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Franciscan Desert Rose (USA) Salad Plate

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See also: Franciscan Glassware

Franciscan Ware, or Franciscan Pottery as it was first named in 1934, was manufactured by Gladding-McBean and Company of Glendale, CA. Scores of different styles and patterns were produced. In 1962 Gladding McBean and Company merged with the Lock Joint Pipe Company and became Interpace. The Franciscan line continued in California until 1984 when the facility at Glendale was closed and all production moved to England (later some patterns/pieces were produced in Japan, China and Portugal). It is important to note that not all pieces carry a “Franciscan” mark. Unless you are familiar with a particular pattern, you may not recognize it as “Franciscan.” I carry mostly those patterns produced in California but also a few made in England and China which I list separately. Even those pieces made in California have slight variations due to mold changes, or, for those which are hand-painted, the skill of the painter. I have pieces from over one hundred and sixty-two Franciscan patterns. I always think of Desert Rose for Easter (although Wild Flower would work equally well), Ivy for St. Patrick's Day, October for Thanksgiving and Apple for Christmas. Franciscan China is now only produced in China. While some of the English glassware is listed with the English dinnerware, the pieces produced in the USA by Fostoria (Cabaret) and Tiffin (Madeira) are listed under Glassware.


Amapola

Franciscan's Amapola design has a floral center with a Dijon mustard colored background and a brown raised rim.

Franciscan Amapola Dinner Plate

Antiqua

Franciscan's Antiqua is Whitestone ware. It has a white background with a wide trim done in golden-brown tones. The pattern was introduced in 1966.

Franciscan Antiqua Dinner Plate

Antique Green

Franciscan Antique Green was produced from 1966 to 1976. It has a cream background with an embossed green border and gold rim.

Franciscan Antique Green Bread and Butter Plate

Apple (English)

The English version of Franciscan's Apple design is slightly smaller than the California pottery. The Wedgwood Group produced this pattern from 1985-2003.

Franciscan Apple (English) Salad Plate

Apple (USA)

Franciscan's Apple pattern is one of the most popular patterns. It is also one of the hand-painted designs. This pattern is one of the older ones, first appearing in 1940. This pottery has a cream background with an apple and leaf border. Although Franciscan is no longer manufacturing pottery in California or England, it is still being produced in China. Pieces with the California backstamp are the older, more desirable pieces.

Franciscan Apple (USA) Dinner Plate

Arcadia

Franciscan Arcadia has a cream background with gold trim and a band of leaves around the rim. There were several versions with either gold, blue, maroon or green leaves. It was produced from 1953 to 1978.

Franciscan Arcadia Dinner Plate

Autumn

Franciscan's Autumn design is typical of the designs of the 1950s. Autumn came out in 1955. This design is done in what is called the coupe shape.

Beverly

Franciscan Beverly is a Masterpiece China pattern dating back to 1941. It has a cream background, gold accents and slender lines.

Franciscan Beverly Coffee Server and LId

Bird 'N Hand

The Franciscan Bird 'N Hard pattern was produced in 1968 by the TKK Company of Japan for Interpace. It is Whitestone Ware with a design of black birds, berries, flowers and leaves.

Franciscan Bird 'N Hand Dinner Plate

Blanc

Franciscan Blanc is a Family China pattern produced from 1965 to 1968. It is a solid off-white pattern.

Franciscan Blanc Split Vegetable Dish

Blue Bell Green House Series

This Franciscan pattern is from the Greenhouse Series. It has a white background with blue flowers and green leaves. It is not embossed but has a smooth finish.

Franciscan Blue Bell Green House Series Cup

Blue Dawn

We don't know very much about this pattern. I haven't been able to find it in any books or on the web. It is a solid colored pattern, sort of a sky blue.

Franciscan Blue Dawn Dinner Plate

Blueberry

Franciscan's blueberry pattern has a cream background with white and blue flowers.

Franciscan Blueberry Cup

Bountiful

Franciscan Bountiful is probably one of the last hand-painted patterns produced in California. It has multi-colored fruit on the rim with a pale green background. The pattern was produced from 1983 to 1984.

Franciscan Bountiful Dinner Plate

Bouquet (English)

This Franicscan Bouquet pattern has an English backstamp and was most likely produced by Johnson Brothers (they have a "Bouquet" pattern as well).

Franciscan Bouquet (English) Dinner Plate

Bouquet (USA)

Franciscan Bouquet is one of the later earthenware patterns dating from 1980. It has a tannish background with a floral spray.

