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Dawn Masterpiece China by Franciscan
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Dawn Masterpiece China by Franciscan

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

Franciscan Dawn Masterpiece China was produced from 1954 to 1981. 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 Dawn 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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Franciscan DAWN 2 Bread & Butter Plates GREAT CONDITION Franciscan DAWN 2 Bread & Butter Plates GREAT CONDITION Buy It Now $23.68 7h 58m
Franciscan fine China.1950's. Gladding McBean and Co. Set for 8. Dawn. Franciscan fine China.1950's. Gladding McBean and Co. Set for 8. Dawn. Buy It Now $1,300.00 3d 8h 46m
Franciscan DAWN: Cup and Saucer Excellent Franciscan DAWN: Cup and Saucer Excellent Buy It Now $4.45 4d 3h 46m
Franciscan DAWN: Oval Vegetable Bowl Excellent Franciscan DAWN: Oval Vegetable Bowl Excellent Buy It Now $34.95 4d 3h 47m
Franciscan DAWN: Creamer Excellent Franciscan DAWN: Creamer Excellent Buy It Now $24.95 4d 3h 48m
FRANCISCAN-DAWN-TIDBIT TRAY FRANCISCAN-DAWN-TIDBIT TRAY Buy It Now $14.94 4d 7h 49m
Tiffin Franciscan Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Iced Tea Glass Pre-Owned Buy It Now $12.50 4d 11h 31m
Tiffin Franciscan Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Juice Glass 5" Pre-Owned Buy It Now $7.50 4d 11h 31m
Tiffin Franciscan Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Luncheon Plate 8 1/8" Pre-Owned Buy It Now $40.00 4d 11h 35m
Tiffin Franciscan Dawn #17614 Stem Water Goblet(s) Tiffin Franciscan Dawn #17614 Stem Water Goblet(s) Buy It Now $10.99 5d 11h 48m
Tiffin Franciscan Dawn #17614 Stem Footed Iced Tea Tumbler(s) Tiffin Franciscan Dawn #17614 Stem Footed Iced Tea Tumbler(s) Buy It Now $11.99 5d 11h 53m
Dawn patern Dinner Plate by Franciscan w/Platinum Dawn patern Dinner Plate by Franciscan w/Platinum Buy It Now $16.00 7d 17h 57m
Franciscan DAWN Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297603 Franciscan DAWN Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297603 Buy It Now $39.99 9d 1h 17m
Franciscan masterpiece china Dawn& dawn interpace 18 piece  Set made in the USA Franciscan masterpiece china Dawn& dawn interpace 18 piece Set made in the USA Buy It Now $120.00 11d 6h
FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2 FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2" TALL CUP U.S.A. Buy It Now $16.00 13d 19h 10m
Franciscan Dawn Lot of 3 Cup & Saucer Sets + 1 Bread & Butter Plate Franciscan Dawn Lot of 3 Cup & Saucer Sets + 1 Bread & Butter Plate Buy It Now $39.99 14d 13h 33m
Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 7586213 Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 7586213 Buy It Now $33.99 14d 14h 47m
Franciscan China 6 inch DAWN Set of 2 Saucers Gladding McBean USA Franciscan China 6 inch DAWN Set of 2 Saucers Gladding McBean USA Buy It Now $20.00 16d 8h 39m
Franciscan China 4 inch Rim DAWN Aqua Platinum Set of 2 Cups Gladding McBean USA Franciscan China 4 inch Rim DAWN Aqua Platinum Set of 2 Cups Gladding McBean USA Buy It Now $20.00 16d 8h 42m
Franciscan China Dawn Pattern Cup & Saucer Set Franciscan China Dawn Pattern Cup & Saucer Set Buy It Now $4.99 18d 10h 20m
Franciscan Dawn Creamer, 2 Franciscan Dawn Creamer, 2" & Sugar Bowl with Lid Buy It Now $29.34 18d 12h 29m
Franciscan DAWN 8 7/8 Franciscan DAWN 8 7/8" Oval Vegetable Bowl 136078 Buy It Now $79.95 20d 17h 50m
Franciscan DAWN Bread & Butter Plate 136053 Franciscan DAWN Bread & Butter Plate 136053 Buy It Now $15.99 20d 17h 50m
Franciscan DAWN Salad Plate 136052 Franciscan DAWN Salad Plate 136052 Buy It Now $25.99 22d 7h 47m
Tiffin / Franciscan - Dawn & Swag Variant - Iced Tea Glass High Quality Crystal Tiffin / Franciscan - Dawn & Swag Variant - Iced Tea Glass High Quality Crystal Buy It Now $10.00 23d 11h 21m
FRANCISCAN,DAWN, SAUCER, U.S.A. FRANCISCAN,DAWN, SAUCER, U.S.A. Buy It Now $8.00 24d 13h 47m
Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 136049 Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 136049 Buy It Now $7.99 25d 10h 34m
Franciscan China DAWN Bread and Butter Plate(s) Multiple Available EXCELLENT Franciscan China DAWN Bread and Butter Plate(s) Multiple Available EXCELLENT Buy It Now $8.98 28d 3h 46m
Franciscan China DAWN Cup and Saucer Set(s) Multiple Available EXCELLENT Franciscan China DAWN Cup and Saucer Set(s) Multiple Available EXCELLENT Buy It Now $4.99 28d 3h 46m
Franciscan China DAWN Dinner Plate(s) Multiple Available EXCELLENT Franciscan China DAWN Dinner Plate(s) Multiple Available EXCELLENT Buy It Now $28.98 28d 3h 46m
Franciscan China DAWN Salad Plate(s) Multiple Available EXCELLENT Franciscan China DAWN Salad Plate(s) Multiple Available EXCELLENT Buy It Now $24.98 28d 3h 46m

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. Franciscan




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