Vintage China Plate - Gatun Dam Spillway Under Construction

Item PAN27 


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This beautiful commemorative china plate was made by the Sterling China company to commemorate the construction of the Panama Canal. There is a gold trim along the outer edge. Most of this trim has faded or worn off of the surface. The center of the plate has beautiful art depicting the famous Gatun Dam Spillway under construction as taken from the North side of the bridge over the apron. The art was probably painted using a real photo, but it shows an island in close proximity to the spillway that does not exist. The island must have been added for effect. The back of the plate has " Sterling " and " China " stamped on the back. The words " Compliments of L. B. Rossenburg." are neatly written below the painting of the spillway on the front of the plate.. This plate is very nice and in very good condition. There is crazing as expected, multiple small manufacturing flaws and several light scratches, but there are no chips or dings. I did not try to clean this plate.

Diameter = 21 cm (8 inches) ; Weight = 306 gm (10+ ounces)

Most of the plates that I sell are vintage. It should be expected that these items will have some sort of wear or patina unless listed as "mint". Flaws created during the manufacturing may not be mentioned as these are part of the character of vintage or antique items. These flaws may, however, be mentioned if they cause a structural defect affecting the items integrity. I do provide large photos of each item so that you can see the condition. Thank you for your interest in this item.



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