In recent correspondence from the Archives Dept. of Syracuse China Company (copy available), I have conformed this plate was made in 1977 as a sample plate exclusively for the Homestead. As they say "Your plate is a sample plate, #23923 is the sample number. The Homestead ordered this item one time. Our records do not show how many plates were produced for that order." In any case I doubt that many collectors have seen this beautiful plate, is a chance to add something unusual to your collections.
Much like the collectible Nature Studies series produced by Syracuse China, this plate has a beautiful red and blue floral design of Irises on its front. This plate is a service plate, 10 3/4 inches in diameter, used only by the hotel for presentation purposes in their dining room. To quote again, "The Elton Service Plate, with its wide rim, thinner cross-section, an ... read more