Locations: Los Angeles
Dates of Operation: 1952 - 1970s
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7 Pc.Vntg Miramar California Art Pottery Dancers & Console Bowl Planters w/Stand
Current Price: $75.99
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Vintage USA Pottery by Miramar - Covered Dish #602 (circa 1956) Collectible
Current Price: $13.95
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Unique Art Deco Miramar California Art Pottery Planter Deer Mid Century Rare
Current Price: $59.99
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Vintage Miramar California Pottery Baling Dish Square with Lid # 414
Current Price: $19.99
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VINTAGE MIRAMAR OF CALIFORNIA POTTERY LID ONLY FOR BAMBOO MOTIF BOX
Current Price: $9.95
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VINTAGE 1950'S MIRAMAR CALIFORNIA POTTERY PINK SERVING DISH 11" W/STAND
Current Price: $45.95
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VINTAGE MIRAMAR CALIFORNIA POTTERY DISH IN STAND W/ CERAMIC HANDLES, #946 YELLOW
Current Price: $24.99
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Vintage Ceramic Pottery Planter Brass Holder Miramar of California 1952 5" Tall
Current Price: $8.00
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Miramar California Pottery Pink Tulip Bowl with Metal Stand 1950's Mid Century
Current Price: $24.99
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A Cool Mid Century Modern Miramar Pottery of California "Bamboo Box and Lid
Current Price: $35.00
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Vintage 1950's Miramar California Pottery Brown Spotted Hound Dog Letter Holder
Current Price: $14.99
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Miramar of California 1950 Pottery Vase w Bamboo in Relief Mid Century Modern
Current Price: $18.00
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Vintage Miramar of California 973b 973c Pottery 4 Pieces
Current Price: $12.50
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Vintage DARK GREEN MIRAMAR of Calif POTTERY Dish in Caddy/Holder 1956
Current Price: $4.50
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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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