Pre-1908 RGWRy & D&RGRR Rio Grande Silver Soup Tureen
Item #: 4245J
This pre-1908 soup tureen was made for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad & Rio Grande Western Railway, Rio Grande Railroad Dining Car service. Since both railroads used the name Rio Grande," they marked their pieces this way to avoid changing out china & silverware in Grand Junction, Colorado. The soup tureen is marked on the bottom, "Rio Grande Dining Car Service, Reed & Barton, Silver Soldered, No. #1344-1." It has a nicely embossed band of floral decoration at the top edge of the tureen. The tray is marked with the "Rio Grande Western Railway, The Great Salt Lake Route" in the diamond logo, and "Reed & Barton, Silver Solder, 1344-1" below that. The lid is not marked. There are a few slight dings to both pieces from years of use, but overall they are in excellent condition. This would make a very nice and unique addition to either a RGWRy or D&RGRR collector!