Franciscan Bouquet (USA) Serving Platter

Café Royal

Franciscan's Cafe Royal is one of the four variations of the "Desert Rose" pattern. It is the same basic pattern as the popular "Desert Rose" but with different coloring. It has a dark tan background with cream colored roses and brown leaves.

Franciscan Café Royal Salad Plate

Cameo

Franciscan introduced Cameo in 1959 as part of its Masterpiece China. It is an exquisite pattern of cream china with a border of gold stars surrounded by a circle of white dots.

Franciscan Cameo Dinner Plate

Cantata

Franciscan Cantata is from their Whitestone Line. It was produced from 1965 to 1972. It has a white background with olive colored leaves and blue and turquoise flowers.

Franciscan Cantata Dinner Plate

Carmel

Franciscan's Masterpiece China pattern, Carmel, was introduced in 1952. It features delicate pink flowers with grey and black leaves. The background is a cream with a platinum trim.

Franciscan Carmel Salad Plate

Chesnut Weave

The Franciscan Chesnut Weave earthenware pattern has a cream background with an embossed cream border of criss-crossing lines and a reddish-brown trim and inner circle. It had sister patterns: Golden Weave, Dutch Weave and Mint Weave. This pattern came out in 1978 and was discontinued in 1983.

Franciscan Chesnut Weave Dinner Plate

Cloud Nine

The Franciscan Cloud Nine Whitestone pattern came out in 1960. It is a simple design done in all white.

Franciscan Cloud Nine Creamer

Coronado Aqua

Franciscan Potteries made the Coronado pattern in several colors and finishes. The Coronado pattern itself came out in 1936 and was one of the earliest Franciscan patterns.

Franciscan Coronado Aqua  Bread and Butter Plate

Coronado Coral Glossy

Franciscan Potteries made the Coronado pattern in several colors and finishes. The Coronado pattern itself came out in 1936 and was one of the earliest Franciscan patterns.

Franciscan Coronado Coral Glossy    Serving Platter

Coronado Coral Matte

Franciscan Potteries made the Coronado pattern in several colors and finishes. The Coronado pattern itself came out in 1936 and was one of the earliest Franciscan patterns.

Coronado White Matte

Franciscan Potteries made the Coronado pattern in several colors and finishes. The Coronado pattern itself came out in 1936 and was one of the earliest Franciscan patterns.

Franciscan Coronado White Matte Cup

Coronado Yellow Glossy

Franciscan Potteries made the Coronado pattern in several colors and finishes. The Coronado pattern itself came out in 1936 and was one of the earliest Franciscan patterns.

Franciscan Coronado Yellow Glossy Luncheon Plate

Coronado Yellow Matte

Franciscan Potteries made the Coronado pattern in several colors and finishes. The Coronado pattern itself came out in 1936 and was one of the earliest Franciscan patterns.

Franciscan Coronado Yellow Matte Chop Plate

Country Craft Almond Cream

Franciscan Country Craft Earthenware came out in 1981, shortly before the company ceased production in California. This line featured a cream, speckled background with colored borders.

Franciscan Country Craft Almond Cream Salad Plate

Country Craft Blue Skies

Franciscan Country Craft Earthenware came out in 1981, shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Country Craft Blue Skies Dinner Plate

Country Craft Peachy Pink

Franciscan Country Craft Earthenware came out in 1981, shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Country Craft Peachy Pink Dinner Plate

Country Craft Russet Brown

Franciscan Country Craft Earthenware came out in 1981, shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Country Craft Russet Brown Dinner Plate

Creole

Franciscan Creole is done in the same shape as Amapola. It is deep honey and dark brown with an embossed trim. The pattern dates to 1973.

Franciscan Creole Salad Plate

Daffodil Greenhouse Series

This Franciscan Daffodil pattern is from the 1975 Greenhouse Series. It is earthenware and features yellow daffodils on a white background with a green rim. The pattern was produced until 1978.

Franciscan Daffodil Greenhouse Series Dinner Plate

Daisy

Franciscan's Daisy pattern dates back to 1960 (remember the flower children?) It offers a cream background with delicate yellow daisies and pale blue flowers.

Franciscan Daisy Bread and Butter Plate

Daisy Wreath

The Franciscan Daisy Wreath earthenware pattern was introduced in 1975. It consists of a series of large and small yellow and pink flowers around the rim.

Franciscan Daisy Wreath Dinner Plate

Del Mar

Franciscan's Del Mar china is one of the older patterns, dating back to 1957. It really looks like 1950s pattern with its blue geometric designs.

Franciscan Del Mar Serving Platter

Del Monte

Franciscan Del Monte was produced from 1941 to 1962. It features a cream background with a gold rim and a gold rope inner band.

