FRANCISCAN DINNERWARE AND ART WARE PATTERNS
1934 - 1990

Franciscan developed and marketed numerous patterns of dinnerware and artware. A pattern was known as a Line. Such as Fruit was the 1400 Line. This is what is known as “small fruit” today. Fruit was also a 2200 Line. This was on the hacienda shape which is usually seen used as Hacienda, or Hacienda Green. Franciscan used the hacienda shape and hand brushed large fruit on the - Earthenware. There is a another pattern, Fruit tableware from - 1938 on the Montecito shape using a blue decal of fruit on a blue glazed background. Sometimes, a name was used for multiple patterns/Lines such as "Mesa." Mesa is a Masterpiece China as well as a Stoneware.

The following is a listing of Franciscan dinnerware & art ware patterns and Lines introduced beginning in 1934. The pattern/line is followed by the category of dinnerware and then by the year the pattern/line was introduced. In compiling this list, the most reasonable date was used when two or more years were quoted by different sources.

All shapes/Lines/patterns are in categories assigned by Franciscan. The Franciscan category is the same as the later category of Earthenware assigned by the company.


There are 468 dinnerware & art ware patterns including 163 China patterns, 147 Franciscan/Earthenware patterns, and 158 other dinnerware & art ware patterns and lines.

 

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2200 Shape - Franciscan - 1963
2600 Line - Earthenware - 1973
2700 Line - Earthenware - 1973
7000 Shape - Masterpiece China - 1966
7700 Line - Masterpiece China - 1973


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Acacia (yellow trim) - Masterpiece China - 1958
Alpine Meadow - Earthenware - 1978
Amapola - Earthenware - 1973
Angeleno Art Ware - Catalina - 1942
Antigua - Whitestone - 1966
Antique Green - Masterpiece China - 1966
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Apache Independence - Stoneware - 1972
Apple - Franciscan - 1940
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Appleton - Masterpiece China - 1952
Applique - Masterpiece China - 1968
Arabesque - Masterpiece China - 1959
Aragon - Masterpiece China - 1952
Arcadia Blue - Masterpiece China - 1941
Arcadia Cobalt - Masterpiece China - 1942
Arcadia Gold - Masterpiece China - 1941
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Arcadia Green - Masterpiece China - 1941
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Arcadia Maroon - Masterpiece China - 1941
Arden - Masterpiece China - 1941
Ariel - Masterpiece China - 1971
Aurora Art Ware - Catalina - 1937
Autumn - Franciscan - 1955
Avalon Table Ware - Catalina - 1937


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Balboa - Masterpiece China - 1942
Ballet - Masterpiece China - 1956
Betsy - Stoneware - 1983
Beverly - Masterpiece China - 1941
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Beverly Cobalt - Masterpiece China - 1942
Birchbark - Masterpiece China - 1952
Bird 'n Hand - Whitestone - 1968
Blossom Time - Masterpiece China - 1946
Blue Fancy - Whitestone - 1963
Blue Jessamine - Masterpiece China - 1943
Blue Ribbon - Latitudes Line - Earthenware - 1979
Bluebell - Greenhouse Line - Earthenware - 1975
Blueberry - Earthenware - 1976
Bountiful - Earthenware - 1983

Bouquet - Earthenware - 1980
Breakfast Sets - Masterpiece China - 1949
Brentwood - Masterpiece China - 1956
Brown Eyes - Whitestone - 1966
Brush - Gourmet - 1972


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Cafe Royal - Earthenware - 1981
California Manor - Masterpiece China - 1947
California Poppy - Franciscan - 1950
California Rose - Masterpiece China - 1949
California Wheat - Masterpiece China - 1947
California Wheat - Earthenware - 1956

