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 VRENI BREAD PLATE
Current Price: $11.00
Current Bids: 1
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SANTA ANITA WARE VRENI COVERED SUGAR BOWL
Current Price: $13.50
Current Bids: 0
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SANTA ANITA WARE SERVING DISH MADE IN CALIFORNIA VINTAGE
Current Price: $8.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4h 55m



Santa Anita Ware 127 Cabbage Leaf Large Serving Bowl Cali Nasco Pottery Console
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 8h 50m



Santa Anita Ware Green Drip Glaze Mid Century Retro Leaf-Shaped Tray. R-17.
Current Price: $18.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 9h 17m



RETRO Santa Anita Ware-Triangle Dish & 2 Boomerang Dishes-Green/Lime Serving Set
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 11h 21m



@ASALE CALIFORNIA SANTA ANITA WARE R-26 GREEN DRIP GLAZE 3 LEAF LEAVES ASHTRAY
Current Price: $12.60
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 11h 27m



Vintage California Modern Santa Anita Ware Pottery Speckle Salad Serving Bowl
Current Price: $39.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 12h 44m



Santa Anita Ware Bamboo Tiki Hawaiian 8 Pieces California Plates Green Hawaii
Current Price: $175.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 13h 11m



Complete 7 piece Vreni Santa Anita Ware Pink & Brown Swirl 1950s Lazy Susan
Current Price: $48.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 17h 59m



santa anita ware divided serving dish R-38-39
Current Price: $7.50
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 18h 29m



Santa Anita Ware R-102 Two Part Tray
Current Price: $10.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 20h 55m



Vintage SANTA ANITA WARE CALIFORNIA MODERN Covered Cheese plate w/mouse handle
Current Price: $50.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 21h 48m



Early American Santa Anita yellow flowers Ware Gravy Boat California
Current Price: $0.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1d 5h 10m


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