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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Miramar of California Art Pottery Nut or Candy Dish 1951 Retro
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VINTAGE MIRAMAR CALIFORNIA POTTERY PLANTER 1956 MID CENTURY RARE TEAL BLUE
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Miramar of California Vintage Pottery White Bowl #201
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1956 Miramar Of California Pottery Covered Dish #602 Pink
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Vintage Mid Century Modern RARE Miramar California pottery Asian Trinket Box
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VINTAGE 1956 MIRAMAR CALIFORNIA POTTERY COCKER SPANIEL DOG LETTER HOLDER SHABBY
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1956 Miramar Of California Covered Pink Pottery Dish #602
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Vintage Miramar Of California Planter Vase #914 Mid Century Pottery
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Miramar Vintage c.1954 California Pottery Modernist Brass Stand Centerpiece Bowl
Current Price: $135.00
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Mid-Century California Pottery Miramar 1957 Turquoise leaf dish or candleholder
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D3 Miramar Pottery Of California Pink Oval Casserole In Stand
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Vintage Mid-Century Miramar of California Pottery Brown and White Dish #973
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Vintage 1957 Miramar of Calif Yellow Pottery Pointed Corner Bowl / Planter
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PAIR Vintage 1952 Mid Century Asian Modern MIRAMAR Of California Pottery Planter
Current Price: $231.60
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