1951 Syracuse Railroad China Circus Bowl

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1951 Syracuse Railroad China Circus Bowl

95.00

Once upon a time, families taking a journey by train could stroll into an elegant dining car and order freshly prepared food. Waiters would bring the food to your table, atop a white tablecloth set with silverware and special railroad china- made exclusively for that railroad line.

Called the Circus series, Union Pacific Railroad featured this bowl in their dining cars in 1951 to appeal to children passengers, most likely on a journey they would long remember. Each different piece has a different design, all focused on the circus theme. This bowl has the dog balancing a ball on its nose. Other designs include a clown, a lady acrobat performing on the back of a prancing horse, a circus master in the center ring, a monkey, and an elephant.

Manufactured by Syracuse China, the date code on the back of the piece- 7-FF, indicates it was made in July of 1951.

1 5/8" in height. 6" in diameter.

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For a glimpse of what travel on a Union Pacific train in the 1950s was like, enjoy the following video of vintage postcards put together by L. F. Appel.