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



8 pc RARE Vintage WALLACE CHINA DESERT WARE PLATES COFFEE CUP SAUCERS FLOWERS
Current Price: $75.00
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WALLACE CHINA WESTERN RESTAURANT DINNER WARE OVAL PLATE BLACK ORANGE LINES
Current Price: $24.00
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Vintage Wallace China (LA) / Victor Restaurant Ware Stoneware Cup Mugs ironstone
Current Price: $30.00
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Wallace Aegean fine porcelain fomal fine china 1-5pc. place setting new w/soup
Current Price: $149.00
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Set of 4 Wallace China Creamer or Syrup Pitcher Los Angeles California
Current Price: $24.95
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WALLACE CHINA, WESTWARD HO, RODEO , BOOTS & SADDLE, NESTING BOWL, TILL GOODAN,
Current Price: $650.00
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CLARK GABLE & WALLACE BEERY in "China Seas" Original Vintage Photo 1935
Current Price: $28.50
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The Russian Road to China - Scholar's Choice Edition by Lindon Wallace Bates
Current Price: $36.28
Current Bids: 0
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Divided Wallace China Till Goodan Designed Rodeo Dinner Plates
Current Price: $41.00
Current Bids: 9
Ends in: 7h 41m



F9356 CLARK GABLE WALLACE BEERY CHINA SEAS US ORIGINAL B/W PHOTO 8x10
Current Price: $36.99
Current Bids: 0
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VINTAGE WALLACE CHINA POTTERY BLUE AND GREEN CUPS MUGS SET OF FOUR U.S.A. MADE
Current Price: $19.99
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Vintage Wallace China Desert Ware Tan Cup and Saucer Restaurant Ware
Current Price: $8.25
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Signed BILL WALLACE OF CHINA *Medical Missionary*Christian Martyr*God*Communism
Current Price: $47.49
Current Bids: 0
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Wallace Wickham Stainless steel Large Serving Spoon 18/10 China New
Current Price: $18.99
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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

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