Franciscan Desert Rose Tea Cups Made in England

Franciscan Desert Rose Tea Cups Made in England
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We are pleased to offer these Vintage, Made In England, Tea Cups in the classic Desert Rose pattern by Franciscan.

Franciscan is known for its distinctive hand painted earthenware tableware, and its strong Californian heritage and casual style. Franciscan patterns, Desert Rose and Apple, were both introduced in the 1940's and have become classics and generated a large collectors following.

Desert Rose the largest selling pattern in the history of American dinnerware, made its debut in later 1941. It has enjoyed the world's longest period of popularity of any dinnerware pattern produced by a single company. The Rose Rugosa, rugged wild rose of poem and song was a natural design selection. The character of the bloom with its simple delicate petals made it adaptable to hand painting. This beautiful handpainted style pattern is still one of America's favorite casual tableware patterns.

In 1964 the sixty millionth piece had been produced and Desert Rose is now on display in the historical Smithsonian Museum. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy chose Franciscan Desert Rose for use in the White House. In Desert Rose, the irregularly scalloped edge of thorny vines creates a believable frame for the fully opened pink roses with their golden centers and soft green leaves. The softness of the design is further enhanced by its cream colored background. All pieces are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.

Each of the available Franciscan Desert Rose Tea Cups is in Mint condition with no chips, cracks, scratches, crazing or other defects noted. The graphics are crisp, the colors vibrant. The pieces appear to have never been used!

The Franciscan Desert Rose Tea Cups have impressed "Made in England"

The Franciscan Desert Rose Tea Cupsstand 2-1/8 inches in height, measure 4-1/8 inches in diameter at the top, 2 inches in diameter at the base.

We ship the day after payment is received using Insured Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Parcels are generally received in 2-3 days depending on your location.

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