Dating royal albert backstamps

This pattern led to Desert Rose in 1941, one of the most popular American dinnerware patterns ever.Like many Franciscan lines, Desert Rose typified a new California style of ceramics, drawing from both Spanish and Western styles.

The number listed for each year in the table is the first number issued that year. If your number is higher, but less than the number for the next year, then your item had it's design registered during that year.

Franciscan’s first painted dinnerware was Padua, which used the El Patio form for its shape.

But the real harbinger of Franciscan’s heyday was a 1940 pattern called Apple, whose twigs were painted along the rims of plates, saucers, and bowls, with its red fruit and green leaves seeming to hang on the insides or outsides of the ware, depending of which was more decorative.

New makers with tighter marketing plans have taken their place over the last 60 years or so.

English Bone China, Period c1894-present day, Manufactured in T. Wild & Sons Limited, Crown China Works, High Street, (later St Marys Works) Longton, Staffordshire, England.

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