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



Vintage Small Creamer Pitcher WALLACE CHINA Los Angeles CA - Shadow Banana Leaf
Current Price: $29.95
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1972 print ad - Romanoff Beluga caviar & Wallace china silverware Wallingford CT
Current Price: $7.99
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Wallace China Desert Restaurant Ware Dinner Plate 9.5" 1947
Current Price: $12.00
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Lot of 6 Graniteware Stoneware Dessert Cups & 2 Wallace China Bowls Color CC3P2
Current Price: $40.95
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Wallace Hammered Stainless Large Cold Meat Fork 18/10 China New
Current Price: $9.02
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Wallace Hammered Stainless Set of 4 Salad Forks 18/10 China New
Current Price: $29.69
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Wallace Hammered Stainless Set of 4 Dinner Knives 18/10 China New
Current Price: $23.28
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EK880 CGC Photo WALLACE BEERY, CLARK GABLE China Seas 1935
Current Price: $19.99
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RARE Vintage WALLACE CHINA SHADOW ROSE OVAL PLATTER RESTAURANT WARE GRAY- 1952
Current Price: $49.00
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2 Vintage Wallace China Grill Restaurant Ware Dinner 10 1/2" Tan Plate EXC
Current Price: $13.18
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WALLACE CHINA WESTWARD HO - PIONEER TRAILS 9" LUNCHEON PLATE- ORIGINAL
Current Price: $119.00
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ABD-920 Photo WALLACE BEERY Scene from China Seas 1935
Current Price: $14.99
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Drexel Wallace Nutting Cherry Highland China Cabinet Hutch Break Front
Current Price: $989.00
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WALLACE CHINA, WESTWARD HO, RODEO , BOOTS & SADDLE, NESTING BOWL, TILL GOODAN,
Current Price: $625.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 8h 11m


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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