FRANCISCAN DESERT ROSE Plates 2-8" England 1-9" USA
This sale is for 3 beautiful hand painted Franciscan plates in the Desert Rose pattern. They are quite sturdy, thick and heavy. Two (2) are bread and butter or dessert plates. They measure just slightly under 7-3/4" in diameter. They are marked in black underglaze stamp which reads: FRANCISCAN DINNERWARE -Safe in Dishwasher, Oven (Not Pre-Heated) and Microwave- Made in England. The 3rd plate is a older salad, sandwich, or dessert plate measuring 9-1/4" in diameter. It is marked with black underglaze circle stamp which reads: FRANCISCAN Made in California U.S.A. Hand Decorated Gladding McBean & Co Oven Safe. This mark was used from 1953 until July of 1959. They all have some short light scratches in the glaze from use. The smaller newer ones have only a few. The older larger plate has more. They are in very good used condition.
California based Franciscan Pottery was purchased by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons of England in 1979, which included all molds and the rights to continue to produce Franciscan's patterns. We have a group of the English produced Desert Rose for sale in our auctions today. All were previously owned and purchased at an estate sale. Most have seen limited use and are in extremely good to excellent condition.
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