Locations: Pasadena
Dates of Operation: 1940s - 1950s
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Bowl with lid and mermaid on top pottery by Walter Wilson Cailif
Current Price: $30.00
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VINTAGE CALIFORNIA POTTERY GREEN STRAW HAT WALL POCKET WALTER WILSON AIR PLANTS
Current Price: $18.99
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Wall Pocket Walter Wilson California Pottery Green Vintage 50s Marked
Current Price: $17.95
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Vintage Asian Lady Figurine Gourd Bud Vase Joy Ming Walter Wilson CA Pottery
Current Price: $15.00
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WALTER WILSON SIGNED CALIFORNIA POTTERY 9 5/8" RETICULATED PLANTER MAROON INSERT
Current Price: $24.42
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VINTAGE WALTER WILSON CALIFORNIA POTTERY NANCY VASE
Current Price: $21.99
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Walter Wilson 373 Old California Studio Art Pottery Beige Square Vase FREE SH
Current Price: $25.00
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WALTER WILSON California Pottery JESSIE GRIMES Lady Vase Planter
Current Price: $20.95
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California Pottery Vintage Planter Pot Granite Ware & Red Signed Walter Wilson
Current Price: $24.00
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2 Mid Century California Pottery Walter Wilson Jai and Ming Figurines!
Current Price: $49.99
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Vintage 1940's NANCY BY WALTER WILSON, SIGNED Ceramic Pottery Vase Figure
Current Price: $29.99
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VINTAGE FIGURINE VASE CALIFORNIA POTTERY WALTER WILSON "NANCY" c.1940's-1950's
Current Price: $7.99
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Vintage Ceramic Hand Painted California Pottery Walter Wilson NANNY 9" Tall
Current Price: $14.00
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Walter Wilson Vintage Wall Tiles Asian Face Silhouettes California Pottery
Current Price: $16.49
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Walter Wilson - Potteries of California

I’ve seen Walter Wilson items a few times so far, such as the serving dish or planter shown above. I’ve yet to pick any up, though, because many of his items are Asian figurines from the period. I just find it difficult to get into that type of collectible, being Asian-American myself. I suppose it’s like African-Americans getting into those “mammy” caricature figurines. The Asian figurines were extremely popular, however, and many California companies produced ceramics like this at the time.

Anyhow, according to Chipman, Wilson’s business was based in Pasadena. Actually, it was located right on Los Robles near the intersection of Orange Grove. The items are often signed in-mold with his name.

[Edit: Walter Wilson’s son (also named Walter) was nice enough to write in to provide some info: “He designed all of his pottery himself and a gentleman by the name of Opel Love carved all of his molds. My grandmother Iva Wilson was his lead painter.”]

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