Vintage Franciscan Desert Rose Oval Serving Platter 12-1/2" 1949-53 Made in USA AS ISFranciscan
Franciscan Ware has been creating Desert Rose china since 1941 and it's one of the most popular dinnerware patterns. The pink roses, green leaves and brown accents provided a more Western look that the tradition European floral designs that were available before the 1940's..
This platter measures approximately 12-1/2" long from handle to handle by 8-3/8" across. The bottom is marked with a black Made in California backstamp that was used from 1949 - 1953.
One of the handles of the platter has two chips on the bottom side (see photo).