Locations: Van Nuys
Dates of Operation: 1950s - 1960s
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LANE & CO. ART POTTERY CHIP & DIP BOWL 12" DIAMETER NO. 8417 VAN NUYS, CALIF.
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Vintage 1951 BROWN LANE & CO Harp Planter - Califoria Pottery Nickerson
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Lane & Co Van Nuys California Pottery Snack Dish
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Vtg Lane & Co Van Nuys Calif Ceramic Pottery Chip Dip Server Snack Dish Tray
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Lane & Co Van Nuys Pottery California 1957
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Vintage Turkey Platter Lane & Co, Van Nuys California Pottery c1959 T-40
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Vintage Mid Century Lane & Co California Pottery Ceramic Avocado Green Planter
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Lane and Co. Pottery - Van Nuys, CA - #4065 Orange and Brown Centerpiece Bowl
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Lane & Co. California Pottery Ceramic White Brown Appetizer Dip Crudite Tray USA
Current Price: $23.95
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Rare 1952 Giraffe Planter by California Art Pottery Lane & Co 15" Tall Exc++
Current Price: $29.99
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Retro 1950s Lane & Co Van Nuys California Pottery Relish Tray VGUC
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Vintage 1958 Thanksgiving Turkey Platter Lane Co Van Nuys California Pottery T12
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Vintage Lane & Co. Mid Century Modern Gold Pottery Horse-Van Nuys Ca.-LQQK
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Lane & Co., Van Nuys, Calif. | California Pottery 1961 Chip & Dip Tray (#8417)
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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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