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Franciscan Floral Earthenware Dinner Set of 4 Place Settings, 1970s

Franciscan Floral Earthenware Dinner Set of 4 Place Settings, 1970s

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Franciscan Floral dinnerware set, 4 complete place settings for a total of 20 pieces.

The Floral pattern was one of Franciscan's most popular earthenware lines in the 1970s.  Manufacturing of this "flower power" design began in 1971 and continued until 1977.  Vibrantly colored flowers in shades of purple, orange, yellow, and pink adorn the centers of the plates, saucers, and bowls with leaves in various shades of green.  A jaunty bright green band pops around the edge of the plates and saucers.  

The set includes:  4 dinner plates (10 1/2" diameter); 4 salad/bread plates (8 1/2" diameter); 4 soup/cereal bowls (7" diameter); 4 cups and saucers (3 1/8" cup diamter and 5 5/8" saucer diameter).  Made in the U.S.A. and marked "oven safe".

The Gladding, McBean & Co. began manufacturing Franciscan art pottery and dinnerware at its Glendale, California plant in 1934. Originally sold as Franciscan Pottery, the company changed the named to Franciscan Ware in 1937, creating dozens of patterns until they merged with Lock Pipe & Joint Company in 1962.  The new firm, named International Pipe and Ceramics and later becoming Interpace, continued manufacturing Franciscan Ware until another acquisition by Wedgewood in 1979.  Ultimately, after a long and prolific history of design and production, the company, tradename Franciscan and all wares under this title were discontinued by 2013.

Celebrate spring and summer and bouquets of flowers with a table bursting with the bounty of the garden!  We have a number of other pieces in the Franciscan Floral pattern to complete a set, including additional plates, bowls, cups and saucers, and serving pieces.  

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