Manufacturer: Syracuse China
Pattern name: Cherry Hills (Syracuse pattern number DC-401)
Known User: Cherry Hill Inn
Date of plate: 1967
Notes: This pattern is shown in a catalog of Syracuse China underglazed designs (below) and is identified as Cherry Hills.
A postcard from the Cherry Hill Inn, (see photo below) in Cherry Hill, N.J., shows the pattern in use in its dining room. From the Wikipedia: "Cherry Hill was a 19th-century farm on Kaighn Avenue / Route 38 which was owned by Abraham Browning. The farm property later became the Cherry Hill Inn." That land now includes a movie complex, a shopping center and housing developments.
This was likely a stock pattern that was available to anyone – and its name probably was inspired by an early customer – but it is not known if that was the Cherry Hill Inn or some other business whose name included "Cherry Hills."
The realistic pattern shows a branch with leaves and three cherries against white china.
Photo contributed by Kath
ID contributed by apPaul
Postcard contributed by Susan Phillips