Item Description

Franciscan Desert Rose 10 oz. Tumbler

To settle a TX estate, this Franciscan is offered for sale.

  • 5 1/4"
  • USA backstamp
  • No chips, dings, or cracks – just normal wear from use

Franciscan was originally sold under the name Franciscan Pottery and used bright colors in the design and production of earthenware pieces in the style of the American Southwest. The name Franciscan is an allusion to Franciscan monks and reflected the simple, informal style of Mexican folk pottery.

They grew through acquisition, buying smaller regional potteries and acquiring new production capabilities to produce a wider array of goods including art pottery, garden pottery, and decorative tiles. Franciscan was instrumental in creating the "California Style" of American ceramics, adopting Spanish names for their lines such as Montecito and Coronado.

They changed the markings to Franciscan Ware in the 1930s in an effort to broaden their market image, and simultaneously they introduced new patterns which were hand painted and used a raised relief technique in the ceramic production.

The most famous of this period, Franciscan Desert Rose first produced in 1941, is still produced today although early pieces are what collectors seek.

Franciscan Desert Rose has become the most sold American dinnerware of all time.

Franciscan rose to pentacles of acclaim often in it's history. Noteworthy are the 1961 order by Jacqueline Kennedy for Masterpieces China to be used on Air Force One and the 1969 selection by the Richard Nixons of Franciscan Masterpieces China for service aboard the Presidential yacht. Other orders for special services for royalty from around the world were also filled.

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