Locations: Silverlake
Dates of Operation: 1940 - 1949
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Vtg Ceramic Blue Pink Lace Baby Boy Shoes Block Pottery California Excellent Art
Current Price: $9.99
Current Bids: 0
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DR JIM STAMPS US PUEBLO ART INDIAN POTTERY FDC BLOCK OF FOUR 1977 ARTMASTER
Current Price: $0.37
Current Bids: 5
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KOREA # 1199 -1200 BLOCK OF 4 USED ART DUCK POTTERY STATUES 15142-2
Current Price: $6.00
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1706-09 Pueblo Pottery Block Of 4 Mint/nh (Free shipping offer)
Current Price: $1.09
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Pet supply Snack Toy - Pottery Block Spinner Puppy Toy 1ea
Current Price: $25.10
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Studio Art Pottery Mug 3" Multicolor Color Block Yellow Orange Green Navy MCM
Current Price: $945.00
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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 Pottery Stamp Textile Printing Block Handcarved Wood Block Lot Of 10 Pcs
Current Price: $30.95
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Handcarved Cycle Decorative Printing Block Pottery Stamps For Clay Blockprint
Current Price: $7.50
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Scrapbook Stamp Star Wood Textile Stamp Wooden Printing Block Pottery Stamps
Current Price: $14.50
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Indian Wood Stamps Scrapbook Stamp Wooden Printing Block Art Pottery Stamps
Current Price: $21.50
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Block Bennington Pottery Cobalt Blue Hexagon Geometric MCM Saucer set 5
Current Price: $49.99
Current Bids: 0
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1977 FDC Artmaster Block Four 13 Cent Pueblo Indian Pottery Cachet
Current Price: $1.00
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1987 SG1371 18p Studio Pottery Marginal Gutter Block (4) MNH UM apyk
Current Price: $1.52
Current Bids: 0
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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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