El Patio Table Ware is the first comprehensive book on Franciscan’s El Patio dinnerware for collectors. From the 1930s, El Patio was one of the first patterns produced by Gladding, McBean & Co. of Los Angeles. El Patio was in production for twenty years. The line includes a vast array of shapes & colors. This book will enlighten the collector as to the time periods different shapes were manufactured. Also the book contains information on the glaze colors El Patio was produced. A collector can now assemble their collection to represent a certain time period.
All information was collected from Gladding, McBean & Co.’s archives and represents the most current knowledge available. This information is not available in any other book published. Written by James Elliot-Bishop author of Franciscan, Catalina, and Other Gladding, McBean Wares, Ceramic Table and Art Wares: 1873-1942 with images by Bob Miller.