Antiques and Collectibles: Cape May Court House reader finds Franciscan Apple dishes are much desired. The value of Franciscan line, Apple pattern dinnerware, made in 1940 to 1953, range from to . Answer: Franciscans popular Apple pattern, introduced by Gladding McBean Co.
Additionally, is Franciscan Ware still made? The production of the Franciscan patterns Desert Rose, Apple, and Fresh Fruit were moved to the Johnson Brothers division of Wedgwood in England. All other dinnerware and tile lines were discontinued. Archival examples of the Franciscan ware were packed up and given to the Wedgwood Museum.
Similarly one may ask, does Franciscan Ware contain lead?
The answer is “Franciscan Ware” has some of the highest numbers in ppm of lead. The allowable limits are 90 ppm lead in the coating and 100 ppm in the substrate (in the case of dishes, if they were childrens dishes, this would be the ceramic base of the dish, vs. the glaze.)
Is Desert Rose china worth anything?
At its price peak, a five-piece place setting of Desert Rose sold for between and . Today, a good price is per place setting. As always, my recommendation is to use and enjoy your dinnerware. That would make it more valuable than if you sell it.