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Magnolia Masterpiece China by Franciscan
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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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Franciscan China MAGNOLIA (Platinum Trim) Dinner Plate(s) EXCELLENT Franciscan China MAGNOLIA (Platinum Trim) Dinner Plate(s) EXCELLENT Buy It Now $12.99 1d 6h 2m
FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM DINNER PLATE FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM DINNER PLATE Buy It Now $14.98 2d 7h 18m
Franciscan Magnolia Salad Plate Franciscan Magnolia Salad Plate Buy It Now $2.87 3d 5h 30m
Franciscan Magnolia Bread and Butter Plate Franciscan Magnolia Bread and Butter Plate Buy It Now $2.87 3d 5h 30m
Franciscan Magnolia Dinner Plate - $1 Additional Shipping Pink/Platinum Trim Franciscan Magnolia Dinner Plate - $1 Additional Shipping Pink/Platinum Trim Buy It Now $14.99 7d 3h 32m
Franciscan Magnolia Salad Plate Lot of 6 Fine China USA Mark Pink Franciscan Magnolia Salad Plate Lot of 6 Fine China USA Mark Pink Buy It Now $11.55 11d 3h 3m
Old Vintage Franciscan Magnolia 6-3/8 Old Vintage Franciscan Magnolia 6-3/8" Bread & Butter Plate Pink w Platinum Trim Buy It Now $5.00 12d 12h 1m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " 13" ROUND PLATE" Buy It Now $45.50 14d 4h 50m
Franciscan Magnolia Lot of 5 Bread Butter Plates Fine China USA Mark Franciscan Magnolia Lot of 5 Bread Butter Plates Fine China USA Mark Buy It Now $9.95 21d 7h 36m
Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Creamer 138586 Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Creamer 138586 Buy It Now $19.99 26d 2h 1m
Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Salad Plate 138579 Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Salad Plate 138579 Buy It Now $7.99 26d 11h 59m
Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Cup & Saucer 138576 Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Cup & Saucer 138576 Buy It Now $7.99 26d 11h 59m
Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Bread & Butter Plate 138580 Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Bread & Butter Plate 138580 Buy It Now $7.99 26d 11h 59m
Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Dinner Plate 138578 Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Dinner Plate 138578 Buy It Now $19.99 26d 11h 59m
Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297609 Franciscan MAGNOLIA (PLATINUM TRIM) Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1297609 Buy It Now $33.99 26d 11h 59m
Tiffin Franciscan MAGNOLIA (ETCHED) Water Goblet 1896829 Tiffin Franciscan MAGNOLIA (ETCHED) Water Goblet 1896829 Buy It Now $39.99 27d 6h 44m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CUP/SAUCER SET! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CUP/SAUCER SET! Buy It Now $10.00 28d 8h 38m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CREAMER FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CREAMER Buy It Now $15.00 28d 8h 38m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA COFFEEPOT! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA COFFEEPOT! Buy It Now $32.50 28d 8h 40m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA GRAVY BOWL! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA GRAVY BOWL! Buy It Now $19.99 28d 8h 40m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA BREAD PLATE! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA BREAD PLATE! Buy It Now $5.00 28d 8h 40m

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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