Franciscan "Oasis" Bread Plate
Classic 1950's Franciscan "Oasis" Bread Plate. Made in Los Angeles California by Gladding McBean Company. Bread Plate is elliptical, and measures 6-1/2" by 6-1/8" diameter; and is 3/4" deep. Excellent Condition; no chips, no cracks, no stains & no flakes. Beautiful shiny glaze with bright vivid colors. Hallmarked on bottom with Gladding McBean logo.
The Oasis advertisement from 1956 describes the collection: "Make every meal a special occasion with Franciscan Ware. This is Oasis in famous Franciscan Ware. Oven-safe. Dishwasher-safe. Reflecting the blues of an inland sea against a white sand background ... on the compelling, contemporary shapes of America's best-known dinnerware".