This is a very pretty luncheon size (or cake or salad) plate from the Great Northern Railway. Made by Syracuse China, it is a lovely example of the airbrush shadowtone decorating technique for which the company became famous.
This pattern is named Glory of the West, in which each piece was produced with a different, colorful image of scenery that passengers might see from train windows along the GN's route through Glacier National Park. This size plate depicts a lake flanked by massive mountains, with a pine tree in the foreground.
SIZE is just under 7-1/2 inches. It would have been used for lunch or salad, or possibly for cake or another dessert.
CONDITION is lovely with NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs. The colorful artwork is attractive in shades of green and gray. The full bottom marking is the one collectors seek out.
The date code 3-V translates to March 1941. There is also an impressed letter F near the backstamp. We assume the F must refer to a plant code, but are not positive.
COLLECTOR NOTE: "Glory of the West" was used by the railroad between 1940 and 1960. On the full size dinner plate and the ash tray you will find a Mountain Goat depicted; the animal does not appear on any other pieces of the pattern.
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