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 6 Franciscan Ware Apple Motif 6" Bread & Butter Plates are glossy, bright and purely cheerful. They are in excellent vintage condition. Dark red apples and vivid green leaves are a standout against an ultra-smooth cream-colored glaze. The apple branches curve gently 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 hallmarks. This is Set #2.
Set #1 of 6 Franciscan Ware Apple Motif Bread & Butter Plates is also available and is listed separately at Redbud Creek on Ruby Lane with Item #15-134. It is 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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