Manufacturer: Syracuse China
Date of examples: 1923 & 1925
Notes: Peasantry was a series of patterns that were all hand painted or hand filled. There are known to be close to 200 in the series. The pattern numbers are thought to be noted sequentially, beginning with a P.
In a Syracuse Pattern book, the Free Hand Peasantry Series is identified as P-64 through P-74, dated 9/27/1929. The platter shown above is identified as P-22 in the same pattern book with the hand-written note "Engraved."
While backstamped "Peasantry," the plate does not have an identifying series mark.
Platter photo contributed by John Stone
Plate photo by Susan Phillips