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 BIRD OF PARADISE TEAPOT FLOWERS OF HAWAII CALIFORNIA POTTERY
Current Price: $325.00
Current Bids: 0
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Bird of Paradise - GRAVY BOAT - Santa Anita Ware - Flowers of Hawaii (c) 1949
Current Price: $48.49
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 8m



2 ANTIQUE SANTA ANITA WARE OF CALIFORNIA CHERUB ANGELS WALL HANGINGS PLAQUES
Current Price: $38.00
Current Bids: 1
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3 MID CENTURY MODERN SANTA ANITA WARE YELLOW SPECKLED CRESCENT LAZY SUSAN DISHES
Current Price: $20.99
Current Bids: 0
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Set of 2 Santa Anita Ware blue cereal bowls
Current Price: $9.99
Current Bids: 0
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VINTAGE Retro 12" CHOP PLATE "Night Shadows" Santa Anita Ware Califronia
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 0
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VINTAGE RETRO 12" CHOP PLATE "Dutch Treat" SANTA ANITA WARE California Retro
Current Price: $14.99
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MIDCENTURY MODERN CANDY DISH Santa Anita Ware California w/ Handle 11.5"
Current Price: $9.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5h 2m



Mid-Century Santa Anita Ware R26, Green 3 Leaf Tray***BEAUTIFUL***
Current Price: $12.75
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 6h 2m



Santa Anita Ware, 4 Saucers, signed Vreni, Pink/Brown, 1950s 6" in diameter
Current Price: $15.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 13h 12m



Santa Anita Ware Leaf Relish Dish #2
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 0
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Santa Anita Ware Leaf Relish Dish #1
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 0
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2 Rare Santa Anita Ware Hi-FI 10 1/2" Dinner Plates~Space Age MCM Vector Design
Current Price: $22.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 17h 13m



Santa Anita Ware Pink Mist Tricornered California Pottery Dish 9.5" x 4.5" -Nice
Current Price: $9.75
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 17h 38m


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