Locations: Silverlake
Dates of Operation: 1940 - 1949
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Early 1900's Weller Pottery Green Compote Vase Incised Block Letter Mark Green
Current Price: $25.00
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SCOTT # 1706-1709 Am Folk Art Series Pottery U.S. Stamps MNH - Zip Block of 4
Current Price: $2.76
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HUNGARY UNGARN 1968 Block 66 A B269 hungaria Earthenware Törpferei Pottery MNH
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Vintage Block Calif Pottery Deer and Fawn Triple Vase - Early 1940's Mark (?)
Current Price: $15.00
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VINTAGE BLOCK POTTERY OF CALIFORNIA GIRL FIGURINE PLANTER VASE 7.25" HIGH
Current Price: $19.99
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Kay Finch California Pottery Bear with Block Baby Planter
Current Price: $9.95
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Vintage Original Camark Pottery Aqua Cat Fish Bowl Holder Block Letter Mark
Current Price: $9.95
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Indian Hand Carved Textile Stamps Wood Printing Block pottery decorative block
Current Price: $5.99
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Indian Hand Carved Textile Heart shape Stamps Wood Printing Block pottery
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Indian Hand Carved Textile Elephant Stamps Wood Printing Block pottery
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Indian Hand Carved Textile Stamp Wood Printing Block Tree pottery decorative
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Indian Hand Carved Textile Stamps Wood Printing Block pottery decorative block
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Czechoslovakia Pottery WHITE BLOCK Lusterware Allspice Canister/Spice Jar
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Czechoslovakia Pottery WHITE BLOCK Lusterware Cinnamon Canister/Spice Jar
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While figurines from the Block Pottery seem to turn up fairly often in auctions, i didn’t have much luck locating information on them besides the single entry in Lehner’s Marks and Chipman’s Encyclopedia. The company was located in the heart of modern day Silverlake on Sunset Blvd. I’d be interested to see if their building originally stands, and since I drive by the area every so often (usually on the way to see indie bands at clubs in the area). Maybe I’ll check it out next time.

Lehner also gives a different location of Santa Monica Blvd - perhaps they moved to or from that location as well. They were active from throughout the 40s. They specialized in cute figurines, wall pockets, planters and vases. One of their more popular items were the dog figurines and other items. Some of their animal pieces really remind me of Rio Hondo or DeLee. Other items look similar to figures by Cleminsons, Ynez or Weil.

The pieces are usually marked with some form of “Block Pottery, California” - I’ve seen paper labels as well as inmold marks. Sometimes the name of the figurine (i.e. “Daisy” or “Betty”) is stamped along with the item ID#. One last thing to keep in mind - as far as we know, there is no relation to the more well known Block China Co. of New York. In addition, I see people confusing them with the B.J. Brock Co., another California pottery that made mostly dinnerware.

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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