Microwave Cooking for One by Marie T Smith

Shopping for Fine China

Franciscan - An American Dinnerware Tradition

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Magnolia Masterpiece China by Franciscan

Franciscan Magnolia was part of the Encanto Masterpiece Fine China collection. The Encanto advertisement from 1955 pictured above describes the collection:

You've never seen china so beautiful — you've never seen china so durable — as Encanto in Franciscan fine china. Superb craftsmanship — achieved by no other potters — fuses Franciscan's strong, pearl-toned, china-body with china of subtle nature colors, then encircles them with gleaming platinum, Encanto is a luxury to own — economy to buy. It sturdily resists the hazards of use and will be your delight and pride — morning ... noon ... night - through years to come.

The Franciscan Encanto Masterpiece line also included Dawn, Birchbark, Encanto, Sandalwood, Spruce, Teak, Twilight, and Willow. There was also a decorated version called Encanto Rose.

Franciscan Magnolia Masterpiece China was produced from 1952 to 1960. The platinum trim on this pattern means that it is not safe for use in the microwave. If you need replacement or additional pieces for your collection of Franciscan Magnolia Masterpiece China, monitor this page on a weekly basis for new listings. If you are in a hurry, here's what's available right now for immediate purchase:

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Look for Franciscan Magnolia Masterpiece China at eBay Auctions

If the item you are looking for is not listed, then bookmark this page and check back each week!
Eventually, your item should show up for sale.

When it comes to finding Franciscan Ware that is difficult to find in stores near you, one of your best resources for acquiring the items you want is eBay, where there are a lot of wonderful finds still in the original boxes. We all receive those odd items as gifts that we have no need for and never use. Yet, one person's junk could be exactly the treasure you want.


I am thrilled! There are many more recipes then I expected. I am very excited since my husband often works late and I end up with sandwiches rather then making myself something to eat.. —Barbara Andersen, New York


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