ORIGINAL Franciscan Starburst Dinnerware Set (84 pieces) Gladding McBean & Co. Introduction of Franciscan's Starburst line. And this brings us to the creation of the Starburst pattern in the mid-50's. With the prosperity that came after the war, consumers were ready for something new. And the futuristic starry design on Franciscan Starburst fit in well with a new chrome kitchen and advanced appliances.Introduced in 1954, Starburst is a smooth, decal-pattern design, as opposed to a raised, hand-painted one. The pattern was designed by George James and was placed on the Eclipse dish shape. Starburst shares this peculiar dish shape with two other Franciscan designs of the 50's: "Duet" and Oasis. However, information on the company in the 50's is sketchy and hard to come by, so I'm not sure this is completely accurate. I believe I've seen, from other sources, mention of Starburst pieces being produced through the early 60's.
Much of the confusion could stem from the change of ownership and management that was to come in the early 60's. In 1962, Gladding, McBean & Co. Interpace combined production of Franciscan shapes with other ceramic manufacturers they had bought up.The California plant was shut down in 1984, and production was moved to England. THIS IS A COMPLETE SET AND MOST PIECES ARE IN LIKE NEW CONDITION NO SCRATCHES, NO CHIPS, NO TENSIL MARKS, ETC (EXCEPT where noted). 8 DINNER PLATES, ONE SMALL CHIP. CREAM AND SUGAR CONTAINERS (BROKEN LID). 8 covered casserole TINY CHIP ON RIM. 13 Chop Plate (Round Platter). THIS SET DOESN'T CONTAIN ANY SECONDS, ALL FIRST QUALITY PIECES.
The item "ORIGINAL Franciscan Starburst Dinnerware Set (84 pieces) Gladding McBean & Co" is in sale since Monday, March 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Franciscan". The seller is "colleeros_40" and is located in Berkley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.