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The information available on Wade of California has been very difficult to come by. The confusion has been furthered by the fact that “Wade” is a very popular name in pottery and ceramics and dates from the 1800s in the UK. However, the pieces that are found marked “Calif Wade” are DEFINITELY representation of the typical California Pottery look.

The majority of the items found are typically Ashtrays, Lazy Susan Chip and Dips and Leaf serving dishes. They are usually some combination of avocado green, brown-yellow and blue - they have a very 70s look to them. I feel they look very derivative of the Los Angeles Potteries, Freeman MacFarlane and Treasure Craft items. This is not to say there aren’t some attractive examples.

You’ll notice on the chip and dip above I found there is a huge chip on it - I actually did that myself when I knocked it into another piece of California Pottery. I need to be more careful - these pieces look so sturdy, but they’re easily damaged.

As to the history on Wade of Calif pottery pieces - I haven’t been able to find much substantiated information. As I said before, there is a chance that it is related to the Wade potteries in England. This seems to be backed up by a few documents I found saying that the Wade family had NUMEROUS members of the family who went on to operate potteries. And in fact, I believe there was one who moved to California.

In addition, I found one article here that talked about the connection between Hagen-Renaker and Wade. I’m not going to rewrite the information here, so please read that article for more information. In any case, this is very interesting because Hagen-Renaker is a well known California company that produces pottery (to this day) - so it’s not such a far stretch to assume that there was some collusion in producing various California pottery items that were marked with the Wade name. Keep in mind - all of this is speculation by me and nothing else.

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Wade California Pottery #723 - Vintage Divided Serving Dish With Handle - Green
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Vintage Wade California Art Pottery Pineapple Shaped Serving Bowl
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Vintage Mid-Century 2 section California Wade Pottery Serving Nut Dish Candy
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Vintage Wade of California Green Leaf Apple Pottery Serving Dish
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VTG Wade California Pottery Apple Motif Lidded Divided Serving Platter 16 X 8.5"
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Mint Vintage California Pottery USA Wade 504 serving dish low price full set.
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Vtg Wade of California art pottery mid-century brown drip apple lid relish dish
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VTG California Art Pottery Tray Plate Bowl PINEAPPLE WADE OF CALIF USA ( # 25)
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VINTAGE....WADE OF CALIFORNIA POTTERY.......... ASHTRAY
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Vintage Wade of California Green Leaf Apple Pottery Serving Dish
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Vintage Wade of California Green Leaf 705 pottery ceramic ashtray 1958
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Wade of California Pottery Shell Shaped With Apples Serving Plate Stamped #716
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VTG Mid Century Wade California Pottery Divided Condiment Chip & Dip Lazy Susan
Current Price: $42.49
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Green Ashtray Mid Century Atomic Ceramic #703 Wade California Pottery Retro Vtg
Current Price: $28.49
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