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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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Look for Franciscan Magnolia Masterpiece China at eBay Auctions

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FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " 12" OVAL SERVING PLATTER" Buy It Now $28.70 2d 10h 29m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " 13" ROUND PLATE" Buy It Now $53.30 2d 10h 37m
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 $17.00 3d 15h 53m
FRANCISCAN  MAGNOLIA  PLATINUM TRIM   FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM TRIM " GRAVY BOAT with PLATE" Buy It Now $36.90 4d 11m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA COFFEEPOT! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA COFFEEPOT! Buy It Now $32.50 4d 10h 28m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CREAMER FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CREAMER Buy It Now $15.00 4d 10h 28m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA GRAVY BOWL! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA GRAVY BOWL! Buy It Now $19.99 4d 10h 28m
Franciscan Magnolia Salad Plate Franciscan Magnolia Salad Plate Buy It Now $3.99 19d 22h 42m
Franciscan Magnolia Cup Franciscan Magnolia Cup Buy It Now $1.99 19d 22h 42m
Franciscan Magnolia Bread and Butter Plate Franciscan Magnolia Bread and Butter Plate Buy It Now $3.99 19d 22h 42m
FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM DINNER PLATE FRANCISCAN MAGNOLIA PLATINUM DINNER PLATE Buy It Now $14.98 20d 13h 6m
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 25d 9h 19m
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 $8.72 28d 10h 15m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA BREAD PLATE! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA BREAD PLATE! Buy It Now $5.00 29d 4h 56m
FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CUP/SAUCER SET! FRANCISCAN POTTERY FINE CHINA MAGNOLIA CUP/SAUCER SET! Buy It Now $10.00 29d 4h 56m
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 29d 14h 48m

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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