Atomic Dragoness (alizara) wrote in railroading,
Atomic Dragoness

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The gem of my collection!

Of railroad things, that is. I have a dish that was given to me by my grandmother. Her brother worked for the Michigan Central Railroad all his life. And at one point during that time he acquired a piece of china from one of the dining cars. I'm not sure if it's a tureen or a bowl or what, but I love it. Pics and more information beneath the cut:

Sadly, a there's a lot of wear on the gilt painting and some chips along the edges; there's a fairly substantial one on the upper left corner. But the pattern is still bright and the overall condition of the bowl is good:

Underneath is the stamp on the bowl stating that it was made specifically for the Michigan Central Railroad:

And if you look at the stamp from the other side it also lists Limoges as having been involved somewhere in it's production:

All in all, I don't know if it has any value other than sentimental, given the fact that it is a bit chipped and worn. It sat on the kitchen buffet table and had stuff piled on it for a good 50 years, I expect, before it was given to me. But it's not like I'd consider selling it anyway.

Just thought I'd share it with you all. Figured someone might be interested. ^^
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