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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

Picture Product Bids Price Time Left
Franciscan dinnerware 5 pc pink rose Magnolia plates cup vintage ex cond Franciscan dinnerware 5 pc pink rose Magnolia plates cup vintage ex cond 0 $19.00 1d 8h 26m
Franciscan Magnolia Bread Plate Plates Franciscan Magnolia Bread Plate Plates $4.49 2d 22h 23m
Franciscan Magnolia Cup Cups & Saucer Saucers Franciscan Magnolia Cup Cups & Saucer Saucers $8.09 2d 22h 23m
Old Vintage Franciscan Magnolia 6-3/8 Old Vintage Franciscan Magnolia 6-3/8" Bread & Butter Plate Pink w Platinum Trim $5.00 3d 15h 16m
Franciscan Magnolia Oval Serving Platter Franciscan Magnolia Oval Serving Platter $26.24 4d 22h 24m
Franciscan Magnolia Dinner Plate - Set of 4 Franciscan Magnolia Dinner Plate - Set of 4 $69.99 4d 22h 24m
Franciscan Magnolia Salad Plate - Set of 4 Franciscan Magnolia Salad Plate - Set of 4 $29.99 4d 22h 24m
Franciscan Magnolia Cup and Saucer - Set of 4 Franciscan Magnolia Cup and Saucer - Set of 4 $39.99 4d 22h 24m
Franciscan Magnolia Bread and Butter Plate - Set of 4 Franciscan Magnolia Bread and Butter Plate - Set of 4 $29.99 4d 22h 24m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA BREAD PLATE! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA BREAD PLATE! $5.00 6d 3h 55m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CUP/SAUCER SET! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CUP/SAUCER SET! $10.00 6d 3h 55m
Franciscan Magnolia Cup - Set of 2 Franciscan Magnolia Cup - Set of 2 $15.99 6d 23h 14m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " SEVEN PIECE SETTING" $38.25 8d 13h 55m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " 8" OVAL VEGETABLE BOWL" $38.25 9d 9h 15m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " 12" OVAL SERVING PLATTER" $29.75 9d 9h 28m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " 13" ROUND PLATE" $55.25 9d 9h 37m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " 11" ROUND SALAD BOWL" $55.25 9d 9h 39m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " GRAVY BOAT with PLATE" $38.25 10d 23h 11m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA COFFEEPOT! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA COFFEEPOT! $32.50 11d 9h 28m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CREAMER FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CREAMER $15.00 11d 9h 28m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA GRAVY BOWL! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA GRAVY BOWL! $19.99 11d 9h 28m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA SUGAR BOWL! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA SUGAR BOWL! $10.00 11d 9h 43m
FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM DINNER PLATE FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM DINNER PLATE $14.98 27d 12h 5m

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.



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