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Franciscan dining services have graced table tops since 1930s. These colorful ceramics, potted in both earthenware and china and in a wide array of varying patterns and shapes, have come to the attention of collectors in recent years. A wide range of patterns and forms are captured here in over 700 beautiful color photographs. Individual patterns are portrayed, along with five-piece table settings and a variety of serving dishes. Museum pieces and advertising signs round out the presentation in this wide ranging text. A history of the Franciscan ware potteries is included, along with their manufacturer's marks. A listing of the vessel forms available in each pattern and updated values are provided to complete this informative guide.
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Jeffrey B. Snyder is an editor, writer, and historical archaeologist currently living in Exton, Pennsylvania.