Locations: Van Nuys
Dates of Operation: 1950s - 1960s
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Lane & Co Van Nuys California Pottery Aqua Ashtray Model Number 654 1957
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Lane & Co Van Nuys California Pottery White Ashtray Model Number 652 1957
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Vintage Sponged Gold on Black Pottery Bowl Lane & Co. Van Nuys, Calif
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California Pottery 1959 LANE & CO VAN NUYS Longhorn Steer Cattle Platter Rare
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VINTAGE 1957 LANE & CO VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA POTTERY DECORATIVE SERVING BOWL
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Vintage Retro Pottery 2 tier Ash Tray Holder Stand Lane Co Hot Pink Squiggle
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Vtg Lane Co Van Nuys California Pottery Turkey Platter Thanksgiving Holiday Tray
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Old California Pottery Lane Co Fancy Lady on Sofa Console Planter Pot
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RARE 1962 LANE & CO. VAN NUYS CALIF.ABSTACT PURPLEW/DRIP GLAZE POTTERY DISH-MINT
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L@@K 1951 LANE & CO. CALIFORNIA CHARTREUSE POTTERY VINTAGE AUTO RETRO BEAUTY!
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Vintage Lane & Co. Pottery-Ashtrays--VanNuys-Calif
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UNIQUE 1958 LANE & CO. VAN NUYS CALF. POTTERY CENTER PIECE NATIVE HOLDING PALM L
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Vintage Lane & Co Bowl Planter 1954 Van Nuys California Pottery 50s and MCM Mod
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Vintage Large Turkey Platter Lane & Co, Van Nuys California Pottery
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Lane and Company - Potteries of California

For having produced quite a large number of pottery items, there isn’t a ton of information on Lane & Co.. The company was definitely located in Van Nuys - although, it’s very interesting because the address given in Lehner’s book is located nearly inside the Van Nuys airport! Perhaps the airport, which actually traces its history back to the 1920s, had not yet expanded when Lane was operating. Or, perhaps the address given was some sort of shipping point instead of the location of the actual factory.

In any case, the company produced from the early 1950s up to the late 1960s (at least). The two types of items I see the most of from Lane are planters and TV lamps. The latter is an area they are quite famous for among collectors of those curiosities. Lehner also notes a possible connection with a company called “Sunkist Creations”, although there isn’t much information about this arm of the company, if it was one. Interesting, because I seem to recall seeing some pottery items marked as Sunkist Creations.

Besides planters and lamps, they also made a host of different items like dinnerware, vases and table/wall decoration. One of the most common dinnerware sets they produced is a “western” themed line with cowboy and cow motifs.

The large ashtray shown below is probably in this western line. I find a lot of their items to be somewhat gaudy. I’ve passed on a number of occasions on items marked as Lane and Co. I did pick up the large purple planter below for a few dollars because of the beautiful drip glaze coloring.

One nice thing about Lane items is that they are frequently marked with the name of the company as well as an item number and a copyright date. I haven’t yet seen an instance where the full name was spelled out (Lane and Company) as opposed to “Lane & Co.” Keep in mind that they also did use paper foil labels for certain items - so some pieces may not be marked if the label has been removed.

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