Classic dining car china introduced in 1936, the golden age of the Santa Fe Railway. These authorized reproductions are of the same excellent quality and classic style of the originals. Available in burgundy and gray as featured on the Super Chief,
and also in the contemporary look of black and gray.
Mimbreño China was designed in the mid 30's by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter for use on the Super Chief. She worked jointly for the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company for more than forty years designing and supervising the construction of Santa Fe Rail Stations, Fred Harvey Hotels and classic lodges like the Bright Angel in Grand Canyon. Inspiration for this China came from the pottery of the Mimbres Indians of Southwestern New Mexico. This ancient artistic culture that disappeared circa 1100 was rediscovered by archeologist friends as Ms. Colter was designing china for the Super Chief.
Colter synthesized these ancient designs with great sensitivity creating a classic line of china as appreciated today as then.
And remember, you get a 10 percent discount with a total order before shipping of $100, and you get the 10 percent discount, and FREE shipping if your order totals $400.00 or more!
For Buyers of the Burgundy Mimbreno China
Pipestone is changing the color of the burgundy Railroad China. It is going to be more Red. (In fact, they will be calling it Red.) They have discontinued the burgundy. No more pieces are available in the old burgundy color. The Chile Shop recommends mixing the Black in with the old Burgundy if you need replacement pieces.
From this point forward, only the new red, and Black will be available for purchase on the website, and in our Store.