Locations: Los Angeles
Dates of Operation: 1939 - 1960
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay

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Originally, I had thought that Santa Anita Pottery had been located somewhere near Arcadia, CA because the Santa Anita Racetrack (and the Santa Anita Mall as well) is located in that area. I’m pretty familiar with that neighborhood, which is northeast of downtown LA in the San Gabriel Valley. In fact, I often drive through the area on the way to the thrift. So I had assumed this was near where the pottery had been located.

However, when I picked up Chipman’s book I saw that he placed it in Los Angeles dating back to near 1939. Then later in Lehner’s book on Pottery Marks, I saw that they even had the addresses of the pottery (first on Fletcher Dr., then later moving to San Fernando Rd.) The pottery most likely ceased operations before 1960.

I’ve found a number of different pieces from Santa Anita pottery - most common items seem to be single pieces of dinnerware, lazy susans chip and dip combos and decorative dishes. Some of the notable patterns on dinnerware include the “Flowers of Hawaii” patterns, the spiral swirl patterned Vreni line and the plain California Modern and the square shaped Carmel line. The “Flowers of Hawaii” line was rather popular in the 50s and included nine different types of flowering plants from Hawaii - see the photos for Cup of Gold before. The shape is actually the same as California Modern.

Many of the chip and dips and compartmental dishes have a vibrant “drip” style glaze in green or orange which was really popular with many of the California potteries.

One thing nice about pottery from Santa Anita is that it is nearly always marked, whether ink stamped or in-mold impression. I was trying to figure out why all the items I have are marked “Santa Anita Ware” - it turns out that the company also changed its name when it moved in the 50s. See the backstamps below…

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Duck Vreni Santa Anita Ware Pink Ducks (2) With Lids Vintage 50's
Current Price: $35.00
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SANTA ANITA Ware Red Anthurium Salad Plate 8" Flowers Of Hawaii
Current Price: $9.99
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Duck Soup Tureen Vintage 50's Vreni Santa Anita Ware With Lid and Ladle
Current Price: $65.00
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SANTA ANITA WARE MID CENTURY GREE LEAF ASHTRAY
Current Price: $24.00
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Santa Anita Ware Medium Green 12” Platter with Grape Vine Pattern kk
Current Price: $14.99
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Large Santa Anita Ware California USA Pottery "Mist" Ashtray Pale Blue & Silver
Current Price: $9.99
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Santa Anita Ware Ceramic Freeform Art Retro Serving Dish Crudite Crackers Chips
Current Price: $22.95
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Vintage Santa Anita Ware California USA Pottery Dolphin Dish Turquoise
Current Price: $12.99
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Santa Anita Ware TURQUOISE Sugar Bowl & Creamer
Current Price: $7.99
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Green fades California Pottery lot/ One Santa Anita Ware/ for servers or decor
Current Price: $28.00
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SANTA ANITA WARE GREEN FLORAL CASSEROLE BAKING DISH CALIFORNIA POTTERY
Current Price: $35.99
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Vintage MidCentury SANTA ANITA WARE ~ CALIFORNIA MODERN 12" Platter ~ Cream Tone
Current Price: $19.99
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CALIFORNIA MODERN SANTA ANITA WARE LARGE 12" PLATE/ PLATTER
Current Price: $16.00
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VTG/Antique Santa Anita Ware 2 Each NIGHT BLOOMING CEREUS Dinner Plates
Current Price: $19.99
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