From what we have researched, this oval vegetable bowl was made by the Onondaga Pottery Company from 1919 to at least into the 1920's. Onondaga Pottery Company called a particular type of china they produced Syracuse China (the pottery was located in Syracuse, New York) until they changed the name of the company to Syracuse China Company in 1966. In 1970, Onondaga/now Syracuse China ceased making household dinnerware and focused solely on commercial ware production.
This beautiful vegetable bowl is called Somerset and it features a multi-colored bird or pheasant perched on a flowering tree branch. The border has a garland of multi-colored flowers on top of a light gray and white design. There is then a gold band around the edge of the platter.
The reason we believe that this vegetable bowl was made around the 1920's is because there is a copyright date of 1919 on the back and because we found multiple vintage ads online that were dated from 1922. We've included photos of these vintage ads, one is from Crockery & Glass Journal dated December 1922 and the other is from Good Housekeeping dated May 1922. Which means that the vegetable bowl could be almost 100 years old, but it's uncertain how long Onondaga produced this pattern.
We've included a close up of the backstamp so you can see the detail. There is no date code incised on the back.
The bowl measures approximately 10 inches by 8 inches and is oval in shape.
This platter is in great condition. There's some wear on the gold band. There is a small 'scratch' by the back of the bird and can be seen in the close up photo. There is some wear on the bottom. There are no chips, cracks or crazing that we can find.