Locations: Van Nuys
Dates of Operation: 1950s - 1960s
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Lane & Co Van Nuys Calif//California Pottery 1961 Chip//Dip//Relish Tray #3060
Current Price: $7.99
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1959 LANE & CO VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA POTTERY PLATTER LONGHORN STEER CATTLE
Current Price: $60.00
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2 Lane & Co MCM California Pottery Retro 1960s Orange Ceramic Ashtrays 10"
Current Price: $29.95
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Vintage White Lane & Co. Pottery Dipping Sauce Bowl
Current Price: $4.76
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Vintage Retro Majolica Mallard Duck TV Lamp Lane & Co Californa Pottery MINT
Current Price: $75.00
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VTG Lane & Co California Pottery Sunflower Daisy Serving Relish Nut Dish Bowl
Current Price: $22.90
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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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VTG YELLOW 3-SECTION POTTERY BOWL by LANE & CO. 1960 VAN NUYS CA
Current Price: $16.98
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1957 Lane and Co. California Pottery Green and Cream Planter Bowl
Current Price: $9.95
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Lane Co Ceramic Candy or Snack Dish Orange Mid Century Modern Pottery
Current Price: $10.49
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Lane & Co. Van Nuys Calif Pottery 3 Pc Snack Set Pink White & Yellow Splatter
Current Price: $18.95
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Vintage Lane & Co. California Pottery Bright Yellow Candy Dish
Current Price: $12.50
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Lane & Co Chip Or Veggies And Dip Bowl California Pottery
Current Price: $25.00
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Vintage Lane and Co. California Pottery Sienna and Cream Appetizer Tray Platter
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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