'You've come a long way, Baby' would be an understatement for the company whose beginnings in 1875, produced sewer tile for the expanding American West. The company expanded through the 1930's with production of roof tiles, garden pottery, art pottery and informal dinnerware.
Franciscan Desert Rose and Franciscan Apple are the only continuously produced Franciscan patterns that remain in production today. Desert Rose has become the most sold American Dinnerware of all time.
My Desert Rose Collection consists of place settings for four with accessory pieces of sugar and creamer, serving bowls, a pitcher and a rare egg cup. I was lucky, an estate sale of the original 1941 edition made my day and completed my Desert Rose Collection.
1941 Desert Rose by Franciscan Pottery written in support of the
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