Locations: Van Nuys
Dates of Operation: 1950s - 1960s
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Vintage 1960 California USA Pottery Lane & Co #3000 Green Candy Condiment Dish
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Mid-Century Lane Co. Van Nuys Ca. Art Pottery Nubian Male Figurine Planter 1958
Current Price: $65.00
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Vintage Lane & Co Wing dish Leaf Shaped Dish Green holiday decor pottery dish
Current Price: $7.87
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Vintage LANE & CO CALIFORNIA POTTERY CONDIMENT RELISH CANDY DISH 1963
Current Price: $5.38
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Vintage TV Lamp Horse Stallion Lane & Co. Van Nuys American Art Pottery Western
Current Price: $39.99
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VINTAGE LANE & CO VAN NUYS CALIORNIA POTTERY 3060 Chip & Dip Dish NICE
Current Price: $3.00
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3 3/4" 1957 Lane & Co Van Nuys CALIFORNIA Pottery Bowl
Current Price: $35.99
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VINTAGE 1957 LANE & CO VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA POTTERY DECORATIVE SERVING BOWL
Current Price: $19.99
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Lane Co Ceramic Candy or Snack Dish yellow Mid Century Modern Pottery
Current Price: $24.99
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Lane & Co. California Pottery Ceramic White Brown Appetizer Dip Crudite Tray USA
Current Price: $23.95
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Vintage Lane & Co. Mid Century Modern Gold Pottery Horse-Van Nuys Ca.-LQQK
Current Price: $44.99
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Lane & Co Van Nuys California Pottery Bowl 3037 Divided Cobalt Blue Snack Dish
Current Price: $7.99
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1957 Lane and Co. California Pottery Green and Cream Planter Bowl
Current Price: $12.50
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SERVING TRAY CALIFORNIA POTTERY by LANE & CO. VAN NUYS 12" DIA. NICE VINTAGE !
Current Price: $30.00
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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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