Locations: Arcadia
Dates of Operation: 1940s - 1950s
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay



Miniature vintage arcadia salt pepper shaker pancakes, cake and fork, coal car
Current Price: $9.99
Current Bids: 1
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New Shaker White DOORS (2) for 30"w x 12"h Wall Cabinet Diamond Now Arcadia
Current Price: $10.00
Current Bids: 0
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New Shaker White DOORS (2) for 36"w x 12"h Wall Cabinet Diamond Now Arcadia
Current Price: $15.00
Current Bids: 0
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VINTAGE ARCADIA THIMBLE & SPOOL OF THREAD SALT PEPPER SHAKER MINIATURE
Current Price: $9.99
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Vintage Arcadia Miniature California pottery blue bonnet bird single salt shaker
Current Price: $9.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 11h 18m



Arcadia Butter Churn Salt Shaker
Current Price: $2.01
Current Bids: 0
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White Shaker Kitchen Base Cabinet
Current Price: $231.49
Current Bids: 0
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White Shaker Kitchen Base Cabinet
Current Price: $271.99
Current Bids: 0
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White Shaker Kitchen Base Cabinet
Current Price: $280.99
Current Bids: 0
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White Shaker Kitchen Base Cabinet
Current Price: $297.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 12h 39m



Arcadia Ceramics red peppers salt & pepper shaker set
Current Price: $7.99
Current Bids: 0
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Pacific Pottery Arcadia Blue Salt/Pepper Shaker Set! MINT
Current Price: $14.97
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 9d 15h 7m



Franciscan Arcadia Green 1 Shaker 3 Hole
Current Price: $12.50
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 9d 18h 32m



Franciscan China 3" Tall Three Hole Condiment Shaker Arcadia Green
Current Price: $11.69
Current Bids: 0
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I haven’t been able to find much information on Arcadia Ceramics, Inc. beyond the fact that they mostly made miniature salt and pepper shakers in the 40s-50s. However, unlike a lot of other companies, they are actually named for the city that the business was in - Arcadia, CA. I’m very familiar with this area and often drive through and visit the thrift stores located throughout the city. I’ve been wondering if I might come across some Arcadia Ceramics shakers, but so far have not recognized any.

One reason for that may be the fact that many of their miniatures were not marked at all. You see this very frequently with smaller items produced by the older California Potteries. And these miniature shakers were REALLY tiny in some cases. However, some of their ceramics are indeed marked with “Arcadia” or “Arcadia Ceramics” and sometimes even a PO Box address and item ID#. Many pieces seem to have been shipped with a paper label covering the shaker’s fill hole as opposed to a cork - I’ve seen a few that state “Reseal with this label - or Adhesive tape”.

Their novelty shaker sets were both detailed and whimsical - a specialty of theirs seems to have been miniature food. I believe that many pieces were handpainted. There were many other companies that made this type of miniature, most notably Treasure Craft. Also, note that Arcadia Ceramics should not be confused with the Arcadia line made by Pacific Clay Products. See that gallery page for an example of the dinnerware line that bears an inmold stamp that says “Arcadia” on it.

It’s highly probably that I’ve missed seeing them since I don’t collect this type of ceramics. I suspect there is more information about the company in salt and pepper shaker collector books. If you do collect these shakers, we’d like to feature one of your photos here.

Note: We've tried to provide as much info as possible on this pottery maker or artist. For further info, you may want to research the items they have on Ebay listed under this name. We've tried to hand tailor the searches below so they will bring up the most accurate results. If there are no results, it will list general California pottery.

  

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