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 Pink & Brown Bowl ~ 2 Piece Set ~ Vintage
Current Price: $9.99
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Santa Anita Ware R-152 Divided Dish
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SANTA ANITA WARE SERVING DISH MADE IN CALIFORNIA VINTAGE
Current Price: $6.99
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SANTA ANITA WARE CALIFORNIA MODERN DARK GREEN SUGAR BOWL POTTERY
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Vintage Santa Anita Ware Cal Pottery divided blue leaf dish
Current Price: $9.99
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Greens fades California Pottery lot/ One Santa Anita Ware/ for servers or decor
Current Price: $29.00
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Santa Anita Ware Medium Green 12” Platter with Grape Vine Pattern kk3
Current Price: $14.99
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SANTA ANITA WARE Vintage USA California Pottery Dish or Bowl TURQUOISE
Current Price: $65.00
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VINTAGE PINK SAND SANTA ANITA WARE COVERED DISH CASSEROLE CALIFORNIA POTTERY
Current Price: $23.21
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MID CENTURY Santa Anita Ware - 12" Fantasy Platter made for RENA-WARE
Current Price: $4.95
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2 SANTA ANITA WARE CA Aqua Boomerang Pottery Dishes bowlsAtomic Age mid century
Current Price: $33.24
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SANTA ANITA WARE CA Aqua Boomerang Pottery Dish bowl Atomic Age mid century
Current Price: $9.49
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Extra Large SANTA ANITA WARE, California Leaf Dish R-146
Current Price: $15.00
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Santa Anita Ware Green Leaf Candy Nut Relish Dish Bowl w/ Handle #R-28 NICE
Current Price: $11.00
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