1940s Franciscan Desert Rose Pitcher, 1940-1947 USA Backstamp
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Franciscan Desert Rose (USA) Pitcher, “three flower” version. Rare early piece with decorator’s mark incised into the bottom.
This piece has the 1940-1947 USA backstamp: "Francisan Ware" stamped in a circle; “Made in California USA” in the center of circle; “Hand Decorated” outside of the circle; see The Franciscan Ceramics Archive Franciscan Marks page for info.
SPECS: Measures 8.2" handle to spout, 9.25" tall, weight is 2 lb 9 oz. Mint condition.
This particular decorator's brushwork is the nicest that we've ever seen on Franciscan Ware; one of several pieces that we acquired; check our other listings.