Calypso - Earthenware - 1978
Calypso - Latitudes Line - Earthenware - 1979
Camellia (Pink Blush) Floral Sculptures - 1978
Cameo - Masterpiece China - 1959
Cameo Pink - Masterpiece China - 1948
Camisole - Sampler Line - Earthenware - 1979
Cane Independence - Ironstone - 1972
Cantata - Whitestone - 1965
Canton - Masterpiece China - 1950
Capistrano Art Ware - Franciscan - 1936
Capri - Cosmopolitan - 1959
Carmel - Masterpiece China - 1952
Carmel (Turquoise) - Masterpiece China - 1942
Castile - Masterpiece China - 1971
Catalina Art Ware - Catalina - 1937

Celadon (Flambeau) - Masterpiece China - 1952
Chalice - Masterpiece China - 1967
Chelan - Masterpiece China - 1950
Cherokee Rose Gold - Masterpiece China - 1942
Cherokee Rose Green - Masterpiece China - 1941
Cherokee Rose Palomino - Masterpiece China - 1941
Chestnut Weave - Earthenware - 1978
Chinese Yellow - Masterpiece China - 1946
Cielito Art Ware - Franciscan - 1934
Cimarron - Masterpiece China - 1949
Cimmaron - Stoneware - 1971
Circles - Gourmet - 1972
Claremont - Masterpiece China - 1952
Classic - Regal China - 1964
Cloud Nine - Whitestone - 1960
Cobalt - Masterpiece China - 1946
Conch - Sea Sculptures Line - Sculptures - 1978
Cocinero - Franciscan - 1934
Concord - Masterpiece China - 1952
Constantine - Masterpiece China - 1967
Contours Art Ware - Masterpiece China - 1955
Corinthian - Masterpiece China - 1961
Coronado Art Ware - Franciscan - 1935
Coronado Table Ware - Franciscan - 1936
Cortina - Cosmopolitan - 1960
Cosmopolitan China (NTK Japan) - Cosmopolitan - 1959
Country Craft - Earthenware - 1981
Country French - Earthenware - 1978
Creation (Midwinter) - Stoneware - Made in England - 1987
Creole - Earthenware - 1973
CrinoLine - Masterpiece China - 1942
CrinoLine - Masterpiece China - 1972
Crown Jewel - Masterpiece China - 1959
Cypress - Franciscan - 1962


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Daffodil - Greenhouse Line - Earthenware - 1975
Dahlia (Peach Blush) Floral Sculptures - Sculptures - 1978
Dainty Bess - Masterpiece China - 1941
Daisy - Franciscan - 1960
Daisy Wreath - Earthenware - 1975
Dawn - Masterpiece China - 1954
Debut (Coupe Shape) - Masterpiece China - 1958
Del Mar Table Ware - Franciscan - 1937
Del Monte - Masterpiece China - 1941
Del Oro Table Ware - Franciscan - 1937
Del Rey Shape - Masterpiece China - 1946
Del Rio - Masterpiece China - 1956
Denmark - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1982
Desert Blossom - Masterpiece China - 1942
Desert Rose - Franciscan - 1941

Discovery (new name) - Family China - 1965
Dogwood - Earthenware - 1975
Domino Black - Masterpiece China - 1948
Dotted Stripe - Independence Porcelain - Made in Japan - 1972
Dove Grey Platinum - Masterpiece China - 1949
Dove Grey Gold - Masterpiece China - 1948
Duet - Franciscan - 1956
Duotone Table Ware - Catalina - 1940
Dusty Rose - Regal China - 1962
Dutch Weave - Earthenware - 1978


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Earth Born - Latitudes Line - Earthenware - 1979
Encanto Art Ware - Franciscan - 1937
Echo - Franciscan - 1954
Eclipse Shape - Franciscan - 1954
Eclipse White - Franciscan - 1954
El Dorado - Earthenware - 1966
El Patio Nuevo - Franciscan - 1935
El Patio Table Ware - Franciscan - 1934
Elsinore - Masterpiece China - 1946
Emerald Green - Masterpiece China - 1946
Emerald Isle Discovery - 1965
Encanto Dawn - Masterpiece China unknown
Encanto Rose - Masterpiece China - 1954
Encanto Shape - Masterpiece China - 1948

