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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VRENI Santa Anita Ware 29 pcs Dinner Salad Plates Teapot Creamer Sugar Cups 1951
Current Price: $129.99
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Santa Anita Ware California Blue And Green Leaf Bowl
Current Price: $14.99
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Santa Anita Ware Flowers of Hawaii - Cup of Gold - Tall Tumbler 6 Pc Set - RARE
Current Price: $300.00
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Santa Anita Ware Flowers of Hawaii - Cup of Gold - Salt & Pepper Shakers - RARE
Current Price: $74.50
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Pair Of 2 Ceramic Green Bowls, Mid-century Santa Anita Ware, handmade CA Ltp123
Current Price: $45.95
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Santa Anita Ware Flowers of Hawaii - Cup of Gold - 9" Round Vegetable Bowl RARE
Current Price: $64.95
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Santa Anita Ware Flowers of Hawaii - Cup of Gold - Coup Cereal Bowl Set of 4
Current Price: $100.00
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Santa Anita Ware Flowers of Hawaii - Cup of Gold - 10 1/4" Dinner Plate Set of 4
Current Price: $150.00
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Santa Anita Ware California Rancho Creamer & Covered Sugar Bowl w/ Lid EUC!
Current Price: $27.50
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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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Santa Anita Ware California Rancho Oval Vegetable Serving Bowl
Current Price: $14.50
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Early American Cup Saucer Set Santa Anita Ware Modern Americana Calif 1949 VTG
Current Price: $32.99
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Santa Anita Ware PLAIN & FANCY Heart Birds 9" Round Vegetable Bowl FREE US Ship
Current Price: $43.99
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SUNFLOWER SANTA ANITA WARE CALIFORNIA POTTERY USA CHIP & DIP LARGE SERVING PLATE
Current Price: $4.98
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