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



LOT OF 6 WALLACE 18/10 CHINA FLATWARE SILVERWARE (UNKNOWN NAME)
Current Price: $20.00
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Wallace China Beige and Brown Incaware Heavy Coffee Mug 1940s
Current Price: $12.00
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1 Wallace Heritage China NEWPORT 10" Dinner Plate EUC Silver Trim Made in Japan
Current Price: $3.00
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VINTAGE WALLACE CHINA GLAMOUR BOY WILSHIRE GASOLINE ADVERTISING MUG 4"
Current Price: $49.95
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Wallace China Westward Ho Rodeo Dinner Plate Till Goodin
Current Price: $85.50
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Boots & Saddle Westward Ho Restaurant Ware Small Creamer Wallace China c. 1945
Current Price: $54.00
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Vintage Desert Ware Wallace China Plate Restaurant Ware Tan Brown Stripe
Current Price: $4.99
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COFFEE MUGS - CHINA or FINE CHINA click on SELECT to browse or order
Current Price: $13.41
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10 3/4" Platter Wallace China Brown Airbrush Edge
Current Price: $6.95
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Vintage Libbey Shot Glass Set Original Box Wallace Longhorn China by Till Goodan
Current Price: $150.00
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4 RARE DINNER PLATES Wallace China ROSE PATTERN Unusual 1959 A-10 Vitrified VTG
Current Price: $79.00
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WALLACE 18/10 STAINLESS FLATWARE CHINA "CONTINENTAL FIDDLE" PATTERN SALAD FORK
Current Price: $12.99
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Wallace CHINA Restaurant Ware Grey & Burgandy Stripe 2 Coffee Cups dl
Current Price: $9.99
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Wallace CHINA Restaurant Ware Pink Seagull Plate & Wave Cup dl
Current Price: $19.99
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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

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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