Locations: Van Nuys
Dates of Operation: 1950s - 1960s
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1951 LANE & CO. CALIFORNIA CHARTREUSE YELLOW POTTERY VINTAGE AUTO RETRO BEAUTY!
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LANE AND CO. CALIFORNIA POTTERY INTERESTINGLY SHAPED BOWL 1952
Current Price: $14.99
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Vintage Lane & Co California Pottery Divided Vegetable Serving Dish
Current Price: $19.99
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Lane & Co Van Nuys, California Pottery Retro 1960s Harvest Gold Leaf Ashtray 13"
Current Price: $14.76
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Vintage Lane & Co. Large Green Pottery Pansy Ring 1954 E9
Current Price: $14.97
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LANE & CO. CALIFORNIA POTTERY VINTAGE DIVIDED CONDIMENT RELISH CANDY DISH 1960’S
Current Price: $12.99
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VINTAGE 1957 LANE & CO VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA POTTERY DECORATIVE SERVING BOWL
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Lane Co 60s Pottery 3 Part Divided Dish In Yellow
Current Price: $3.99
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LANE & CO. Art Pottery VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA Yellow DIVIDED DISH 1960 VINTAGE
Current Price: $4.99
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Vintage 1960 Lane & Co. Pottery Divided Candy/Snack/Relish Dish #3000
Current Price: $3.50
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Vintage Lane and Co California Pottery Hot Dog Serving Tray/ Platter Mid Century
Current Price: $39.95
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Vintage Large Turkey Platter Lane & Co, Van Nuys California Pottery
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3 3/4" 1957 Lane & Co Van Nuys CALIFORNIA Pottery Bowl
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California Pottery Lane & Co Van Nuys Mid Century Modern Planter on Brass Base
Current Price: $9.99
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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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