Missing from most Union Pacific Railroad dining car china collections is this little nut dish, in the sought after "Historical" pattern, that was formerly called "Overland." At only 4 inches across, it is noticeably smaller than the 5-inch ice cream shell. The maker was Syracuse China, using their Old Ivory line of ware.
Our dish is in near mint condition with only the lightest possible signs of any use. There are NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs. You must tilt it in bright light and look very hard to find any surface marks.
Please note the correct Union Pacific Design Copyrighted mark on the bottom. The decoration is very clear and detailed. The tiny sketches that appear around in the rim as cameos depict the winning of the American West and the coming of the railroad. The colorful Union Pacific shield logo is well centered.
Records document that the UPRR used this pattern beginning in 1927 aboard the Overland Limited name train, and then the Los Angeles Limited. The last order for it was in November 1949 and it was used into the 1950s.
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