Franciscan Del Monte Dinner Plate

Desert Rose (China)

Johnson Brothers (of Josiah Wedgwood) began producing Desert Rose in China in 2004. It is still in production. The maker states this dinnerware is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Franciscan Desert Rose (China) Dinner Plate

Desert Rose (England)

After Interpace closed their plant in California, they sold the rights to Franciscan dinnerware to the Wedgwood Company in England. The English versions have a slightly different look to them. The English Desert Rose pattern was produced in Staffordshire probably by the Johnson Brothers division of Wedgwood. The English version started in 1985 and was discontinued in 2003.

Desert Rose (USA)

Franciscan's Desert Rose is not the oldest but probably the most recognizable Franciscan pattern (followed closely by Apple and Ivy). The pattern dates back to 1941. It has a cream background with pink roses and green leaves on the border. It was first of four "Desert Rose" variation patterns by Franciscan, the others being Meadow Rose, Twilight Rose and Cafe Royal. After 1985 the production of this pattern moved to England. After 2002 production moved to China but in my opinion, the look and quality of the dinnerware is not the same.

Dogwood

The Franciscan Dogwood pattern, in my estimation, is unique among the Franciscan line. It has a cream background with white dogwood blossoms and green leaves. What makes it unique is its heavy glaze. The pattern came out in 1975 and I haven't seen any other patterns that have that same look with the heavy glaze.

Franciscan Dogwood Salad Plate

Duet

Franciscan Duet is one of the patterns that was produced by using decals under the glaze. It sports two-toned pink flowers with pale gray leaves on an off-white background.

Franciscan Duet Dinner Plate

Dutch Weave

The Franciscan Dutch Weave earthenware pattern has a cream background with a embossed cream border of criss-crossing lines and a blue trim and inner circle. It had sister patterns, Golden Weave, Mint Weave and Chesnut Weave. This pattern came out in 1978.

Franciscan Dutch Weave Dinner Plate

Echo

Franciscan's Echo pattern is hard to describe. It looks like a series of snow flakes and small branches. The snow flakes are pink while the branches are two-toned green.

Franciscan Echo Casserole Dish (no lid)

El Patio Aqua Glossy

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934.

Franciscan El Patio Aqua Glossy Dinner Plate

El Patio Coral Glossy

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934.

Franciscan El Patio Coral Glossy Saucer

El Patio Coral Matte

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934. Like the Coronado series, it came in several colors and two different finishes, matte and glossy.

Franciscan El Patio Coral Matte Saucer

El Patio Gray Matte

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934. Like the Coronado series, it came in several colors and two different finishes, matte and glossy.

Franciscan El Patio Gray Matte Dinner Plate

El Patio Pale Yellow Matte

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934. Like the Coronado series, it came in several colors and two different finishes, matte and glossy.

Franciscan El Patio Pale Yellow Matte Dinner Plate

El Patio Red

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934. Like the Coronado series, it came in several colors and two different finishes, matte and glossy. El Patio Red is actually a more orange flame color.

Franciscan El Patio Red Dinner Plate

El Patio Redwood Glossy

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934. Like the Coronado series, it came in several colors and two different finishes, matte and glossy.

Franciscan El Patio Redwood Glossy Saucer

El Patio White Matte

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934. Like the Coronado series, it came in several colors and two different finishes, matte and glossy.

Franciscan El Patio White Matte Soup Bowl

El Patio Yellow

El Patio is the oldest pattern produced by Franciscan. It is solid colored and dates back to 1934. Like the Coronado series, it came in several colors and two different finishes, matte and glossy.

Franciscan El Patio Yellow Cup

Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is a Franciscan Discovery China pattern that dates back to 1965. The background is green with concentric black and brown circles and a sylistic pattern in the center.

Franciscan Emerald Isle Dinner Plate

Encanto

Franciscan produced the Encanto pattern starting in 1948. The plain Encanto pattern is cream colored. I took a picture of the front and back so you can see the old Gladden McBean backstamp.

Franciscan Encanto Dinner Plate

English Rock Rose

Franciscan produced English Rock Rose from 1978 to 1981. One of their brighter patterns, it features orange, yellow and red flowers with green leaves.

Franciscan English Rock Rose Dinner Plate

Fan Tan

Franciscan Fan Tan is another of its Whitestone patterns. This one dates from 1961. It is done in tan and cream with a black design.

