This is just one of the nicest Purple Laurel dinner plates we have seen come along. Pieces in this pattern often are used very heavily, and manufacturing flaws are another common problem.
This big plate is lovely with hardly any use marks (you must tilt it in bright light to see any). The rim design is clear and strong with no glaze runs or blurring, and no design transfer gaps. There are NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs,and the rim edges are free of aging discoloration.
Made by Sterling, this dish is correctly bottom marked with the PRR's keystone logo.
It is a full 9.5 inches across, a generous dinner size, and weighs in at an incredible nearly 2 pounds -- before packing.
The Pennsylvania Railroad purchased Purple Laurel dinnerware from several companies, and used it between the 1920s and 1950s.