Manufacturer: Syracuse China
Date range of china grouping: Early 1950s
Notes: The Embassy pattern was made for many years by Syracuse in the scrolling leaf pattern in gray and burgundy red. It is shown in a 1970 catalog under that name, and as you can see from the excerpt from a Syracuse catalog shown below, the design was patented on Jan. 10, 1950, as Underglaze Pattern #96901, with the name Rippleton (or per the drawing, possibly Ripelton). The designer was Edward Otis. There is a tiny, hard-to-see difference between the two versions, and it could reflect the difference between the original drawing and its execution or a tweak that accounts for the name change.
Photo of top Embassy plate contributed by ebay seller boomersbiz46
Catalog page contributed by Larry Paul
Syracuse Hospitality Group ad contributed by Ed Babcock
Embassy grouping photo contributed by Nini Eckels