Locations: Los Angeles
Dates of Operation: 1939 - 1960
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Complete 7 piece Vreni Santa Anita Ware Pink & Brown Swirl 1950s Lazy Susan
Current Price: $40.00
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Santa Anita Ware Flowers of Hawaii SHELL GINGER Round Platter
Current Price: $39.99
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Santa Anita Ware // Flowers Of Hawaii "Shell Ginger" // Six Salad Plates
Current Price: $50.00
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Pair of Santa Anita Ware 'Vreni' Brown Swirl Bowls - No Reserve
Current Price: $11.95
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VTG PINK SANTA ANITA WARE POTTERY BONE/SERVING DISHES - EUC
Current Price: $9.50
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Large Santa Anita Ware Mist Mid Century Modern Porcelain Ashtray Turquoise Silve
Current Price: $39.99
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Vintage Santa Anita Ware California 5 Piece Divided Server Lazy Susan Retro
Current Price: $55.00
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Santa Anita Ware Vintage California Pottery, Marked R-151 Cool Fire Effect
Current Price: $11.18
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Vintage 70's Retro California Santa Anita Ware Pottery Divided Tray Chips Salsa
Current Price: $14.41
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FAB RARE SANTA ANITA WARE CALIF USA Orange Blue Drip MAD YUCK FACE LIME Ashtray?
Current Price: $28.00
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Santa Anita Ware Calif R-40 Vintage Retro Green Daisy Serving Dish Platter
Current Price: $20.00
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VINTAGE POTTERY Santa Anita Ware Vreni Pink, Brown SAUCER LOT TR
Current Price: $14.99
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Vintage Flowers of Hawaii Yellow Hibiscus Dinner Plate 1949 Santa Anita Ware
Current Price: $12.00
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Vintage Santa Anita Pottery Ware Yellow Tulip Covered Casserole Dish PERFECT!
Current Price: $9.99
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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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