Locations: Los Angeles
Dates of Operation: 1952 - 1970s
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Vintage Miramar California Pottery Brown Spotted Hound Dog Letter Holder
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vintage MIRAMAR of CALIFORNIA yellow green PLANTER art pottery 2.75" tall
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Miramar of California Pottery Planter Orange & Green
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Vtg 1957 Miramar of California Pottery Leaf Candy Dish Turquoise Teal Marked 700
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Vintage Miramar California BULLFIGHTER Pottery FIGURINE
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Miramar California Pottery Pink White Serving Dish Divided
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Vintage Miramar of California 973b 973c Pottery 4 Pieces
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Vintage Miramar by Embassy Mid Century 1950s Pottery Coffee Service For Six
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Vintage 1955 Miramar Of California Pottery Green Tree Stump Bowl Wavy Rim #263
Current Price: $6.29
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Vintage 1952 Mid Century Asian MIRAMAR Of California Green & Brass Pottery
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Vintage Miramar of California #380 Brown Lidded Pottery Trinket Box Basketweave
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Complete Vintage Miramar of California 973- 973b =973c Pottery 6 Pieces
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Miramar of California Pottery Lazy Susan Dishes Dip Bowls Peach #104 Set of 2
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7 Pc.Vntg Miramar California Art Pottery Dancers & Console Bowl Planters w/Stand
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Miramar Of California - Potteries of California

For years before I knew anything about California pottery, I’d see the above sign while driving near the northern end of the 710 Freeway. I always thought it was neat, though it was sad to see the abandoned building defaced with grafitti. Then, later on when we began collecting older dishes, I came across some Melmac pieces that were made by the company. It was neat to see the connection, since we live very close to the factory.

Still later, I realized that they had actually started out life as a California pottery in the 50s. They made a whole assortment of different items, such as garden pottery, planters, casseroles, ashtrays, buffet serving dishes, lazy susans, tv lamps, trinket boxes and figurines. The two items I tend to see quite a bit of are the serving dishes and ashtrays. One particular serving dish, which is shown in Chipman’s book, is striking for having a cradle that has handles that are actually made of pottery as opposed to wood or plastic. I see flowerpots quite a bit as well, like the green / yellow one shown below.

Miramar Of California - Potteries of California

The nice thing about Miramar pottery is that it is usually marked with a very clear and defined stamp. The mark will usually give the item number, and in some cases the copyright date. I don’t have any information about the persons involved with running the pottery. It is also not clear at what point in time they switched over to making only Melmac. But I think that the company may have started with pottery, added the plastics at some point in the 50s or 60s, and then finally switched over to making only Melmac sometime in the late 70s.

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