This tiny gem is an egg cup from the famous Milwaukee Road -- the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. It is their long-loved pattern called Traveler, for the fast-flying Canada Goose symbolizing the train service passengers would experience.
Only 2-1/2 inches tall with a slender stem, it looks fragile, but it is perfectly capable of bringing a soft-cooked egg to the breakfast table!
This little cup is a beautiful example of the Syracuse China's shadowtone airbrush technique. The single goose with its strong outlines is the focal point, enhanced with hand painted black details. Deep rose pink on both top and bottom fade into the center white area. There are no markings on this, but it is obvious what it is. "Traveler" was an exclusive pattern made only by Syracuse China and only for the CMStP&P Railroad. Larger pieces will carry bottom markings, but this tiny foot escaped.
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Tiny Milwaukee Road Railroad China Pedestal Single Egg Cup, Traveler Pattern