Franciscan Fan Tan Cup

Fern Dell/Ferndel

Franciscan's Ferndel/Fern Dell is a spray of fern fronds in various colors on a cream background. It uses the same shaped mold as Autumn and was made in 1957.I have found two different spellings from two reliable sources for this pattern so I am not sure which is the correct one.

Franciscan Fern Dell/Ferndel Relish Dish

Fire Dance

Franciscan produced Fire Dance for only one year - 1978. It is a solid-colored reddish/orange dinnerware.

Franciscan Fire Dance Cereal/Soup Bowl

Floral

Franciscan's Floral pattern was one of the more popular 1970s patterns and one of the most colorful. It has a cream background, green border and bright purple, gold, pink and orange flowers with green leaves.

Franciscan Floral Dinner Plate

Forget-Me-Not

Franciscan's Forget-Me-Not pattern is made of earthenware and is one of the hand-painted designs. It has a cream background with delicate blue Forget-Me-Not flowers and green leaves going all around the border. The patternwas produced from 1978 to 1984.

Franciscan Forget-Me-Not Soup Bowl

Fresh Fruit

The Franciscan Fresh Fruit pattern was introduced from 1980 to 1983. It is one of their hand-painted earthenware patterns and has a cream background, green trim and various fruits.

Franciscan Fresh Fruit Cereal Bowl

Fresh Fruit (Eng)

Franciscan began producing Fresh Fruit in England in 1984 (even before they officially closed the California facilities. Produced ceased in 1997.

Franciscan Fresh Fruit (Eng) Cup

Fresh Fruit (small)

This was Franciscan's original Fresh Fruit Pattern from 1949. It features a cream background with yellow rim and a circle of various small fruits.

Franciscan Fresh Fruit (small) Saucer

Fruit

This Franciscan Fruit pattern dates to 1963. Each piece features a different fruit.

Franciscan Fruit Bread & Butter Plate

Garden Party

Franciscan's Garden Party has a pale yellow background with darker yellow and pink flowers all over. The pattern dates to 1974.

Franciscan Garden Party Vegetable Serving Bowl

Garland Fashion Manor

Franciscan produced this Garland pattern from 1966 to 1972. The shape is the same as the Hacienda Gold and Green.

Franciscan Garland Fashion Manor Casserole Dish and Lid

Gingersnap

Franciscan's Gingersnap has a cream background with an orange scroll border and a circle of organge vines in the center. The pattern dates back to 1974.

Franciscan Gingersnap Serving Bowl

Golden Weave

The Franciscan Golden Weave earthenware pattern has a cream background with a embossed cream border of criss-crossing lines and a mint green trim and inner circle. It had sister patterns, Mint Weave, Dutch Weave and Chesnut Weave. This pattern came out in 1978.

Franciscan Golden Weave Dinner Plate

Grey Renaissance

Franciscan Grey Renaissance dates back to 1948. It was one of several Renaissance patterns. It was a Masterpiece china with a cream backgound, wide grey patterned border and gold trim (there is also one with platinum trim).

Franciscan Grey Renaissance Cup

Hacienda Gold

Franciscan made two colors in the Hacienda pattern, green and gold. The Gold Hacienda has a white, slightly speckled background, yellow Southwest Indian-like zig-zag border. The center has concentric circles of yellow with loops and a repetition of the border surrounding a white flower in the center. The pattern dates back to 1964 and was the first of the two Hacienda colors.

Franciscan Hacienda Gold Bread and Butter plate

Hacienda Green

Franciscan made two colors in the Hacienda pattern, green and gold. The Green Hacienda has a white, slightly speckled background, green Southwest Indian-like zig-zag border. The center has concentric circles of green with loops and a repetition of the border surrounding a white flower in the center. The pattern dates back to 1965 and was the second of the two Hacienda colors.

Franciscan Hacienda Green Dinner Plate

Happy Talk

Happy Talk is one of Franciscan's older patterns, dating aback to 1959. It has a white background with pink flowers and gray leaves.

Franciscan Happy Talk Bread and Butter Plate

Hawaii

Hawaii by Franciscan is Whitestone ware. It has a white background and a wide border of green leaves on yellow/orange. The pattern dates to 1967.

Franciscan Hawaii Salad Plate

Heritage

Franciscan's Heritage has a whilte background with spray of two-tone green flowers in the center. There is a two-tone green border with leaves and scrolls. The pattern was only produced from 1960 to 1969.

Huntington

Franciscan Huntington was produced from1948 to 1981. It has an off-wite background with platinum trim.

Franciscan Huntington Bread and Butter Plate

Indian Summer

Indian Summer comes from Franciscian's Family China line. It has a white background with sprays of autumn colored leaves. It dates from 1958.

