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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 Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297603 Franciscan DAWN Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297603 Buy It Now $37.99 2d 22m
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 4d 1h 55m
Franciscan DAWN dinner Plates GREAT CONDITION Franciscan DAWN dinner Plates GREAT CONDITION Buy It Now $8.00 4d 17h 28m
FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2 FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2" TALL CUP U.S.A. Buy It Now $16.00 5d 5h 41m
FRANCISCAN,DAWN, SAUCER, U.S.A. FRANCISCAN,DAWN, SAUCER, U.S.A. Buy It Now $8.00 5d 5h 51m
Franciscan DAWN: Oval Vegetable Bowl Excellent Franciscan DAWN: Oval Vegetable Bowl Excellent Buy It Now $34.95 6d 11h 48m
Franciscan DAWN: Creamer Excellent Franciscan DAWN: Creamer Excellent Buy It Now $24.95 6d 11h 50m
Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 7586213 Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 7586213 Buy It Now $31.99 7d 14h 9m
Franciscan DAWN Dinner Plate 136051 Franciscan DAWN Dinner Plate 136051 Buy It Now $27.99 8d 3h 32m
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 9d 4h 35m
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 9d 4h 37m
FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2 FRANCISCAN, DAWN, FINE CHINA, 1 1/2" TALL CUP U.S.A., Mint condition Buy It Now $5.00 9d 14h 4m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Water Goblet 715616 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Water Goblet 715616 Buy It Now $9.99 10d 3h 18m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Iced Tea Glass 715612 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Iced Tea Glass 715612 Buy It Now $17.99 10d 3h 27m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Juice Glass 715613 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Juice Glass 715613 Buy It Now $15.99 10d 3h 37m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Liquor Cocktail Glass 715614 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Liquor Cocktail Glass 715614 Buy It Now $19.99 10d 3h 51m
Six (6) Tiffin Franciscan Six (6) Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Clear Glass Luncheon Plate 8" Pre-Owned Buy It Now $30.00 10d 8h 40m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR (PLATINUM TRIM) Iced Tea Glass 715619 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR (PLATINUM TRIM) Iced Tea Glass 715619 Buy It Now $7.99 10d 12h 11m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR (PLATINUM TRIM) Liquor Cocktail Glass 715620 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR (PLATINUM TRIM) Liquor Cocktail Glass 715620 Buy It Now $7.99 10d 12h 12m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR (PLATINUM TRIM) Champagne Sherbet Glass 1930030 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR (PLATINUM TRIM) Champagne Sherbet Glass 1930030 Buy It Now $7.99 10d 12h 16m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Oyster Fruit Cocktail Dish 715606 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Oyster Fruit Cocktail Dish 715606 Buy It Now $23.99 10d 13h
Franciscan DAWN Fruit Dessert (Sauce) Bowl 136067 Franciscan DAWN Fruit Dessert (Sauce) Bowl 136067 Buy It Now $31.99 11d 4h 31m
Franciscan DAWN Bread & Butter Plate 136053 Franciscan DAWN Bread & Butter Plate 136053 Buy It Now $15.99 13d 17h 31m
Franciscan DAWN 8 7/8 Franciscan DAWN 8 7/8" Oval Vegetable Bowl 136078 Buy It Now $74.95 13d 18h 5m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Wine Glass 715608 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Wine Glass 715608 Buy It Now $25.99 13d 21h 19m
Franciscan Dawn China  12 places + serving pieces  Aqua / Mint + Platinum Trim Franciscan Dawn China 12 places + serving pieces Aqua / Mint + Platinum Trim Buy It Now $1,150.00 14d 21m
Franciscan DAWN Salad Plate 136052 Franciscan DAWN Salad Plate 136052 Buy It Now $25.99 15d 13h 15m
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 16d 7h 17m
Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 136049 Franciscan DAWN Cup & Saucer 136049 Buy It Now $7.99 18d 11h 57m
FRANCISCAN CHINA DAWN PATTERN OVAL VEGETABLE BOWL 8 7/8 FRANCISCAN CHINA DAWN PATTERN OVAL VEGETABLE BOWL 8 7/8" PLATINUM TRIMMED Buy It Now $39.99 19d 10h 4m
FRANCISCAN CHINA DAWN PATTERN OVAL SERVING PLATTER 12 1/2 FRANCISCAN CHINA DAWN PATTERN OVAL SERVING PLATTER 12 1/2" PLATINUM TRIMMED Buy It Now $19.99 19d 10h 7m
FRANCISCAN CHINA DAWN PATTERN 5 BREAD PLATES 6 3/8 FRANCISCAN CHINA DAWN PATTERN 5 BREAD PLATES 6 3/8" PLATINUM TRIMMED Buy It Now $19.99 19d 10h 11m
FRANCISCAN CHINA DAWN PATTERN PAIR CUPS AND SAUCERS PLATINUM TRIMMED FRANCISCAN CHINA DAWN PATTERN PAIR CUPS AND SAUCERS PLATINUM TRIMMED Buy It Now $17.99 19d 10h 15m
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 20d 23h 42m
Franciscan DAWN 2 Bread & Butter Plates GREAT CONDITION Franciscan DAWN 2 Bread & Butter Plates GREAT CONDITION Buy It Now $28.88 23d 3h 54m
Franciscan DAWN 12 1/2 Franciscan DAWN 12 1/2" Oval Serving Platter 136070 Buy It Now $69.95 25d 13h 38m
Franciscan DAWN Soup Bowl 136074 Franciscan DAWN Soup Bowl 136074 Buy It Now $74.95 26d 3h 59m
Tiffin - Franciscan Dawn Clear Iced Tea NOS Never Sold Tiffin - Franciscan Dawn Clear Iced Tea NOS Never Sold Buy It Now $15.99 26d 14h 2m
Tiffin - Franciscan Dawn Clear Sherbet NOS Never Sold Tiffin - Franciscan Dawn Clear Sherbet NOS Never Sold Buy It Now $13.00 26d 14h 3m
Tiffin Franciscan Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Juice Glass 5" Pre-Owned Buy It Now $7.50 27d 9h 22m
Tiffin Franciscan Tiffin Franciscan "Dawn" Iced Tea Glass Pre-Owned Buy It Now $12.50 27d 9h 22m
Tiffin Franciscan Dawn #17614 Stem Water Goblet(s) Tiffin Franciscan Dawn #17614 Stem Water Goblet(s) Buy It Now $10.99 28d 7h 44m
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 28d 7h 49m
Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Wine Glass 715617 Tiffin Franciscan DAWN CLEAR Wine Glass 715617 Buy It Now $13.99 29d 15h 8m

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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