Locations: Huntington Park
Dates of Operation: 1931 - 1964
Seller Values: Check average price on Ebay

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What you’ll notice first about many items from the Wallace China Company is that they are usually very sturdy and heavy vitrified china. I’ve seen a number of different pieces of restaurant and hotel ware marked as Wallace at the thrifts, but haven’t picked up too many for a few reasons.

The first is that I thought that like the H.F. Coors company, they were still in business producing restaurant and table ware. In truth, the Wallace company was actually absorbed into the Shenango China company in 1959 and eventually production of those items came to a halt in the 60s.

Secondly - many of the items I see are rather plain without any of the fancy marks or patterns that are attractive to restaurant ware collectors. Still, I’ve picked up a few of the plain examples recently just for fun. Here’s a simple small cereal or berry bowl in a solid green color:

Wallace China - Potteries of California

Backstamps on Wallace China vary; some include the pattern or line name but many just have a simple stamp along with a date code like this one that I have:

Wallace China - Potteries of California

Many will also say “Los Angeles” on the back. If you’re looking for information on the date codes for Wallace restaurantware there is a good reference at the Restaurant Ware Collectors Site. The company, which was founded by former members of Poxon China including Wallace B. Wood and son Frank Wood, began producing their wares in the 30s in Huntington Park. Chipman gives an address of 5600 DeSoto Ave, but I think this may actually be today’s Soto Street.

Popular patterns among collectors are the western themed Westward Ho line (produced in conjunction with MC Wentz) and El Rancho. Willow was produced earlier on and mimicked English designs in various colors. Other popular patterns included Hibiscus and Shadowleaf. Wallace also produced a ton of different customized patterns produced for various hotels and restaurants.

Here are a few pattern swatches, with obvious apologies to the real Wallace China collectors out there - I don’t collect this stuff…

Wallace China - Potteries of 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.

   Wallace China items



Wallace China Los Angeles California 4-P 9 1/2" Dinner Plate Windmill, Ship,
Current Price: $12.99
Current Bids: 0
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WWII Patriotic Cover Wallace sent to China/Yanks sink 17 Jap ship; Linto 8/30/44
Current Price: $8.00
Current Bids: 0
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Wallace China Restaurant Ware 1941 1 Turquiose Color Cup Turquiose 4Claw Saucers
Current Price: $29.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 3h 36m



Vintage Wallace China 9-L 1942 Platter Cowboy Cattle Restaurant Ware 12 1/2" Tan
Current Price: $49.99
Current Bids: 0
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SEXY JEAN HARLOW DRINKS WITH WALLACE BERRY - 1935 CHINA SEAS - SCREEN ICON
Current Price: $79.95
Current Bids: 0
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2 Vintage ART DECO MUGS WALLACE CHINA VICTOR MUG COFFEE CUPS diner retro
Current Price: $29.95
Current Bids: 0
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VEGAS 2 RN ROYAL NEVADA ? CHINA PIONEER MOULIN PHOTO POSTCARD WALLACE VINTAGE
Current Price: $29.99
Current Bids: 0
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4 Vintage GOLD RING WALLACE CHINA RESTAURANT WARE BREAD AND BUTTER PLATES 1962
Current Price: $23.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 14h 46m



Vintage Wallace China Pottery Water Pitcher WAl7 Pattern Discontinued 1950’s
Current Price: $49.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 15h 23m



CLARK GABLE,WALLACE BERRY,China Seas, f7013
Current Price: $29.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 16h 28m



Vintage SHENANGO CHINA OF CALIFORNIA GRAY MIST BOWL MID CENTURY MODERN WALLACE
Current Price: $25.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 16h 32m



Vintage Wallace China Cups & Saucers Set Restaurant Festival Brown Poppy Pattern
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 1
Ends in: 16h 41m



Vintage Wallace China Westward Ho Rodeo Pattern 15.5" Oval Serving Meat Platter
Current Price: $89.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 16h 58m



Wallace China Desert Ware Platter Double Letter Code Very Rare!
Current Price: $9.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 17h 8m


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