Vintage franciscan family china, “heritage”, 31 pieces, circa 1960-1969, scandinavian/nordic design, olive green flowers, leaves, & scrolls, made in usa, mint condition. This wonderful dishes, by franciscan, is in the “heritage” pattern and it consist of 31 pieces. They are a white ceramic with a scrolling green flower and leaf design, looks very much like a scandinavian/nordic design. The heritage pattern was made from 1960 until 1969. The logo reads heritage / interpace / franciscan / discovery / made in usa / oven safe / color fast. ” the finish is “glossy rather than the’matte’ finish associated with many of the franciscan patterns. All pieces are in very good, mint, condition with no chips or cracks. Very pretty set of franciscan china the pieces include 6 cups, 6 dinner plates, 7 bread and butter plates, 8 fruit or dessert bowls, 1 creamer, 1 sugar with lid, and 1 platter. These beautiful glossy-glaze finish dishes are a perfect addition to the mid-century, retro kitchen and they are almost “child proof”. The 31 pieces are available for $290.25. Individual pieces are as follows. Dinner plates, (6), 10 3/8 diameter, $12.00 ea. Bread and butter plates, (7), 6 1/4 diameter, $5.00 ea. Fruit/dessert bowls, (8) 5″ diameter by 1 1/2″ tall, $18.00 ea. Cups, (6), 3 1/2″ diameter by 2 1/4″ tall, $8.00 ea. Creamer, (1), 8oz, 2 1/2 tall, $10.00 ea. Sugar with lid, (1), 2 1/8 tall, $14.00 ea. Platter, (1), 13 1/4″ long by 8″ wide, $14.00 ea. Note: international pipe and ceramics, (interpace), became part of the franciscan’s hallmark in 1962 and was used until 1976 when wedgewood and waterford bought the company. The franciscan earthenware co. Perfected the use of “malinite” in its earthenware; considered the most important technical achievement in the pottery industry in the past century. Instead of wares being made from clay, the basic material of malinite is rock, the same material from which “talcum powder” is produced. Combined with the talc is an amorphous flux which, in the heat of the kiln, so binds together the molecules of talc producing an extremely tough and durable body that is highly resistant to thermal shock and free from internal flaws. Another most important feature of malinite is that glazes become so fused with the body that they cannot craze. Another glaze feature lies in the brilliant palette of colors and inimitable matte textures associated with many of the franciscan earthenware patterns. This item is made of ceramic franciscan heritage green china 1960s and ceramic retro franciscan heritage china green, ceramic nordic design franciscan heritage.