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



Vintage 1984 Royal Worcester Porcelain Cabbage Patch Kids Plates 2 WALLACE CHINA
Current Price: $39.99
Current Bids: 0
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Wallace China Los Angeles Vintage Restaurant Ware Green Striped Coffee Cup/Mug
Current Price: $10.00
Current Bids: 0
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HUTSCHENREUTHER GERMANY FRUIT PLATES 3 WALLACE CHINA
Current Price: $14.99
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RARE Vintage WALLACE CHINA ROSELLE CHOP PLATE PLATTER RESTAURANT WARE LEAVES
Current Price: $49.95
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2 WALLACE MUGS Restaurant Ware Coffee Hotel China Truck Stop Vintage Los Angeles
Current Price: $26.69
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VINTAGE 1940-50's Till Goodan Wallace China Westward Ho Rodeo dinner plate 10.5"
Current Price: $99.00
Current Bids: 0
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WALLACE CHINA SERVING PLATTER 9-Y, DESERT WARE -TAN W/BROWN STRIPE
Current Price: $10.00
Current Bids: 0
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LOVELY ROYAL VALE BONE CHINA TABBY POPPIES CAT PLATE ENGLAND SIGNED D. WALLACE
Current Price: $12.75
Current Bids: 0
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WALLACE INTERNATIONAL KANESHO JAPAN LARGE WHITE CHINA 7 1/4in. WIDE ASHTRAY
Current Price: $5.99
Current Bids: 0
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Wallace China MFD Red Lined Small Coffee Tea Cup & Saucer Restaurant Ware
Current Price: $19.95
Current Bids: 0
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WALLACE CHINA RESTAURANT WARE WESTERN COWBOY CHUCK WAGON CUP & SAUCER
Current Price: $89.99
Current Bids: 0
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WALLACE CHINA WESTWARD HO RODEO PATTERN LARGE PLATE
Current Price: $134.99
Current Bids: 0
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JEAN HARLOW – CLARK GABLE - WALLACE BEERY - CHINA SEAS -MGM Vintage, Repro Photo
Current Price: $14.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 13h 48m



Wallace 18/10 China Stainless Silverware - Pattern Unknown 02 - Dinner Fork
Current Price: $4.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 13h 50m


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