Franciscan Indian Summer Serving Platter

Indigo

Franciscan Indigo is a Masterpiece China pattern. It ws produced from 1970 to 1976. It has a white backgroun with a rim of black and platinum.

Franciscan Indigo Bread and Butter Plate

It's a Breeze

Franciscan It's a Breeze is a Whitestone pattern from 1959. It offers sprays of turquoise and green flowers.

Franciscan It's a Breeze Bread and Butter Plate

Ivy (England)

After Interpace closed their plant in California, they sold the rights to Franciscan dinnerware to the Wedgwood Company in England. The English versions have a slightly different look to them. The English Ivy pattern was produced from 2000 to 2003.

Franciscan Ivy (England) Teapot with Lid

Ivy USA)

Ivy is another of Franciscan's more popular patterns. It was a hand-painted, embossed design with two shades of ivy around the border on a cream-colored background. The pattern dates to 1948.

Franciscan Ivy USA) Bread and Butter Plate

Jamoca

Franciscan's Jamoca has a dark brown background with a center of golden yellow flowers. The border boasts the same golden yellow flowers with golden yellow filigree. The pattern dates from 1973.

Franciscan Jamoca Salad Plate

Larkspur

Larkspur by Franciscan is another classic 1950s pattern. It has pink and blue flowers with two shades of brown leaves on a cream background. There was a thin brown border along the rim.

Lattice

The Franciscan Lattice pattern dates from 1979. Like the Mint Weave, this earthenware pattern has a cream background with a embossed cream border of criss-crossing lines.

Franciscan Lattice Dinner Plate

Madeira

Franciscan's Madeira earthenware (no to be confused with the glassware of the same name)has a dark brown background with a complex pattern of green and tannish flowers. There is a wide border of green around the rim. Except for the platters, the serving pieces do not have the floral design. The pattern came out in 1967 and was discontinued in 1983.

Franciscan Madeira Salad Plate

Malibu

The Franciscan Malibu pattern came out in 1964. The rim has circles of brown blue and turquoise. The background is a speckled cream color. The shape follows that of the other 1964 patterns such as the Hacienda series.

Franciscan Malibu Bread and Butter Plate

Maypole

Franciscan Maypole was produced from 1974 to 1977. It is a colorful pattern with yellow and red flowers with green leaves.

Franciscan Maypole Dinner Plate

Maytime

Franciscan's Maytime china pattern has a white background with pink and blue flowers. This was a pattern from Franciscan's Discovery line and was produced from 1960 to 1969.

Franciscan Maytime Dinner Plate

Meadow Rose

Meadow Rose is another of the four Desert Rose pattern variations by Franciscan. It is a hand-painted, embossed pattern with a cream background, yellow roses and green leaves around the border. The pattern dates to 1977.

Franciscan Meadow Rose Bread and Butter Plate

Merry-Go-Round

Franciscasn Merry-Go-Round is a Whitestone pattern that was produced from 1959 to 1965. It features a grey and pink design around the rim on a cream background.

Franciscan Merry-Go-Round Fruit Bowl

Mesa

Gladden-McBean produced Mesa from 1950 to 1954. This fine china has a gold rim and cream background. The design is that of a blooming grass.

Franciscan Mesa Chop Plate

Metropolitan

Franciscan Metropolitan is one of the few square patterns Franciscan produced. Introduced in 1940, it came in several colors.

Franciscan Metropolitan Grey Bread and Butter Plate

Midnight Mist

Franciscan's Midnight Mist is a Masterpiece China pattern produced from 1966 to 1976. The background is cream with a thick black embossed border and platinum trim.

Franciscan Midnight Mist Dinner Plate

Mint Weave

The Franciscan Mint Weave earthenware pattern has a cream background with a embossed cream border of criss-crossing lines and a mint green trim and inner circle. This pattern came out in 1978.

Franciscan Mint Weave Dinner Plate

Mirasol

Franciscan's Miralsol is earthenware. The pattern has a yellowish background, an embossed border with orange trim and a center of yellow and orange flowers. The pattern came out in 1975.

Franciscan Mirasol Butter Dish and Lid

Monaco

Franciscan produced Monaco from 1968 to 1971. It is a cream-colored china with reddish-orange trim and gold accents.

Franciscan Monaco Dinner Plate

Montecito

Franciscan (Gladden McBean) produced Montecito from 1937 to 1942. It is a solid colored pattern that come in a wide variety of colors.

Franciscan Montecito Egg Plant (Purple) Serving Platter

Montego

Franciscan Montego is a pattern from the Fashion Manor line. It was produced from 1967 to 1968 and features a wide dark green band with pink and blue flowers with green leaves.

