Locations: Paramount
Dates of Operation: Unknown
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US Pottery Paramount - Potteries of California

I’ve found extremely little information about U.S. Pottery of Paramount. Neither Lehner’s Marks or Jack Chipman’s books have any entries on this company. Chipman’s Bauer book does have a short blurb about the company, but it’s mostly a footnote in the “Bauer Look-Alikes” section. The company made a swirl pot that looks very similar to Bauer. I’ve seen a few examples and it certainly does look alike.

Other than that note, I haven’t been able to find much information on US Pottery which is sort of amazing since they were a fairly popular producer of gardenware. I have a feeling part of it has to do with the actual ware, which is utilitarian and seems somewhat lacking in design sense. The bright colors are nice, however. I’ve come across the two items above, a small bright orange flowerpot and a larger olive green pot saucer which I believe to be made by the company.

I’ve no idea on the dates this company produced items, though I think it was probably from the 1950s to 1970s. The city of Paramount, which is where the company was said to have operations, is directly east of Compton, near where the 105 and 710 Freeways intersect.

Most of the gardenware I’ve seen from them has an extremely thick glaze, and i’ve noticed that the clay used can be either red/brown or white. The olive saucer is indeed marked as U.S. Pottery and Made in USA. I’ve heard other items being marked with “U.S. Potteries”. Keep in mind that there are several different “United States Potteries”, most notably the one in Bennington, Vermont and another in Wellsville, Ohio. It’s probably wise to always tack on “of Paramount” when referring to the U.S. Potteries that was from California.

The orange pot is actually not marked as U.S. Pottery - but I’m about 75% sure it is from the company due to the heavy glaze, shape (the lip of their pots are notably large and the slope of the sides is rather severe) and the type of writing for “Made in U.S.A.”.

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