Approximately 8 inches long and 5 inches wide.

CONDITION: Superb - it may have a stray, light surface mark or two from being out of a box, but we could find no signs of use. There are NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs. The artwork is fabulous, highly detailed and realistic.

BACKGROUND (WIKIPEDIA): The city of Portland, Oregon has been known as the City of Roses, or Rose City, since 1888, after Madame Caroline Testout, a large pink variety of hybrid tea rose bred in France, was introduced to the city. Thousands of rose bushes were planted, eventually lining 20 miles of Portland's streets in preparation for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in 1905.
The Rose City Park neighborhood in northeast Portland was formed in 1907, the same year of the first annual Portland Rose Festival. During World War I, nursery owners in Portland began planning a large rose garden to protect European rose species from the war, establishing it as the International Rose Test Garden in 1917. The International Rose Test Garden is currently one of the oldest public rose test gardens in the United States, covering 4.5 acres with over 8,000 rose plants, and more than 550 different species. In 2003, Portland adopted the "City of Roses" as its official nickname.


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ITEM ID
0.484
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
COLOR
Green, Pink, Red, White

Time's Treasures Railroad & Country

Gorgeous Union Pacific Railroad China "Portland Rose" Platter

$230


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