Was wandering in NYC yesterday and walked by Fishs Eddy's and stopped in my tracks. They had a window display showcasing sample china plates from Syracuse China.
Before producing plates they would cast a sample to check color and placement, and then show the client.
I found a few salesman samples on ebay.
But they were pricey! and none as amazing as these. So I'm on the hunt!
Look at this one, it is a color test!
And this one tests logos:
I found these images from the Restaurant Ware Collector's Network.
Let's hope I find them while antiquing!