Locations: Van Nuys
Dates of Operation: 1950s - 1960s
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay



Lane & Co. California Pottery Ceramic White Brown Appetizer Dip Crudite Tray USA
Current Price: $20.36
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Lane & Co.Pottery Van Nuys Calif.U.S.A. Chip& Dip Bowl with Lazy Susan # 3060
Current Price: $29.00
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RARE LANE & CO. PAIR ASIAN MAN & WOMAN PLANTERS/SIGNED 1952/CALIFORNIA POTTERY
Current Price: $85.00
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Vintage Black Mid Century Art Deco Panther Figurine Planter Lane & Co CA Pottery
Current Price: $29.99
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VTG Mid-Century Lane & Co California USA Pottery Brn Stalking Puma TV Lamp Base
Current Price: $9.99
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18" tall Ceramic Statues - Asian Man & Woman - Lane & Co Pottery 1953
Current Price: $125.00
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Vintage Lane & Co Ceramic Turkey Platter Van Nuys California Pottery 1959
Current Price: $23.82
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2 Ceramic/Pottery Harp Planters Turquoise Gold Specks Lane & Co.????
Current Price: $29.99
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1952 Sailfish California Art Pottery Lane & Co Tiki planter piece
Current Price: $34.99
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Lane & Co Turquoise Gold Swirl Set of 5 Planters Van Nuys California Art Pottery
Current Price: $39.95
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Turkey Platter Embossed Lane & Co 1959 Vintage Mid Century Porcelain Ca Pottery
Current Price: $44.95
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LANE & CO VAN NUYS SIGNED 1957 MID CENTURY POTTERY Textured BROWN & GOLD BOWL
Current Price: $20.00
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Set of 3 Crazed Vintage California Dark Blue Pottery Ashtrays Lane & Co Smoking
Current Price: $24.99
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LANE & CO. 3030 Curved Leaf DISH Van Nuys CA California POTTERY USA 1960s Bowl
Current Price: $14.98
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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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