2.2 in HIGH
(5.59 cm HIGH)
Museum Purchase

This is an egg cup from the Fred Harvey dining and hotel establishments that were built in conjuction with the Santa Fe Railway for the convinience of their passengers. Harvey Houses extended at station stops from Chicago to California through the American Southwest throughout the early 20th century. They quickly gained a fine reputation for being establishments of the highest quality, especially at a time when the 'Wild West" was not so polished. This egg cup dates from 1910-1920 era, and is a glazed blue transfer ware on a white slip. Probably vitrified china, made by OP Co, Syracuse, NY. This is the "El Tovar" pattern named after the famous hotel operated by Harvey at the Grand Canyon. 2.2" in height, dia of cup, 1.5".

Used: Fred Harvey House | Santa Fe Railway | A.T. & S.F. R.R.

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