Franciscan Desert Rose Service for Four (4) Vintage Dinnerware and Replacements Made in California

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The listing is for a service for 4 of Franciscan’s Desert Rose that is in very good vintage condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing; hardly a mark on it. Desert Rose is an ivory china with rose pink flowers and greenery. All made in California. The set includes:

4 Dinner plates in very good vintage condition; hardly a mark on them. Two are from 1947 to 1949; one from 1949-1953, and the last one from 1963 to 1970. The dinner plates measure 10.5 inches in diameter.

4 Salad plates that are in very good vintage condition; light utensil marks. Three are from 1947 to 1949 and have utensil marks. The last one is from 1949 to 1953; hardly a mark on it. The measure 8 inches in diameter.

4 Bread and butter plates that are in very good vintage condition; two with light utensil marks and 2 with hardly a mark on them. They date from 1947 to 1949. The small plates measure 6.25 inches in diameter.

4 sets of cups and saucers that are in very good vintage condition; hardly a mark on them. They date from 1941 to 1947 and measure 5.75 inches in diameter. The cups are in very good vintage condition; hardly a mark on them. Three are from 1950-1970 and 1 is from 1943-1949. The cups measure 2.25 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter.

4 small dessert bowls that are in very good vintage condition; hardly a mark on them. Two them are from 1953 to 1958 and 2 from 1963 to 1970. The bowls measure 1 inch tall and 5.25 inches in diameter.

A set of rose-designed salt and pepper shakers are in very good vintage condition; hardly a mark on them. The stoppers are original and a little dried out. The shakers measure 2.5 inches tall.

If you are interested in additional selections of Franciscan Desert Rose dinnerware, message me for a discount.

Franciscan started production of Desert Rose in late 1941 until 2010. It has been produced in California, England, and China. Desert Rose is the bestselling dinnerware pattern in the USA. The rose is modeled after the Rosa Rugosa which is native to the Midwest and northern sections of the U.S. It was named Desert Rose to give the design a connection between California and Franciscan Ware.

In 1964 the 60 millionth piece was produced, and Desert Rose is on display at the Smithsonian Museum. Jacqueline Kennedy chose Franciscan Desert Rose for the White House china.

Annette Honeywell is credited with developing the Desert Rose pattern concept. Mary Jane Winans, a designer for Gladding McBean & Company, was responsible for the production design work. Wedgwood acquired Franciscan in 1979.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Very Good Vintage Condition

I use the term "very good vintage condition" for pieces that are in excellent condition. Yet please remember that these items have mostly been used before; so they will have a few imperfections. Anything that is obvious will be noted in the description and/or pictures.

Good Vintage Condition

When the description uses the term "good vintage" condition; it means that it does have some flaws (and should be noted in the description). Less than perfect, but still in good shape.


We do offer refunds, but the item will have to be returned to us before the refund is completed. We do NOT pay for return shipping. Please, let us know if you have any issues, we will be glad to discuss them with you to determine an outcome.

Customer Service/Communication

We will return all messages within a 24 hour period, but we do strive to reply as quick as possible.

Breakage in Shipping

Jimmy works really hard to ensure a safe delivery of your package. But we have had damage through the shipper in the past. If you would please send us a picture or two of the damage box and/or its contents. We can file for insurance and will refund the costs of the items.

What does vintage mean?

Vintage means an item is at least 20 years old or at the most 99 years old. Once it is 100 years old, you can call it an antique. Please be aware that you are purchasing a used item. We keep trying to improve our descriptions and pictures to point out chips or dents or other issues a piece may have.

Saying that, there may be small vintage wear that go unnoticed. I do go over the piece when I buy it, wash it, take its picture, write its description or weigh it. Yet still, sometimes I miss it. The right light will show scratches on dinner plates for example. One time, you could see a crack in a piece of pottery in the photograph that you could not see when looking at it.

Thanks for dropping by.

Reviews (1)


Beautiful dishes. Even better than described. Wrapped with loving care. Thank you so much!

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