Locations: Pasadena
Dates of Operation: 1940s - 1950s
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Vintage California Pottery Walter Wilson Japanese Oriental Lady Statue
Current Price: $4.79
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Mid-Century Walter Wilson California Art Pottery Ho-Jai Bud Vase
Current Price: $24.99
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WALTER WILSON SIGNED CALIFORNIA POTTERY 9 5/8" RETICULATED PLANTER MAROON INSERT
Current Price: $22.67
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VINTAGE CALIFORNIA POTTERY GREEN STRAW HAT WALL POCKET WALTER WILSON AIR PLANTS
Current Price: $18.99
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WALTER WILSON SIGNED GREEN CALIFORNIA POTTERY 9 5/8" RETICULATED PLANTER
Current Price: $14.76
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Vintage Asian Lady Figurine Gourd Bud Vase Joy Ming Walter Wilson CA Pottery
Current Price: $29.95
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MID CENTURY WALTER WILSON CALIFORNIA POTTERY "STRAW HAT" WALL POCKET VASE
Current Price: $31.50
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WALTER WILSON CALIFORNIA POTTERY WALL POCKET
Current Price: $20.00
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WALTER WILSON California Pottery JESSIE GRIMES Lady Vase Planter
Current Price: $20.95
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VINTAGE FIGURINE VASE CALIFORNIA POTTERY WALTER WILSON "NANCY" c.1940's-1950's
Current Price: $8.99
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Mid Century Walter Wilson California Pottery Gold & Black Rectangular Vase, Deco
Current Price: $39.99
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Vintage 1940's NANCY BY WALTER WILSON, SIGNED Ceramic Pottery Vase Figure
Current Price: $26.99
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Vintage 40s California Pottery figural lady NANCY double vase by WALTER WILSON
Current Price: $12.00
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Vintage Ceramic Hand Painted California Pottery Walter Wilson NANNY 9" Tall
Current Price: $15.50
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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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