Encino Shape - Masterpiece China - 1949
Encore - Masterpiece China - 1956
English Rock Roses - Earthenware - 1978
Erica - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1982


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Fallbrook - Ironstone - 1975
Family China - - 1958
Fan Shell - Sea Sculptures Line - Sculptures - 1978
Fan Tan - Whitestone - 1961
Ferndel - Franciscan - 1957
Flair Shape - Franciscan - 1954
Flair White - Franciscan - 1954
Flame - Independence Porcelain - Made in Japan - 1972
Floral - Earthenware - 1971
Floral Art Ware - Catalina - 1940
Floral Dance - Floral Suite Line - Sculptures - 1981
Floral Sculptures - Sculptures - 1978
Floral Suite Line - Sculptures - 1981
Florist - Special - Franciscan - 1936
Flower Pots & Saucers - Tropico - 1936
Flower Song - Floral Suite Line - Sculptures - 1981
Forget-Me-Not - Earthenware - 1978
Franciscan Stoneware Line - Stoneware - 1983
Franciscan Tile - Specials - Tiles - 1983
Fremont - Masterpiece China - 1942

French Floral - Earthenware - 1978
Fresh Fruit - Earthenware - 1980

Fruit (1400 Line) - Franciscan - 1948

Fruit (2200 Line) - Franciscan - 1963

Fruit Basket - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1983
Fruit Table Ware - Franciscan - 1938

Fuchia - Masterpiece China - 1946


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Gabrielle - Masterpiece China - 1969
Garden Party - Earthenware - 1974
Garden Ware - Tropico - 1934
Garland - Earthenware - 1967
Gingersnap - Earthenware - 1974
Glenfield - Porcelain - 1961
Gold Band 101 - Masterpiece China - 1942
Gold Band 101 (E) - Masterpiece China - 1948
Gold Band 201 - Masterpiece China - 1942
Gold Band 202 - Masterpiece China - 1942

Gold Band 301 - Masterpiece China - 1941

Gold Band 301 (B) - Masterpiece China - 1948
Gold Band 302 - Masterpiece China - 1942

Gold Leaves - Masterpiece China - 1957
Gold Plate - Independence Porcelain - Made in Japan - 1972
Golden Gate - Whitestone - 1971
Golden Gate - Whitestone - 1971
Golden Weave - Earthenware - 1978
Gourmet - Gourmet - 1972
Granada - Masterpiece China - 1950
Gray Wave - Independence Porcelain - Made in Japan - 1972
Greenhouse - Earthenware - 1975


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Hacienda - Franciscan - 1964
Hacienda (Green) - Franciscan - 1965
Happenstance - Whitestone - 1971
Happy Talk - Whitestone - 1959
Hawaii - Whitestone - 1967
Hawthorne Table Ware - Franciscan - 1938
Honeydew - Earthenware - 1976
Hotel Ware (1000) - Franciscan - 1938
Huntington 401 - Masterpiece China - 1948
Huntington Rose - Masterpiece China - 1955


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Indian Summer - Family China - 1958
Indigo - Masterpiece China - 1970
Interlude - Masterpiece China - 1960
Intrigue - Earthenware - 1978
It's a Breeze - Whitestone - 1959
Ivy (1500 Line) - Franciscan - 1948


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Jade Green - Masterpiece China - 1948
Jamoca - Earthenware - 1973
Jasper Green - Masterpiece China - 1948


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KaChina Independence - Stoneware - 1972
Kaleidoscope - Earthenware - 1978
Kaolena Artware by Max Schoenfeld - 1939
Kasmir - Masterpiece China - 1969
Kiku Blue - Sketches Line - Earthenware - 1979
Kiku Green - Sketches Line - Earthenware - 1979
Kiku Terra Cotta - Sketches Line - Earthenware - 1979