Franciscan Montego Dinner Plate

Moondance

The Franciscan Moondance earthenware pattern came out in 1972 as did its sister pattern, Sundance. The background is off-white. The center features alternating spirals of dark blue and purple dots.

Franciscan Moondance Saucer

Nut Tree

The Nut Tree design by Franciscan is on a light torquoise background. The border has a wide band of light brown with a narrower darker brown inner rim. The center features a dahlia-like flower of light torquoise on a light brown background. The pattern was produced from 1970 to 1977.

Franciscan Nut Tree Bread and Butter Plate

Oasis

Franciscan's Oasis pattern came out in 1955. I believe it could have been the inspiration for Vernonware's Heavenly Days as the patterns are so similar. Oasis has a white background with blue and gray squares and a pattern of vertical and horizontal lines going across. It also has stars which Heavenly Days does not. This pattern is gaining in popularity and is nearly as popular as its contemporary, the Starburst pattern.

Franciscan Oasis Dinner Plate

October

I am partial to Franciscan October pattern since I have and love it. It features colored autumn leaves on a cream background with a dark brown trim. You can't get any better than this for your Thanksgiving table! Not bad for an Octoberfest, either. The pattern dates from 1977.

Orchard Glade

This is one of the Franciscan dinnerware patterns produced in England by the Wedgewood Company. It is the same design as the Franciscan Bountiful but a different color scheme. The background is still cream-colored but the trim is a royal blue. It was produced from 1995 to 1998.

Franciscan Orchard Glade Dinner Plate

Papaya

Franciscan's Papaya earthenware has an off-white-speckled background with white and orange flowers and green leaves. The border is also orange. The pattern came out in 1975. I have found there is a variation in the background colors. Some tend to be more tan than off-white. I make that distinction in the item description. There is a sister pattern called Honeydew. It has yellow flowers and a yellow border.

Franciscan Papaya Sugar Bowl and Lid

Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach is another of Franciscan's earthenware designs. It has a pale green background with a gold and avocado-green border. In the center is a display of yellow, blue and green flowers. Serving pieces have more of the avocado-green color as their base. The pattern was produced from 1969 to 1977.

Pickwick

The Franciscan Pickwick pattern was produced in Japan by TTK. It has a white background with fruit along the rim. The pattern was produced from 1965 to 1971.

Franciscan Pickwick Salad Plate

Picnic

Franciscan's Picnic is a brightly colored pattern of green and yellow flowers at the center on a yellow/cream background. The border features a pattern of alternating white and yellow flowers with an inner and outer rim of green. The pattern came out in 1971 or 1973 depending on who you believe.

Franciscan Picnic Dinner Plate

Pink-A-Dilly

Pink-A-Dilly is a Franciscan Whitestone pattern. It has a white background with pink roses and green leaves on the bottomside. The pattern dates back to 1959and was evidently only produced for one year.

Franciscan Pink-A-Dilly Dinner Plate

Platina

Franciscan Platina was introduced in 1961. It has a scalloped shape with platinum trim.

Franciscan Platina Cup

Platinum Band

Franciscan Platinum Band is an old Gladden-McBean pattern dating back to 1948 (or 1951 depending on your source). The pattern is from the Masterpiece China line, done in the Encanto shape. It is a plain coupe shape with a silver rim. The pattern was discontinued in 1981.

Franciscan Platinum Band Dinner Plate

Pomegranate

Franciscan's Pomegranate was done in the same elliptical shape as the poplular Starburst pattern. It has a speckled tan background with a spray of gray and rust colored pomegrantates at the top and bottom. The pattern was produced from 1954 to 1958.

Franciscan Pomegranate Dinner Plate

Poppy

Franciscan Poppy was produced from 1950-1955. This hand-painted pattern features yellow poppies along with other purple flowers.

Franciscan Poppy Cup

Poppy Greenhouse Series

Franciscan had two patterns named Poppy. This one is an earthenware pattern from the Greenhouse Series. It has a white background with yellow poppies and green leaves. It is not embossed as the other pattern is. The Poppy Grrenhouse Series came out in 1975 and was discontinued in 1978.

Franciscan Poppy Greenhouse Series Salad Plate

Radiance

Franciscan Radiance dates back to 1958. A Family China pattern, it offers impressionistic green flowers with brown stems and green and brown leaves. The background is off-white.

Franciscan Radiance Sugar Bowl with Lid

Rafiki

Franciscan produced Rafiki in Japan from 1990 to 1991. There were two color options, either a blue or a black border with pictures of exotic animals and gold trim.

