Franciscan 16 piece china set in the Desert Rose pattern. This pattern has been produced throughout the decades with small variations to the overall feel color and weight.
This 16 piece set is early Franciscan authenticated by the makers' mark and feel of the china. They have a distinct, raised detailed “touch" to them. As the years rolled by this detail was lost and replaced with a less labor-intensive manufacturing process.
Not only are they early Franciscan they were hardly ever used and stored in a china hutch all these years! They look like brand new with no utensil marks, stain, residue, chips, or bites to the china.
>>> I took close-ups for the listing squeezing a set of 4 in the photos the listing is for 16 pieces <<<
This listing is for (16) pieces
(8) 2 ¼ inch cups
(8) 5 ¾ inch saucers