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Laguna - Masterpiece China - 1941
Lamp Bases - Special - 1937
Laramie - Stoneware - 1971
Larchmont - Masterpiece China - 1942
Lariat Independence - Stoneware - 1972
Larkspur - Franciscan - 1958
Lattice (Wicker Weave in White) - Earthenware - 1979
Latitudes Line - Earthenware - 1979
Lilly - Sketches Line - Earthenware - 1979
Limerick - Ironstone - 1974
Lorraine Green - Masterpiece China - 1946
Lorraine Grey - Masterpiece China - 1947
Lorraine Maroon - Masterpiece China - 1946
Lotus (Topaz Blush) Floral Sculptures - Sculptures - 1978
Lovebird - Stoneware - 1983
Lucerne - Cosmopolitan - 1959


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Madeira - Earthenware - 1967
Madrigal - Masterpiece China - 1973
Magnolia - Masterpiece China - 1952
Malibu - Franciscan - 1964
Malaya - Cosmopolitan - 1959
Mandalay (Neptune) - Masterpiece China - 1973
Mango Table Ware - Franciscan - 1937
Mariposa - Masterpiece China - 1948
Maroon - Masterpiece China - 1946
Maroon (Flambeau) - Masterpiece China - 1952
Martinique - Latitudes Line - Earthenware - 1979
Martinique - Masterpiece China - 1966
Mary Jane - Ironstone - 1973
Max Schoenfeld Art Ware and Giftware- Specials - 1939
Maypole - Earthenware - 1974
Meadow Rose - Earthenware - 1977

Medallion - Family China - 1962
Medallion Plate - Masterpiece China - 1970
Melrose - Porcelain - 1961
Merced Shape - Masterpiece China - 1940
Merry-Go-Round - Whitestone - 1959
Merry Mint - Whitestone - 1964
Mesa - Masterpiece China - 1950
Mesa - Stoneware - 1983
Metropolitan Service - Franciscan - 1940
Midnight Mist - Masterpiece China - 1966
Midwinter Line - Stoneware - Made in England - 1987
Millbrook - Ironstone - 1970
Minaret - Masterpiece China - 1973
Mint Weave - Earthenware - 1978
Mirasol - Earthenware - 1975
Miscellaneous Ware - Special - 1934
Monaco - Masterpiece China - 1968
Montago - Earthenware - 1967
Monte Cristo - Latitudes Line - Earthenware - 1979
Montebello Art Ware - Catalina - 1940
Montecito - Masterpiece China - 1957
Montecito Table Ware - Franciscan - 1937
Monterey - Masterpiece China - 1948
Monterey Cobalt - Masterpiece China - 1942
Moon Glow - Masterpiece China - 1966
Moondance - Earthenware - 1972
Mountain Laurel - Masterpiece China - 1941


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Nassau - Cosmopolitan - 1959
Nasco Specials - unknown
Natchez - Masterpiece China - 1973
Nautical Art Ware - Catalina - 1939
Nautilus - Sea Sculptures Line - Sculptures - 1978
Newport - Cosmopolitan - 1959
Nightingale - Masterpiece China - 1966
Northridge (groundlay spray) - Masterpiece China - 1942
Nouvelle Ebony - Masterpiece China - 1972
Nouvelle Ivory - Masterpiece China - 1972
Nut Tree - Earthenware - 1970
Nuts and Bolts - Independence Porcelain - Made in Japan - 1972


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Oasis - Franciscan - 1955
October - Earthenware - 1977

Olympic - Masterpiece China - 1950
Ondine - Masterpiece China - 1973
Orleans - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1983
Ovation Beige - Sculptures - 1979
Ovation Blue - Sculptures - 1979
Ovation Coral - Sculptures - 1979
Ovation Desert Set - Sculptures - 1979
Ovation Green - Sculptures - 1979
Ovation Pin Line - Sculptures - 1979
Overture - Masterpiece China unknown
Ovide or Redondo Shape - Masterpiece China - 1942


