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Syracuse Encanto Dinner plate

Syracuse Encanto Dinner plate

Manufacturer / Maker: Syracuse China (1871 - 2009)

Associated with: Alvarado Hotel, Fred Harvey Co. (1879 - 1970)

Department: History
Date: 1964
Medium: Ceramic; porcelain
Diameter: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification: Tools & Equipment for Materials
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, Four Centuries Bond Fund and Alvarado Hotel exhibit budget
Object number: PC2008.56.1
DescriptionSyracuse Encanto dinner plate, transfer-printed earthenware, made by the Onandaga Pottery Company for the Alvarado Hotel. Backstamped "93-K"; Made in November 1964, of the style used at the Alvarado Hotel.
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Label Text:The dishware was "a distinctive design, which is not like that used in any of the other Fred Harvey dining or lunchrooms, and which is protected against duplication by patent." It was designed and copyrighted by the Onondaga Pottery Company in 1922, and first ordered for the Alvarado by distributor E. A. Hinrichs and Company of Chicago for the Alvarado on July 25, 1922.

The Encanto plate pattern was white with an under-glaze blue band of red and green flowers and vines, a buff-colored edge line (later eliminated), and a central medallion of flowers and leaves. Hinrichs began ordering the same pattern for La Fonda in Santa Fe sometime after 1926. The last order for Syracuse Encanto was placed in 1965.