Manufacturer: Syracuse China
Pattern name: #P-105 "Camellia"
Date of plate: 1942
Notes: This pattern on a tan (Adobe), Econo-Rim body is part of the company's P-series of "hand-paint" designs. It is shown in a 1937 catalog of decorations (detail above) and also in a 1933 pattern book in the section of hand-colored designs.
The plate also carries what appears to be a hand-lettered backstamp with the name Camellia. The flowers with multiple petals in shades of gray blue and white do not particularly resemble camellia flowers or foliage, but perhaps the heavily stylized portrayal was artistic license on the part of the designer!
Photos contributed by Breeden Baker Scofield
ID contributed by L Paul