Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Syracuse University
Date of examples: circa 1960 – 1964
Notes: From Wikipedia: "Syracuse University (informally 'Cuse or SU) is a private research university in Syracuse, New York. Established in 1870, with roots in the Methodist Episcopal Church, the university has been nonsectarian since 1920. Located in the city's University Hill neighborhood, east and southeast of Downtown Syracuse, the large campus features an eclectic mix of architecture, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival to contemporary buildings. Syracuse University is organized into 13 schools and colleges and is classified among 'R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity.'
"Syracuse University athletic teams, the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports. SU is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all NCAA Division I athletics, except for the men's rowing and women's ice hockey teams. SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Alumni, faculty, and affiliates include President Joe Biden, three Nobel Prize laureates, one Fields Medalist, 36 Olympic Medalists, thirteen Pulitzer Prize recipients, Academy Award winners, two Rhodes Scholars, five Marshall Scholars, governors, and members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives."
White body scalloped edge plate with a burnt orange stripe along the inner edge of the rim. The stripe is broken at the top of the plate by the insertion of the University's round seal which spills from mid-rim and flows down the verge. The seal, in burnt orange and black, contains the words "Syracuse University" around the top and the words "Founded A.D. 1870" around the bottom. In the center of the seal is a laurel wreath with a bow at the base. There is a Latin phrase that wraps over the top of the wreath.
Cup and saucer photos: Roger Oppel
Author: Ed Phillips