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



Wallace Bouquet Los Angeles Calif Restaurant China Ironstone Brown White Floral
Current Price: $18.89
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SMALL 2 7/8" TALL WALLACE CHINA RESTAURANT WARE CREAMER 1950s PINK CREAM PITCHER
Current Price: $12.72
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EL RANCHO VEGAS WALLACE CHINA BOWL ZSA ZSA PHOTO POSTCARD NEVADA EARLY OLD
Current Price: $39.98
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Wallace China stainless 1-piece knife 9 3/8 inches long
Current Price: $1.00
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Wallace Wickham Stainless steel Large Serving Spoon 18/10 China New
Current Price: $18.33
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Wallace Hammered Stainless Set of 4 Dinner Knives 18/10 China New
Current Price: $23.03
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WALLACE CHINA SAUCER WITH UNMARKED CUP - RESTAURANT WARE , CODED 1949
Current Price: $2.69
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1950s Wallace China Westward Ho Boots & Saddle Saucer Plate 6 1/8" across
Current Price: $10.00
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WALLACE China RODEO 5" Tall WESTWARD HO Salt or Pepper Shaket Cowboy Horse
Current Price: $26.88
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Authentic Wallace China Westward Ho Rodeo Oversized Mug
Current Price: $8.99
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8 pc RARE Vintage WALLACE CHINA DESERT WARE PLATES COFFEE CUP SAUCERS FLOWERS
Current Price: $75.00
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5 RARE Vintage WALLACE China HAWAIIAN HIBISCUS PLATES TIKI BAR FLOWER LUAU
Current Price: $49.95
Current Bids: 0
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24 Pieces Vtg Wallace Silversmiths Holiday Vine China Christmas Fine Porcelain
Current Price: $199.00
Current Bids: 0
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HUMBOLDT COUNTY FAIR FERNDALE CALIFORNIA 7 INCH PLATE WALLACE CHINA
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 1
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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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