Manufacturer: Buffalo China (various others noted below)
User: Southern Pacific Lines / Southern Pacific Company
Date of platter: late 1920s – circa 1930s
Notes: Southern Pacific Lines/Sunset pattern identified by railroad china authors Richard Luckin and Doug McIntyre in their respective reference books, Dining on Rails and The Official Guide: Railroad Dining Car China as being produced by different manufacturers with some color variations. Known manufacturers include Buffalo, Bauscher, Iroquois, Maddock, Scammell, Shenango and Syracuse China. The Bauscher Brother's pattern design was more detailed and slightly different from the pieces shown above. Both noted authors indicate that these pieces are sometimes backstamped, as is the case with this platter.
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White body with green stripe and border of white blossoms and green leaves. Multi-colored, green-lettered Southern Pacific Lines oval logo with sunset over railroad tracks.
ID and creamer photo contributed by CarolCardona
Platter photo contributed by zane001