The bright red apples of Autumn bring a harvest of warm tradition to home, to family, and community. No surprise then, that Franciscan Apple dinnerware, which first appeared in 1940, remains one of the most popular raised-relief hand-painted patterns of all time. Created by Gladding, McBean & Co. of Glendale, California, the name Franciscan is an allusion to Franciscan Friars and was chosen to reflect the simple, informal style of Mexican folk pottery.
This set of six Franciscan Ware Apple Motif 6" Bread & Butter Plates are bright and glossy and in excellent condition. The dark red apples and vivid green leaves are a standout against the ultra-smooth cream-colored glaze. The apple branches curve realistically upon raised-texture rims. Each of the six plates are uniquely hand-painted. There is variety in manufacture dates and this set has been matched for the best color intensity, glaze consistency, artist's brush technique and hallmark. This is set #1.
Set of 6 Franciscan Ware Apple Motif Bread & Butter Plates #2 is also available at Redbud Creek on Ruby Lane Item # 15-135. Offered separately, they are also in excellent vintage condition. Purchase both sets together for 10% savings and combined shipping discount.
Please enjoy this vintage pattern designed to grace your table with sweet simplicity and charming style.
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