Locations: Los Angeles
Dates of Operation: 1939 - 1960
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SANTA ANITA WARE GREEN FLORAL CASSEROLE BAKING DISH CALIFORNIA POTTERY
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Rare 1950's Santa Anita Ware Leaf Dish With Asparagus Spear Handle
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retro matching tray dish set w. Lazy Susan Santa Anita Ware No. R-149 California
Current Price: $24.26
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MID-CENTURY MODERN CONSOLE BOWL SANTA ANITA WARE VRENI 9"WIDE x 4"TALL
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Santa Anita Ware California GARDEN of ROSES Dinner Plate
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Santa Anita Ware Signed Verni Platter 1951 Brown W/ Peach Pattern USA 🇺🇸
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Vintage Yellow Santa Anita Ware Bread and Butter Plate
Current Price: $6.50
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Santa Anita Ware Vreni Provincial Apple Yellow Dinner Plate
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SANTA ANITA WARE FLOWERS OF HAWAII SHELL GINGER 5PC SET BUTTER DISH CASSEROLE
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Santa Anita Ware turquoise blue cereal bowl
Current Price: $5.99
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SANTA ANITA WARE EARLY AMERICAN, MODERN AMERICANA OVAL SERVING BOWL 10"6/8X8"3/8
Current Price: $34.99
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Lot of 4 Saucers Small Plates DEL MAR Santa Anita Ware 1951 Pre-owned (see desc)
Current Price: $2.95
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Santa Anita Ware California Modern Covered Butter Dish Green MCM
Current Price: $18.94
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Antique Santa Anita Ware Calif USA R152 mkd 4-part Pottery Server Drip Leaf Tray
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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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