El Patio Table Ware
Franciscan by Gladding McBean & Company
by James Elliot-Bishop Photography by Bob Miller
About the Book
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.