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.

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VINTAGE WALLACE CHINA EL RANCHO DESERT TOWN SCENE 9 1/2 " PLATE
Current Price: $29.95
Current Bids: 0
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WALLACE China Desert Ware Tan Cereal Soup Bowl Brown Stripe 5" Across
Current Price: $7.99
Current Bids: 0
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WALLACE China Desert Ware Tan Cereal Soup Bowl Orange Brown Stripe 5" Across
Current Price: $7.99
Current Bids: 1
Ends in: 58m



Vintage Wallace China Westward Ho Boots & Saddle 15" Platter
Current Price: $129.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 19m



Wallace China Desert Ware 1947 Tan Tweed Pattern Set 4 Plates 9"
Current Price: $19.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 27m



WALLACE CHINA LOS ANGELES CA Vintage SOUP/CEREAL BOWL 1955 Restaurant Hotel Ware
Current Price: $5.99
Current Bids: 0
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Uncle John's Pancake house 9 3/4" plate & menu Wallace China 1959 Restaurant
Current Price: $30.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 44m



Vtg Hotel Multnomah Stirrup Room Cup Portland OR Wallace China El Rancho Western
Current Price: $19.99
Current Bids: 1
Ends in: 1h 50m



CZ374 CGC Photo WALLACE BEERY China Seas 1935
Current Price: $22.00
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2h 12m



Vtg Wallace China Westward Ho sugar bowl Till Goodan California Rodeo Restaurant
Current Price: $30.00
Current Bids: 15
Ends in: 2h 20m



Vintage Wallace China Company Los Angeles cereal bowl 1954
Current Price: $4.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 2h 29m



Wallace Fine China Sugar & Creamer Set Cup White with Silver Rim
Current Price: $9.95
Current Bids: 0
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Wallace China 18/8 - ROYAL BEAD - Solid Handle Knife (Narrow Handle)
Current Price: $5.95
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4h 18m



Porcelain China 20-pc set Wallace Silversmiths Holiday Vine Pattern New in Box
Current Price: $107.99
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 4h 57m


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