This little china plate is a butter pat from the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, the famous "Milwaukee Road." The unique design -- strong pink, displaying Canada Geese flying high and fast (like Milwaukee trains would run) -- is a so-called "Exclusive" pattern, made ONLY for the Milwaukee Railroad and ONLY by the Syracuse China Company.

Size is 3 inches across, perfect for an individual place setting. Condition is lovely with no cracks, chips, flakes or repairs. There are only a very few light surface marks from use, which can't be seen without tilting the piece in bright light. The attractive edge design identifies it as Econo-Rim dinnerware, a style Syracuse invented in the 1930s specifically for saving space on railroad dining car tables.

The pink fading is a superb example of Syracuse China's shadowtone technique, while the black feet, wing and facial details are all hand painted.

This particular pat carries the Syracuse China Company's Econo-Rim TRADE MARK PATENTED bottom marking, date coded AA12 (December 1946). Many tiny pieces of Traveler never received any bottom markings at all because of the small size, but this particular one does carry the maker mark. That said, a small number of pieces in fact were marked with a specially designed railroad marking (usually in addition to the Syracuse mark), but these can be very difficult to find.


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"Milwaukee Road" Railroad China Butterpat "Traveler" pattern with Syracuse China mark

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