Locations: San Gabriel
Dates of Operation: Unknown
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Vintage California Pottery Cole-Merris Charger Circa 1940's
Current Price: $195.00
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Rare Vintage COLE - MERRIS California Art Pottery Large Bowl Apples Gold White
Current Price: $200.00
Current Bids: 0
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Other than the fact that this small pottery operated out of San Gabriel, I’ve been able to find absolutely nothing about the Cole Merris Ceramics company. I think I’ve only seen one of their figurines come up once in auctions. According to the Chipman Encyclopedia, the company made artware up until WWII when the partners Bob Cole and Herb Merris were drafted into service. The Will-George Climes business took up the production of the Cole-Merris line after they left for the war.

I think a lot of the reason that these items are not really identified is because the mark for the company is a monogram type “CM” that most likely goes unrecognized. I don’t know whether or not the company may have also used paper labels to mark their artware and figurines.

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