Happy New Year, Cats

Wednesday January 5, 2011

Hagen Renaker Josef Originals - Potteries of California

Hi folks - haven’t posted in awhile. We’ve been so busy with the A La Modern store that we’ve sort of neglected our collecting blogs. We found these two little cats today which was a nice way to start off the new year. The smaller one is a Hagen Renaker siamese, likely the “Papa Stalking” one made by Helen Perrin Farnlund in 1961. The larger one is from Josef Originals, and we don’t have a gallery up for that company yet either. We don’t know too much about the Josef figurines, except that this one was likely made in Japan. I believe the company shifted production from California overseas in the late 50s.

I was planning to do an end-of-year “California pottery spotting” post that detailed all the different items we’ve spotted lately. Have a huge backlog of cameraphone photos still to go through, so we’ll probably try get a post of those up soon.

In the coming year, we’re going to continue posting California Pottery with an emphasis on those items we’ve put up for sale in the main shop and our Etsy outlet. Incidentally, we’ve been slowly putting up California Pottery in our store - but if you see something in our photos here in the site and are interested in purchasing it - please let us know. Most of the things seen here will be for sale, except for a few items we’re going to keep for our own collection.

OK, look for a few more posts in the coming weeks - I hope this new year brings a lot of joy and California Pottery!

  



Vintage Hagen Renaker Miniature Figurine Mini Kitten on Hind Legs Standing
Current Price: $17.00
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Vintage Hagen Renaker Miniature Figurine Mini Persian Kitten Gray and White
Current Price: $21.25
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Vintage Hagen-Renaker Ceramic Miniature Figurine Siamese Cat Walking Kitten Red
Current Price: $17.00
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Hagen Renaker Specialty Frog Playing Guitar
Current Price: $20.00
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Hagen-Renaker Vintage Ceramic Miniature Fox Baby, standing, #A157, retired
Current Price: $14.99
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Hagen-Renaker Vintage Ceramic Miniature Fox Mama, Hind Legs, #A160, retired
Current Price: $10.99
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Hagen-Renaker Vintage Ceramic Miniature Spilled Milk Pail, retired 2000
Current Price: $11.99
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Hagen-Renaker Vintage Ceramic Siamese Cat, Fishing, A178, retired 1952, VHTF
Current Price: $79.99
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Hagen-Renaker Vintage Siamese Cat, seated, #A2, retired 1952
Current Price: $25.99
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Retired Hagen Renaker Baby Chimp in Blue Shirt
Current Price: $15.00
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  1. stacy Says:

    i have 3 identical pieces that are rectangular in shape they seem to look like they are part of a dip set like they were to fit in a tray of some type,white in color with raised hobnail on top and left sides of the dish. they have the carved in letters “calif USA on bottom. any clue as of identity?

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