Locations: Laguna Beach
Dates of Operation: 1927 - 1967
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Brayton Laguna Vintage Bowl with Ruffled Edge
Current Price: $275.00
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2 Vintage BRAYTON LAGUNA CALIFORNIA Ornate 4-3/4 Square Pottery Tray
Current Price: $19.99
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Vintage Brayton Laguna Pottery Baby w/High Chair Planter, AS IS
Current Price: $15.50
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Vintage TWO~BRAYTON LAGUNA Owl Figurine MID CENTURY California Pottery 41-18 &19
Current Price: $49.95
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Brayton’s Laguna Beach Cal Crest Trinket Box
Current Price: $9.99
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Brayton Laguna Pottery Pair Dancing Peruvian Musicians
Current Price: $397.50
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Antique 1930s Complete Brayton Laguna Hillbilly Shotgun Wedding; Andy Anderson;
Current Price: $375.00
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Pr.Vintage,c1936,BRAYTON LAGUNA,Webton Ware,Scandinavian,Figural Vases
Current Price: $85.00
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Brayton Laguna CA planter beige exterior green interior
Current Price: $9.99
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Vintage Brayton Laguna Pottery J-2 Canister - Dutch Duck & Floral Designs
Current Price: $19.99
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1943 MARKED BRAYTON LAGUNA AUNT JEMIMA MAMMY MAID COOKIE JAR
Current Price: $175.00
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BRAYTON LAGUNA CALIFORNIA MAMMY AFRO AMERICAN SALT SHAKER PERUVIAN WOMAN
Current Price: $15.99
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Brayton Laguna Vintage Cup & Saucer/Maroon
Current Price: $225.00
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Kay the Potter Kinney Distelfink Wall Pocket Pennsylvania Dutch Brayton Laguna
Current Price: $26.99
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Webton Ware

Relevant Posts:
2009.08.31 Brayton Laguna Stand

The successful and pioneering Brayton Laguna Pottery was the main reason that the Laguna Beach area became such a mecca for art and potteries in the 40s-50s. I’ve seen various examples from the pottery, and like many pottery manufacturers that lasted for a long period of time, their focus changed over the years.

The earlier items from the 20s and 30s were mostly solid color or 2-3 glaze color household dinnerware, accesories, tiles and garden items. In fact, I’ve heard that his solid color glazes were one of the starting points for the whole craze - later emulated quite successfully by Bauer, GMcB and others.

This later expanded into tourist items like decorated plates and small figurines. From the 30s through the pottery’s demise in 1967 or so, the company focused mainly on both animal and human figurines - they were among the first companies to really popularize it. They received the first contract to produced Disney characters from any pottery. Later items of the 50s-60s followed the trends of the day, with elongated, modern-looking sculpture items and lines being added.

While it was originally founded in 1927 by Durlin Brayton at his home, the pottery eventually expanded into a larger factory with modern kilns.

Brayton Pitcher - Potteries of California

There are various marks that you can find on the backs of Brayton items. These included incised, in-mold, painted, ink-stamped and occasional paper labels. The latter often occurs in conjunction with other methods of marking. Many items were marked, but there are some that weren’t - especially the figurines. I’ve seen the famous Brayton Laguna giraffes (the one with one neck encircling the other) at the thrift that didn’t have any mark whatsoever on the body or hooves. By the way, the reason I didn’t pick that one up was the ears were broken off of the piece.

Chipman has a great description of the various stamps and the time periods they occurred in. I’ve seen “Laguna Pottery”, “Brayton Laguna Pottery”, “Brayton Pottery”, “Brayton’s” and “Brayton’s Laguna Beach Calif”. The dutch themed pitcher I found below is marked “Brayton’s” along with an item code number. It also seems to have an ink mark representing either the decorator or the finisher.

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