Franciscan "Oasis" Handled Round Serving Bowl
Classic 1950's Franciscan "Oasis" Handled Round Serving Bowl. Made in Los Angeles California by Gladding McBean Company. Bowl is elliptical, and measures 8-1/2" long, 8-1/8" wide & 2-1/2" deep. Excellent Condition; no chips, no cracks, no stains & no flakes. Beautiful shiny glaze with bright vivid colors. Hallmarked on bottom.
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".