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Padua Table Ware - Franciscan - 1937
Palo Alto - Masterpiece China - 1950
Papaya - Earthenware - 1976
Patrician - Masterpiece China - 1961
Paynsley - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1983
Peacock Green - Masterpiece China - 1946
Peacock Plate - Masterpiece China - 1970
Pebble Beach - Earthenware - 1969
Pepper Poppy - Earthenware - 1978
Petalpoint - Masterpiece China - 1972
Petals & Pods - Whitestone - 1971
Pickwick - Whitestone - 1965
Picnic - Earthenware - 1973
Pillowtalk - Ironstone - 1975
Pink-a-Dilly - Whitestone - 1959
Pink Vista - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1983
Plain White - Independence Porcelain - Made in Japan - 1972
Platina - Porcelain - 1961
Platinum Band (E) - Masterpiece China - 1948
Platinum Band 606 - Masterpiece China - 1948
Platinum Swirl - Regal China - 1962
Polynesia - Earthenware - 1978
Polynesian Art Ware - Franciscan - 1942
Pomegranate - Franciscan - 1954
Poppy - Greenhouse Line - Earthenware - 1975
Poppy Berries - Sampler Line - Earthenware - 1979
Porcelain (NTK Japan) - Porcelain - 1961
Prairie Flower - Stoneware - 1983
Primary - Sea Sculptures Line - Sculptures - 1978
Primavera - Floral Suite Line - Sculptures - 1981
Primrose Yellow - Masterpiece China - 1948
Princess Poppy - Floral Suite Line - Sculptures - 1981
Pueblo - Earthenware - 1972
Pueblo Table Ware - Franciscan - 1937


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Quadrille - Masterpiece China - 1971
Queen's Window - Sampler Line - Earthenware - 1979


Radiance - Family China - 1958
Rancho Table Ware - Catalina - 1937
Reflections - Earthenware - 1983
Regalia - Masterpiece China - 1968
Regency - Masterpiece China - 1953
Renaissance Crown - Masterpiece China - 1952
Renaissance Gold - Masterpiece China - 1962
Renaissance Grey - Masterpiece China - 1948
Renaissance Platinum - Masterpiece China - 1962
Reseda Art Ware - Catalina - 1940
Ridgewood - Masterpiece China - 1948

Rimrock - Earthenware - 1972
Ring a Ling - Whitestone - 1964
Robin Egg Blue - Masterpiece China - 1948
Rodeo Independence - Stoneware - 1972
Rondelay - Masterpiece China - 1962
Rose (Citron Blush) Floral Sculptures - Sculptures - 1978
Rose Garland - Floral Suite Line - Sculptures - 1981
Rosette - Earthenware - 1980
Rossmore - Masterpiece China - 1945