Franciscan Rafiki Dinner Plate

Reflections Black

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983 shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Reflections Blue

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983 shortly before the company ceased production in California. This pattern looks more grey than blue.

Franciscan Reflections Blue Dinner Plate

Reflections Burgundy

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983, shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Reflections Burgundy Dinner Plate

Reflections Jade

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983, shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Reflections Jade Dinner Plate

Reflections Liliac

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983, shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Reflections Liliac Cup

Reflections Peach

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983, shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Reflections Peach Dinner Plate

Reflections Sand

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983, shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Reflections Sand Gravy Boat

Reflections Silver Grey

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983 shortly before the company ceased production in California. This pattern is a lighter shade of grey than the Smoke Grey Reflections.

Franciscan Reflections Silver Grey Dinner Plate

Reflections White

Franciscan Potteries made the Reflections pattern in several different solid colors. The pattern is earthenware. All the different colors came out in 1982/1983 shortly before the company ceased production in California.

Franciscan Reflections White Cup

Rosette

Rosette by Franciscan was another hand-painted, embossed design. The background was tan with a scalloped border with a dark brown rim. Within the border was a row of small pink roses with brown leaves.

Franciscan Rosette Dinner Plate

Rossmore

Franciscan Rossmore is a Masterpiece China pattern from 1945. It has a thick gold rim and a pink rim around the center. The center design is that of turquoise and pink leaves.

Franciscan Rossmore Dinner Plate

Royal Renaissance

Franciscan Royal Renaissance was produced from 1964 to 1977. It has a broad cobalt border with gold filigree.

Franciscan Royal Renaissance Sugar Bowl with Lid

Sea Sculptures Sand

Sea Sculptures by Franciscan came in different designs and two colors. The "Primary" design is actually no design at all, just a plain plate with a ridged rim. These are probably the heaviest plates I have ever come across. The pattern dates to 1977.

Franciscan Sea Sculptures Sand  Primary Luncheon Plates

Shasta

This Franciscan Shasta pattern is so colorful! It has a cream background with a multi-colored floral pattern. It was produced from 1942 to 1961.

Franciscan Shasta Chop Plate

Sierra Sand

Sierra Sand by Franciscan has a speckled cream background with rings of green, tan and brown around the rim. The pattern came out in 1963 and is in the same shape as the Fashion Manor and Hacienda series.

Franciscan Sierra Sand Dinner Plate

Silver Pine

Silver Pine is one of the older Gladden McBean Masterpiece china patterns from 1955. The background is a pale turquoise with a pinecone motif.

Franciscan Silver Pine Creamer

Southern Blossom

Franciscan's Southern Blossom is another pattern that is somewhat of a mystery. The shape is that of the Reflection series. However, unlike Reflections' solid color, Southern Blossom features a floral pattern of peach and blue flowers with brown leaves at the center.

Franciscan Southern Blossom Salad Plate

Sperry Flour Promotionals

Gladden McBean produced items for the Sperry Flour Company in the late 1930s/early 1940s. These items were placed in sacks of flour as promotional items.

Franciscan Sperry Flour Promotionals Flame Orange Creamer

Spice

Franciscan Spice was produced from 1961-1966. I am not exactly sure just what spice its suppose to represent. It has a cream colored, speckled background with a tan plant in the center and tan rim.

Franciscan Spice Dinner Plate

Springsong

Springsong by Franciscan is from the Family China line. It has a white background with pink and gray-green leaves with yellow starbursts. It dates from 1958.

Franciscan Springsong Dinner Plate

Starburst

Starburst is probably the most popular of the 1950s patterns that Franciscan produced. It certainly is one of the most expensive one. Done in an eliptical shape, it has a speckled, off-white background and a spray of stars in yellow and blue.

Franciscan Starburst Saucer

Strathmore

Franciscan Strathmore is an English pattern that was only produced in 1984. It has a cream background with a multi-colored (mostly blue) floral design.

Franciscan Strathmore Dinner Plate

Strawberry Fair

Franciscan Pottery introduced its Stawberry Fair pattern in 1979. It has a cream background with strawberry and with pink flowers.

Franciscan Strawberry Fair Bread and Butter Plate

Sundance

Sundance by Franciscan came out in 1972 as did its sister pattern, Moon Dance. The background is off-white. The center features alternating spirals of gold and orange dots. A double ring of orange and gold circles the inner side of the border.

Franciscan Sundance Dinner Plate

Sweet Pea

The Franciscan Greenhouse series Sweet Pea pattern has pink sweet pea blossoms on green stems with a white background.

