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 4 Franciscan Ware Apple Motif 6" Cereal Bowls are cheerfully bright and glossy and all 4 bowls are in superior 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 four bowls are uniquely hand-painted. They all share the same 1940-1947 USA production stamp. This is Set #1, Item #15-136.
Set #2 (Item #15-137) Set of 4 Franciscan Ware Apple Motif Bread & Butter Plates is also available at Redbud Creek on Ruby Lane. Offered separately, they are 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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