Locations: Silverlake
Dates of Operation: 1940 - 1949
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Block of California Vintage DOG Puppy Planter Pottery
Current Price: $12.99
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Vintage USA Western Brown Mixing Pottery Bowl 9" Diamond Block
Current Price: $7.99
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1706-09 Pueblo Pottery Block Of 4 Mint/nh (Free shipping offer)
Current Price: $1.09
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Signed Sharon Johnson Studio Art Pottery Impressed Coin Circle Block Design Dish
Current Price: $24.99
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Vintage 1940's California Block Pottery Peter Figurine Vase 7"
Current Price: $19.95
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Small FLOWER POT PLANTER! Vintage MCCOY pottery BARK & BLOCK design gloss YELLOW
Current Price: $25.00
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Vintage Letterpress Printing Block Artist Pottery Paintbrushes Rare
Current Price: $14.50
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Vintage Letterpress Printing Block Large Pottery with Artist Paint Brushes Rare
Current Price: $25.00
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Vintage Letterpress Printing Block Paint Brushes Pottery Rare
Current Price: $18.50
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Zimbabwe 1993 Household Pottery Imprint block of 10. MNH
Current Price: $20.00
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9" Diameter Diamond and Block Brown Glaze Pottery Mixing Bowl Serving Bowl USA
Current Price: $15.00
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Vtg Pair Ceramic Blue Lace Baby Boy Shoes Block Pottery California Crackle Glaze
Current Price: $9.95
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#1706-09~PUEBLO INDIAN POTTERY~MNH "Mr ZIP" Block of (4)
Current Price: $0.99
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Vintage MCCOY Pottery 4" Tall Brown Bark Block Basketweave Pot Flowerpot 1950s
Current Price: $10.95
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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.

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