Franciscan Sweet Pea Cup

Swing Time

Franciscan began producing Spring Time in 1956 in Japan. It is a light and airy pattern done on Whitestone Ware. It consists of a series of lines and cresents in pale pink and green.

Franciscan Swing Time Dinner Plate

Sycamore

My mother would have loved this Franciscan Sycamore pattern. Its colors of torquoise, pink and green sycamore leaves would have matched perfectly with the Formica in our kitchen. The pattern was produced from 1958 to 1961.

Franciscan Sycamore Dlnner Plate

Tahiti

The Franciscan Tahiti pattern is one of the Discovery patterns. It was introduced in 1965. It is a two-tone brown with dots going around the edge.

Franciscan Tahiti Dinner Plate

Tara

Franciscan Tara is from the Cosmopolitan line. It dates to 1959.

Franciscan Tara Dinner Plate

Terra Cotta

Franciscan Terra Cotta is one of their Discovery patterns from 1965. The backgrund is white with a thick rim of rust-colored leaves on brown.

Franciscan Terra Cotta Dinner Plate

Tiempo

The Franciscan Tiempo pattern dates to 1948. It featured a squared shape and came in several colors, grey, lime green, live green and tan.

Tiger Flower

Tiger Flower was produced by Gladden McBean from 1937 to 1942. It caqme with two different colored backgrounds, coral and celadon.

Franciscan Tiger Flower  Coral Luncheon Plate

Toffee

Franciscan's Toffee earthenware has a cream background with a brown outer rim and an orange and gold inner rim. The center has brown and orange flowers with rust and gold leaves.

Franciscan Toffee Serving Platter

Topaz

Topaz is part of the Franciscan Discovery line. It is a dark honey color with an embossed oval/leaf-like pattern going around it. The finish is glossy. The pattern dates from 1965.

Franciscan Topaz Bread and Butter

Trio

Franciscan's Trio pattern features a cream background with three different colored plants. The dinnerware is done in a square shape, somewhat unusual for Franciscan.

Franciscan Trio Creamer

Tulip

Franciscan Tulip is an English-made pattern that was produced from 1987 to 1990. It features a cream background with dark green trim and orange and yellow tulips.

Franciscan Tulip Dinner Plate

Tulip Time

Franciscan's Tulip Time has an off-white background and a torquoise rim. The center has a larger torquoise tulip and green leaves with two smaller tulips and leaves below. The pattern was introduced in 1963.

Franciscan Tulip Time Lunch Plate

Twice Nice

The Franciscan Twice Nice Whitestone pattern dates from 1959. The background is white. Two sycamore-like leaves rest at the bottom.

Twilight Rose

Franciscan's Twilight Rose was its final variation of the Desert Rose pattern. The background is bluish/white with pale pink roses and green leaves around the border. The rim is a darker blue.

Franciscan Twilight Rose Dinner Plate

Westwood

Franciscan's Westwood pattern is a 1942 Masterpiece China pattern. The white translucent porcelain is bordered with green. The design has green leaves and yellow ball-like flowers.

Franciscan Westwood Cup

Wheat

Franciscan Wheat (aka California Wheat) was introduced in 1956. This earthenware pattern cmae in three colors, one, a dark honey brown, another called Summer Tan and the third named Winter Green. All have stalks of wheat.

Franciscan Wheat Harvest Mug

Whirl-A-Gig

Franciscan Whirl-A-Gig has a white background with pale green and grey leaves. It was produced in 1960.

Franciscan Whirl-A-Gig Split Vegetable Dish

Wildflower

Franciscan only produced Wildflower from 1942 to 1945. It is probably the most expensive pattern by Franciscan. It has a cream background with multi-colored flowers and a green trim.

Franciscan Wildflower Luncheon Plate

Willow Bouquet

Franciscan Willow Bouquet is a Masterpiece China pattern that was produced in 1954 and discontinued the same year. It has a green background with gold and platinum branches.

Franciscan Willow Bouquet Dinner Plate

Winsome

Winsome is one of Franciscan's Family China patterns. It was introduced in 1958. The background is white and it displays a spray of delicate pink flowers with blue and green leaves.

Franciscan Winsome Dinner Plate

Woodlore

Franciscan's Woodlore pattern has a tan background with a circle of multi-colored mushrooms dancing around the edge.

Franciscan Woodlore Serving Platter

Woodside

Franciscan Woodside has a cream background with gold trim and a pattern of pink flowered branches with green leaves. It was produced from 1941 to 1965.

Franciscan Woodside Dinner Plate

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