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Dates of Operation: 1940s - ?
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Klages Pottery Birds California 2" and 2.5" Figurines Signed Rare Piece
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The Klages California Pottery Bluebirds on Stump
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Rare Klages Art Pottery 2 Birds On A Leaf Made In California Original Sticker
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I haven’t been able to find out too much about The Klages. They weren’t listed in Chipman’s encyclopedia, but I did find some reference to a “Klages” in the Bauer books and I’m assuming these are from the same couple: Walter and Olga Klages. They appear to be best known as secondary decorators who handpainted various designs on Bauer pottery kitchenware.

Chipman says that the couple had a studio workshop in Flintridge. I haven’t found any confirmation on that but it seems reasonable. Besides the decorated Bauer, we’ve mostly seen semi-matte glazed animal figurines like the rabbit and geese shown. Greenish brown glaze sort of reminds me of Haeger, or perhaps Freeman McFarlin. Interesting that they also had areas on painted bisque, such as on the eyes and the beaks of the geese. The ID marking that we’ve seen has been mostly gold stickers that read “Made by the Klages in California” or something similar. I don’t know when these types of items were produced - but the Bauer decoration goes back as far as the 40s, so we’d guess they produced from the 40s to the 60s.

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