Railroad Ice Cream Bowls, Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe, Syracuse China, California Poppy, Restaurant Grade, Set of 3, Dessert Dish


Railroad Ice Cream Bowls, Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe, Syracuse China, California Poppy, Restaurant Grade, Set of 3, Dessert Dish

A lovely Ice Cream Bowls by Syracuse China. These bowls were made for the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe railroad. Restaurant grade of this pattern was made exclusively for the Harvey Houses (restaurants and inns run by Fred Harvey) that lined the railroad route and the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe train company. The railroad was located in the southwestern United States. The pattern name is California Poppy and consists of yellow poppies on a cream-colored background. These bowls are called ice cream shells and were used to serve ice and other desserts. These would look wonderful on a buffet, table, or sideboard. A wonderful gift idea for the railroad enthusiast.

Syracuse China was located in Syracuse, New York. It was founded in 1871 as Onondaga Pottery Company in the town of Geddes, New York. In the late 19th century, Onondaga Pottery began producing fine china, for which it found a strong market, particularly in hotels, restaurants, and railroad dining cars. The manufacturing facility in Syracuse closed in 2009, after 138 years of operation.

6 inches handle to end of the shell
5¼ inches in diameter
The date code dates two of these to 1952 and one to 1951

These bowls are in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing. They have utensil marks and one bowl has more than the other two. This is from years of restaurant and home use. These bowls are approximately 68 years old.

This set would make a great housewarming, hostess, wedding, shower, or holiday gift. A great gift for the collector of railroad items.

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EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.

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