New Haven Nynh&h Rr Ca 1900 Scarce Shoreline China Butter Pat Butterpat Plate For Sale
Turn-of-the-Century Circa 1900 New York New Haven & Hartford Railroad "Shoreline" Pattern China Butter Pat
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This very old New York New Haven &
Hartford Railroad china butterpat is
the Shoreline pattern, which is
believed to be one of the earliest
patterns used by the railroad for
passenger dining car china. ANY piece in ANY condition is hard to find.
This miniature plate
carries the pretty semi-script NYNH&H railway logo in
dark blue and green surrounded by a
single stripe. It is a tiny 3-1/4
"The Official Guide to Railroad Dining
Car China" (McIntyre) states that
Shoreline reportedly was used in the
first quarter of the 20th century.
McIntyre rates it as a 4+ out of a
possible 5 for rarity/desirability.
"Restaurant China Vol.2" (Conroy) says
the Greenwood Pottery Company never
date coded its china, but the impressed
bottom mark found on our tiny dish was
used between 1886 and 1910.
CONDITION: It has good shiny glaze with
bright strong colors and clear, sharp
graphics. There are no blurs or glaze
runs. There is very light surface wear
from use on the plate but you have to
tilt it in bright light to see this. It
is amazingly free from yellow age
spotting. There are NO cracks, chips,
flakes or repairs.
IMPORTANT -- SEE OUR PHOTOS: The only thing wrong ~~ is
a sprinkling of tiny glaze pimples some
of which have old brownish stains in
them. This is a manufacturing defect.
Shoreline pieces apparently were
plagued with pinpricks, tiny grains of
sand and other glazing problems. Our
butterpat does have some, the worst
being a spot at 8-o'clock, but it has
so many other GOOD things going for it,
the glaze defects are less important.
BOTTOM MARKINGS: Made by the Greenwood
Pottery Company, it is impressed
GREENWOOD CHINA / TRENTON, N.J. on the
bottom, along with a green printed name
of Boston, Massachusetts supplier A.
Weiskopf (the distributor company
through which the NYNH&HRR ordered the
Conroy states that Greenwood
operated between 1868 and the early
1930s. She also confirms the railroad
used A. Weiskopf as a supplier.
There also is an impressed squiggle
that looks like it should mean
something, and may or may not have been
deliberately stamped. We aren't
familiar with that marking so we can't
A difficult to find piece of very early
railway china, this one would be a star
in any better collection of passenger
dining car items, especially one with a
New England flavor
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New Haven Nynh&h Rr Ca 1900 Scarce Shoreline China Butter Pat Butterpat Plate : $110