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Vintage 1970's

Beautifully hand painted is this Franciscan 13" Apple Pattern Oval Platter-Made in the USA. Was introduced in 1940, Franciscan Apple is a beautiful earthenware pattern featuring hand-painted designs that reflect the beauty of California's apple orchards. Apple looks great year-round, and pieces from this pattern make impressive gifts. Apple earthenware was proving so popular, it was continued to be made by the Wedge wood group after closing the Franciscan production facility in Los Angeles in 1984. English Franciscan Apple will be back stamped "Made in England". American Franciscan Apple will read "Made in USA", Made in California", and/or have a U.S. trademark." -"Franciscan, An American Dinnerware Tradition"

The platter measures 13 x 8.5 and is free of chips or cracks.
 

Franciscan 13" Apple Pattern Oval Meat Platter-Made in the USA