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Here is the sweetest little after-dinner cup and saucer set just waiting to go into someone's collection. It is from the Southern Pacific Railroad. The pattern is "Prairie Mountain Wildflowers," containing realistic, colorful depictions of flowers that onboard passengers might see looking out train windows through the railroad routes.

Often these tiny cups escape bottom markings because of the small space involved, but this cup and saucer are BOTH railroad marked: MADE EXPRESSLY FOR / SOUTHERN PACIFIC DINING CAR SERVICE / BY ONONDAGA POTTERY CO. / SYRACUSE N.Y. The saucer additionally is stamped with Syracuse China's Econo-Rim bottom marking and date coded 5 CC, for May 1948.

CONDITION is absolutely lovely, with little or no use. We could not find any surface marks from use on either piece, despite tilting them and looking in bright light. Even the raised rim on the cup well in the center of the saucer shows no rub marks of any kind. There are NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs.

Flowers depicted on the cup are the California Poppy (note the tiny bud gracing the handle) and Farewell to Spring. On the saucer, the blooms are Mariposa Tulip, Baby Blue Eyes and California Poppy. "Prairie Mountain Wildflowers" was so well received that the pattern was ordered by the railway from 1931 until the mid-1950s. It became well known for use aboard SPRR trains that ran through the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Utah in the American Southwest.

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IMPORTANT: If you would like a PLACE SETTING we have other pieces of Prairie Mountain Wildflowers. If you purchase more than one of these (or other PMWF pieces), we will discount your total by 10%, with only actual postage charges.

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Item ID: 8.239


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Vintage Southern Pacific Railroad China Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set Prairie Mountain Wildflowers

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