Locations: Sacramento
Dates of Operation: 1913 - Present
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay



Vintage India Panama Horse Hat Hand Made Pottery Pitcher Made in England
Current Price: $44.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3h 5m



Vintage Panama Mexico South American Pottery Wall Candle Sconce Pair
Current Price: $45.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 19h 10m



VINTAGE 1920s GREEN PANAMA ART POTTERY VASE HANDLES EARLY CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO
Current Price: $225.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 22h 25m



Antique STONEWARE ADVERTISING Pottery Cigar Ashtray - INDIA PANAMA HORSE HATS
Current Price: $21.25
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 20h 37m



Panama Natives Digging Ancient Indian Graves For Gold Ornaments & Pottery sk3156
Current Price: $24.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 16h 10m



VINTAGE PANAMA ART POTTERY BLUE REBEKAH VASE HANDLES EARLY CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO
Current Price: $119.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 22h 31m



Authentic Cocle` Culture Panama Pottery Artifact 800-1200 A.D. Common Era RELIC
Current Price: $476.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 6d 22h 38m



VINTAGE INDIA PANAMA HORSE HAT Stoneware Pottery Crock w/ Lid Made in England
Current Price: $39.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 7d 12h 56m



Panama Pottery Makers Postcard by A.&L.G. 1950s
Current Price: $3.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 7d 16h 8m



HANDMADE IN PANAMA CLAY POTTERY VASE HIGHLY DECORATED 8¼"H X 3¾" SIGNED
Current Price: $9.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 9d 11h 36m



Panama Pottery from Barilles Archaeological Site Sc 939 MNH 2008
Current Price: $1.25
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 10d 10h 5m



Pre Columbian Polychrome Chiriqui Panama Bowl Pottery
Current Price: $280.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 10d 12h 33m



VTG English India Panama Horse Hat Ad Brown Stoneware Moira Pottery Jug Bottle
Current Price: $20.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 10d 14h 22m



Antique Vintage Panama Art Pottery Vase Sacramento California Mottled Green Rare
Current Price: $149.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 10d 19h 23m


Panama Pottery is a great story, sort of similar to Bauer’s ressurection some years ago. The Sacramento based pottery was re-purchased in September of 2006 and has undergone changes, but hopefully will be able to keep alive traditions of nearly 100 years. Since it was founded in 1913 (by Swedish immigrants) that makes it one of the longest running potteries in California.

I won’t try to cover all of the details about Panama, but encourage you to visit their website to find out more about the current state of the pottery. A basic history: Victor Axelson served as president from 1914-1928 and the company produced colored ware vases and other garden ware. This includes the type of pottery that is sometimes confused with Bauer items today. From 1943-1954 the pottery was operated by Noble and Ouweta Leonard. The plant continued from 1956 to around 1972 under Leonard and then Ouweta after Leonard passed away in 1963. Ramon Santos, who had come to Panama Pottery in 1948, ran the company with his wife Arselia from 1972 until very recently.

Panama Pottery has been re-established as a dual use facility, with pottery being manufactured for sale but also local artists being able to use the kilns for their work. About 70% of the pottery sold by the company is being made at the facility, while the remaining amount is being imported from other countries. I think this is the way to go with revamping a former pottery - you don’t want to have everything imported, but you gotta survive. Fostering local artists is also a great way to get the word out about the pottery.

I was meaning to visit Panama Pottery sometime to take pictures, but until then here is a photo from their website of the pottery yard:

Panama - Potteries of California

As said previously, a lot of the older wares are mostly known as Bauer copycats. This extends not only to the colored ware but also things like salt crocks and unglazed flowerpots. They also had pieces that reminded me a lot of Pacific’s glaze treatments.

Note: We've tried to provide as much info as possible on this pottery maker or artist. For further info, you may want to research the items they have on Ebay listed under this name. We've tried to hand tailor the searches below so they will bring up the most accurate results. If there are no results, it will list general California pottery.

  

Galleries By Company



Visit us on Flickr!

Identification

Resources

About

Latest News & Finds