Locations: Los Angeles
Dates of Operation: 1952 - 1970s
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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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Vintage 1971 Miramar Of California POTTERY SERVING TRAY Platter Bowl Iron X-MAS
Current Price: $19.99
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Vintage Miramar California Pottery 1953 pink Planter in Metal Stand
Current Price: $12.99
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Miramar of California Pottery 137A & 137B Two Tier Serving Tray Cream/Gold
Current Price: $29.99
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VINTAGE CALIFORNIA POTTERY / MIRAMAR / DISHES / BOWLS / CASSEROLES (1)
Current Price: $4.90
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Vintage 1957 Miramar Calif Pottery White Divided Serving Dish/Platter #772 - USA
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Miramar Pottery Of California Yellow Divided Dish With Gold Serving Stand
Current Price: $18.00
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Miramar California Pottery Leaf Motif Lazy Susan Rust Orange White Retro Vintage
Current Price: $13.18
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Vintage Miramar California Green Car Planter California Pottery?
Current Price: $29.99
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Planter, Vintage 1956, Pottery Miramar of Calif.
Current Price: $7.95
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WHITE CABBAGE LEAF 3 BOWLS MIRAMAR CALIFORNIA USA POTTERY VINTAGE # 307
Current Price: $14.95
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Vintage Miramar Of California Planter Vase #914 Mid Century Pottery
Current Price: $16.09
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MIRAMAR Chafing Casserole Dish California Pottery 1958 OVENPROOF Rare Antique
Current Price: $37.95
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VINTAGE 1951 MIRAMAR OF CALIFORNIA POTTERY BAMBOO DESIGN PLANTER - 10.5" TALL
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Miramar of California Pottery Ovenproof Casserole Dish No. 139 with Lid & Stand
Current Price: $34.95
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