Locations: Silverlake
Dates of Operation: 1940 - 1949
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Block Pottery California DAISY Vase Pink 7" vintage 1950s hand painted 7" tall
Current Price: $6.95
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Vintage Deer Doe & Fawn Planter Vase Block Pottery California
Current Price: $5.67
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CHINA, 2001-09, "POTTERY AND PORCELAIN" BLOCK OF 4 STAMP SETS MINT NH FRESH
Current Price: $4.44
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Round Wooden Printing Stamp Block Hand-Carved for Saree Border Making Pottery
Current Price: $10.99
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INDIAN WOODEN HAND CARVED TEXTILE PRINTING FABRIC BLOCK POTTERY STAMP UNIQUE 6
Current Price: $42.00
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INDIAN WOODEN HAND CARVED TEXTILE PRINTING FABRIC BLOCK POTTERY STAMP UNIQUE 7
Current Price: $39.99
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INDIAN WOODEN HAND CARVED TEXTILE PRINTING FABRIC BLOCK POTTERY STAMP UNIQUE 8
Current Price: $38.50
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Pottery Guild/Cronin/Block China Salad Bowl Peach 30s-40s Red Stripe 10.75"D
Current Price: $36.00
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ROOKWOOD POTTERY, ARTS CRAFTS DESIGN, BEADED BLOCK GEOMETRIC, RARE MUSTARD GLAZE
Current Price: $350.00
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Vintage 1940 Block Pottery California Pink & White Art Deco Head Vase
Current Price: $9.95
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Vintage Sunflower Golden Yellow POTTERY FLOWER FROG Round Block
Current Price: $9.99
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Vintage antique prmotional silk applique-use in crazy quilt block- Derby pottery
Current Price: $4.99
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Frankoma Pottery #63 Block Vase-Prairie Green Ada Clay
Current Price: $19.99
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McCoy pottery planter w/ attached saucer 3 1/8" green basket weave block design
Current Price: $12.00
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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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