Made in the U.S.A., Franciscan pottery by Gladding McBean is part of the heritage of American Pottery. This Madeira Pattern was introduced in the late 1960's and truly speaks of the era. The earth tones and mod floral pattern is so 1960's - 70's! The Madeira design was actually manufactured from 1967 to 1983. The chocolate brown background offers the swirling pattern in a mixture of greenish tones.
In Excellent Condition, this place setting offers:
1 Dinner Plate 10 1/2"
1 Salad Plate 8 1/2"
1 Coffee Cup
All four of the pieces are without nicks or chips and have a satiny gloss finish. The dinner plate carries a trademark that was registered in 1975. The mark pictures a Monastery under an arch of words: "The California Craftsmen Since 1875." The salad plate is simply marked "Franciscan" with a fancy "F" and "Made in the USA."
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