This Franciscan Earthenware Danish Modern Oval Butter Dish with Lid decorated in the "Tulip Time" pattern was produced from 1963 to 1971. The tulips (appearing on the dish) are a beautiful ethereal turquoise color and the leaves are an olive green with lighter brighter green dots probably representing buds near the leaves. The earthenware is cream with tiny pale brown specks in the clay. The lid knob has the turquoise and olive green bands. The bottom of the lid has an olive green band and the dish has the full 1/2 inch wide turquoise and 1/8 inch wide olive green band around the perimeter. The shape follows a Mid-Century/Danish Modern pattern and the decorating resembles Pennsylvania Dutch stencil patterns. Very sturdy and quite useful on a holiday table or for everyday use. Made to last.
The mark on the bottom: Interspace TV mark "Franciscan EARTHENWARE" made in USA 22-67, OVENSAFE/COLORFAST
I will include the article, "Tips on Using Franciscan Dinnerware and Art Pottery" by the Gladding McBean Company, if you buy this gravy boat.
See the other serving pieces I have listed that match this pattern.
Condition: Excellent. No chips, nicks, cracks, crazing, ware, fade, or repair. All the color has been fired on and will never be lost. This piece still looks new. It has no use marks.
Size: assembled height 3 inches; plate is 8 inches long x 5-3/8 inches wide; domed lid is 1-3/4 inches tall to hold a large stick of butter.
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