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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SANTA ANITA WARE FLOWERS OF HAWAII Red Anthurium Salt and Pepper
Current Price: $25.00
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Santa Anita Ware Flowers of Hawaii YELLOW HIBISCUS Gravy Boat
Current Price: $39.95
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VINTAGE 56 YEARS OLD SANTA ANITA WARE, R-38-39, 6 section, Dish,
Current Price: $29.99
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CALIFORNIA MODERN SANTA ANITA WARE LARGE 12" PLATE/ PLATTER
Current Price: $16.00
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SANTA ANITA WARE POTTERY CALIFORNIA MODERN SUNNY YELLOW 6 1/4 DESERT PLATE
Current Price: $10.99
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FAB RARE SANTA ANITA WARE CALIF USA Orange Blue Drip MAD YUCK FACE LIME Ashtray?
Current Price: $29.00
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Morelia Mexico Santa Anita Ware Butterfly Yellow Coffee Tea Cup Mug COOL!
Current Price: $9.99
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Santa Anita Ware California Pottery Green Dripware Leaf Shaped Chip & Dip Relish
Current Price: $5.00
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4 VINTAGE SANTA ANITA WARE CALIFORNIA POTTERY "MIST" SNACK SETS
Current Price: $39.99
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Santa Anita Ware California Pottery Yellow Lazy Susan 2 Large Inserts
Current Price: $10.99
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California Pottery Santa Anita Ware Platter Plate Robin's Egg Blue 12"
Current Price: $9.99
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Santa Anita Ware 2 part pottery dish California gloss white with brown specks
Current Price: $6.78
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American ART POTTERY Santa Anita Ware R-27 Leaf Serving Dish 3 section handled
Current Price: $19.99
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Vintage Santa Anita Ware California Modern Pottery Serving Bowl Tan Brown
Current Price: $19.95
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