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Franciscan Ware Apple Pattern Tea Pot Pottery Franciscan Ware Hand Painted Apple Pattern tea pot. This tea pot with matchi
ng lid is one of the American backstamp patterns. Marked on the bottom is: "Franciscan Ware, Made in California, U.S.A." The stamp matches the stamp used between 1940 and 1947 as shown in the library of the Franciscan Newsletter and Collectors Web Site. The tea pot is just about 5" tall and about 9" from handle to spout. Its short, squatty design adds to its charm--the perfect tea pot.
Collecting beautiful tableware is always a happy pastime. Finding hard to get accessories--a delightful surprise. This tea pot is in very good condition, showing signs of gentle use. There is a tiny nick on the underside of the lid. One can always mix these nice, older pieces with the newer Franciscan Apple Ware. On the other hand, the purist will delight in acquiring the original older wares as the quality of the workmanship, glazing, and hand painting are very evident.