Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Hotel Utica
Date of Service Plate: 1928
Notes: A service plate for the 200-room, 14-story Hotel Utica located in Utica, NY with a print of N.C. Wyeth's painting, "Return of the Hunter," in the well of the plate. The Utica opened March 11, 1912 and closed in the early 1970s for 30 years, but later reopened in 2001 after a two-year restoration.
For related info: Utica Hotel 2 also by Syracuse China
Plate is rimmed in gold. Center of plate depicts Wyeth's painting of an Indian paddling what looks like a birch bark canoe.