8" Rimmed Soup Bowl in the Original Hand Painted 1940s Desert Rose (USA) dinnerware pattern by Franciscan Ware, Made in California, USA. It measures 8 1/2" wide and is in excellent to mint condition overall, no chips, cracks, crazing, or paint loss, very little to no imperfections noted. Pattern is still active and introduced in 1941. Pattern has green leaves and thorns, pink Rugos Roses, on cream base. COLLECTORS, these are original replacement china pieces for the Desert Rose china sets, check out our store for many more hard to find original replacement pieces.
Marked with back stamp of maker as shown, Franciscan Ware, Made in California U.S.A (See picture for mark dates)
The Desert Rose is the most popular American dinnerware of all time, Franciscan Desert Rose made its debut in 1941 and has enjoyed the world's longest period of popularity of any dinnerware pattern produced by a single company. The Rugosa Rose, 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 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 the Desert Rose, the pattern features the petals and thorns of the rugged Rugosa Rose native to Asia and a cream background accents the pieces.
Item is Pre-Owned and is in excellent to mint condition with typical estate wear.