Royal Renaissance - Masterpiece China - 1968
Ruby Art Ware - Franciscan - 1935


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Saguaro Art Ware - Catalina - 1940
Sampler Line - Earthenware - 1979
Sand Dollar - Sea Sculptures Line - Sculptures - 1978
Sandalwood - Masterpiece China - 1952
Sea Sculptures - Sculptures - 1977
Sea Urhcin - Sea Sculptures Line - Sculptures - 1978
Sequoia - Stoneware - 1971
Shady Lane - Earthenware - 1978
Shady Lane - Latitudes Line - Earthenware - 1979
Shalimar - Masterpiece China - 1973
Shasta - Masterpiece China - 1942
Sierra - Masterpiece China - 1950
Sierra - Stoneware - 1983
Sierra Sand - Franciscan - 1963
Silk Ribbons - Sketches Line - Earthenware - 1979
Silkstone - Stoneware - 1983
Silver City - Special - Special - 1939
Silver Lining - Masterpiece China - 1971
Silver Mist - Masterpiece China - 1962
Silver Pine - Masterpiece China - 1955
Silver Plate - Independence Porcelain - Made in Japan - 1972
Silver Wheat - Regal China - 1962
Simplicity - Porcelain - 1961
Simplicity - Regal China - 1962
Sketches Line - Earthenware - 1979
Snow Crest - Franciscan - 1963
Snow Flakes - Sampler Line - Earthenware - 1979
Snow Pine - Porcelain - 1961
Sommerset - Masterpiece China - 1959
Sonora - Masterpiece China - 1948
Sonora Independence - Stoneware - 1972
Special Ware - Special - 1934
Spice - Franciscan - 1961
Spring Song - Family China - 1958
Spruce - Masterpiece China - 1952
St. Louis - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1983
St. Moritz - Cosmopolitan - 1960
Star Flowers - Sketches Line - Earthenware - 1979
Starburst - Franciscan - 1954
Starry Night - Masterpiece China - 1952
Stonehenge White (Midwinter) - Stoneware - Made in England - 1987
Strathmore - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1983
Strawberry Fair - Earthenware - 1980
Strawberry Time - Earthenware - 1983

Stripes - Gourmet - 1972
Sundance - Earthenware - 1972
Sunset - Masterpiece China - 1957
Sweet Pea - Greenhouse Line - Earthenware - 1975
Swingtime - Whitestone - 1959
Swirl - Masterpiece China - 1975
Swirl Shape - Masterpiece China - 1961
Sycamore - Family China - 1958


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Tahiti - Discovery - 1965
Tahoe - Masterpiece China - 1950
Talisman - Porcelain - 1961
Tangier - Earthenware - 1978
Taos - Stoneware - 1971
Tapestry - Masterpiece China - 1959
Tara - Cosmopolitan - 1959
Teak - Masterpiece China - 1952
Terra Cotta Discovery - 1965
Terra Cotta - Specials - Catalina - 1937
Thistledown Children's Set (boys set) - Sculptures - 1979
Thistledown Children's Set (girl's set) - Sculptures - 1979
Tiempo - Franciscan - 1948
Tiger Flower Table Ware - Franciscan - 1937
Toffee - Earthenware - 1976
Topaz Discovery - 1965
Trinidad - Latitudes Line - Earthenware - 1979
Trinon - Cosmopolitan - 1959
Trio - Franciscan - 1954
Tropico Ware - Tropico - 1935
Tulip (England) - Earthenware - 1986
Tulip time - Franciscan - 1963
Twice Nice - Whitestone - 1959
Twilight Rose - Earthenware - 1983


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Valencia - Cosmopolitan - 1959
Victoria Service - Franciscan - 1940
Viking - English Ironstone - Made in England - 1983


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Walden - Whitestone - 1965
Waterfall - Earthenware - 1978
Wedding Band - Regal China - 1962
Westwood - Masterpiece China - 1942

Wheat (see - California Wheat)
Whirl-a-Gig - Whitestone - 1960
Whitestone Ware (NTK Japan) - Whitestone - 1959
Wild Daisy - Earthenware - 1978
Wildflower Table Ware - Franciscan - 1942
Wild Oats (Midwinter) - Stoneware - Made in England - 1987
Willow - Masterpiece China - 1952
Willow Bouquet - Masterpiece China - 1954
Willow Table Ware - Franciscan - 1937
Wilshire - Masterpiece China - 1942
Wind Flowers - Sampler Line - Earthenware - 1979
Winsome - Family China - 1958
Winter Bouquet - Masterpiece China - 1954
Wishmaker Table Ware - Franciscan - 1941
Woodlore - Franciscan - 1954
Woodside - Masterpiece China - 1941

Wrightwood - Masterpiece China - 1975


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Yankee Doodle - Ironstone - 1973
Yellow Bouquet - Ironstone - 1970
Yellow Zebra - Independence Porcelain - Made in Japan - 1972
Yuma - Stoneware - 1971


Zanzibar - Earthenware - 1971
Zinnia - Earthenware - 1967


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