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!

  



Hagen-Renaker Gorgeous Pony Colt on Base RETIRED/ New/ Excellnt Condtn/ FREE S/H
Current Price: $22.95
Current Bids: 0
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HAGEN RENAKER Miniature Figurine PAPA BASSET #03154 NEW Excellnt Cndtin FREE S/H
Current Price: $13.95
Current Bids: 0
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3 mint HAGEN RENAKER MINIATURE OWL FIGURINES
Current Price: $15.00
Current Bids: 0
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Hagen Renaker Mini Nose Up Siamese Kitten Cat Figurine RARE
Current Price: $9.00
Current Bids: 0
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VINTAGE 1954-1957 HAGEN RENAKER #A-236 MINI BROWN LYING FOAL BY MAUREEN LOVE
Current Price: $11.00
Current Bids: 0
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Hagen Renaker mini miniature figurine piano bench no cat
Current Price: $9.95
Current Bids: 1
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Hagen Renaker mini miniature figurine blue bird wire legs
Current Price: $9.95
Current Bids: 0
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Hagen Renaker Vintage Retired Bluebird A167 Bird ONE YEAR ISSUE Chipped
Current Price: $10.95
Current Bids: 0
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Hagen Renaker LISTENING RABBIT BABY miniature ceramic figurine Fixed Ear
Current Price: $12.95
Current Bids: 0
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HAGEN RENAKER MYTHICAL MERMAID FIGURINE SO CUTE POPULAR `MINT
Current Price: $19.94
Current Bids: 0
Ends in: 1h 15m


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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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