This is a little "DeWitt Clinton" pattern handled china pitcher from the New York Central railroad. It was made by Buffalo China and has the correct bottom railway marking. It is adorable at just under 4 inches tall at the tip of its spout. Aboard a dining car, it would have been used to hold cream for two people or milk for one.
This is the first smaller DeWitt Clinton pitcher that we have seen in probably a year and a half. The taller 5 inch size is much more common.
CONDITION is lovely with NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs. It is extremely clean and bright. The little engine cameo is very clear, depicting the "DeWitt Clinton," in 1831 the first steam locomotive in the United States and the first to pull a passenger train in New York.
There are just a few light surface marks from age and use but you must tilt it in bright light to see any. The only thing we can fault is that there is just the slightest hint of age darkening here and there on the top rim.
No collection of northeastern railway passenger dining car china is complete without one of these little creamers.
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