Locations: Pasadena
Dates of Operation: 1940s - 1950s
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VINTAGE SIERRA VISTA CLOWN COOKIE JAR
Current Price: $20.00
Current Bids: 0
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Vintage Sierra Vista Train Locomotive Cookie Jar
Current Price: $44.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 15h 15m



RARE Vtg California Pottery Sierra Vista / Starnes Pig Cookie Jar Orig Label 50s
Current Price: $395.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 22h 27m



Sierra Vista vtg cookie jar dog red bow drum California
Current Price: $24.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2d 22h 49m



Vintage rooster cookie jar 12" tall Sierra Vista hand-painted Pasadena CA
Current Price: $29.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 1h 10m



DOG ON DRUM by SIERRA VISTA COLLECTOR COOKIE JAR
Current Price: $40.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 15h 39m



Sierra Vista Clown Cookie Jar California Pottery 1950's -G-
Current Price: $44.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 19h



BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE SIERRA VISTA ANTIQUE PHONE CERAMIC COOKIE JAR-NICE
Current Price: $19.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3d 22h 39m



Vintage Sierra Vista California Train Locomotive Steam Engine Cookie Jar 1950s
Current Price: $24.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 10h 4m



Sierra Vista Cottage Cookie Jar
Current Price: $15.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4d 17h 37m



RARE Vintage Jalopy Car Automobile SIERRA VISTA Cookie Jar
Current Price: $144.44
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 19h 4m



STARNES SIERRA VISTA Bank RARE Jalopy Gangster Car Cookie Jar
Current Price: $120.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 5d 19h 4m



Vintage 1950s Sierra Vista Clown Cookie Jar
Current Price: $56.25
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 6d 3h 11m



VINTAGE 1950's SIERRA VISTA CALIFORNIA CERAMIC CLOWN BUST COOKIE JAR
Current Price: $20.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 7d 13h 19m


I most closely associate Sierra Vista Ceramics with cookie jars, and I think most folks would know them from the cookie jar collector’s references. A quick search shows most results coming back for those, although I know they also made things like lazy susans. According to Chipman’s Scrapbook the pottery was established by Reinhold Lenaberg (Lehner’s Marks has the name “LenabUrg”) and both his sons Leonard and William were involved in the business, with Leonard later taking the helm. Other than that, there isn’t much information on the company.

Most interesting to me is the location of their shop on Fair Oaks Ave in Pasadena, cross street was Washington Blvd. I know this area fairly well and it’s fairly close to the Rose Bowl as well as several antique stores to the south. One of their specialties seems to have been a rather sinister looking clown head cookie jar, but they also had less scary looking ones like a telephone, pig and chicken. I believe that some of the cookie jars may be partially marked as Starnes since they were distributed by Walter Starnes, a dealer in downtown Los Angeles. You might want to keep that in mind when searching for them. Otherwise, they are usually marked with the company name - “Sierra Vista”, along with “California”.

Note: We've tried to provide as much info as possible on this pottery maker or artist. For further info, you may want to research the items they have on Ebay listed under this name. We've tried to hand tailor the searches below so they will bring up the most accurate results. If there are no results, it will list general California pottery.

  

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