The heyday of California pottery was from 1920's-1950's. Due to the topography of southern California there was no shortage of unique and interesting clay combinations. mix that with the skill and vision of the artisans/craftsmen in a rapidly growing area countless potteries were formed.
The Pink Strawberry lidded bowl is Valley Vista #310, California Pottery. It measurements are 5 1/2"tall with lid, and approximately 8" wide on top. This piece has no nicks, ships and is in pristine condition.
The Peach lidded bowl was produced by Belmar of Calfornia #320. This piece measures 6 1/2" tall with lid and approximately 7 1/2" wide on top. This piece also is in pristine shape.
The Turquoise and White Apple lidded bowl was produced by Hoenig of California. This piece measures 6 ' tall with lid, and is 5 1/4" wide on top. Refer to Photo # 4, showing some flea bites, on the upper portion of the handle. These do not detract from the beauty of this piece, from my perspective.
By 1948, "the Peak year for the Industry, over 800 ceramic concerns were in operation throughout California. With sunlight year round, an abundance of raw materials and relatively inexpensive natural gas, California became competitive with the centers of ceramic production such as the pottery Capital of the World in Eat Liverpool, Ohio and Stoke-on Trent, Staffordshire, England.
These pieces can be used in numerous interior decors, such as Retro, Shabby Chic, Mid Century or Hollywood Regency.
I just heard it from the grape vine that Dr. Who is re-decorating the Tardis, better decide quickly, you know he loves this fun California period, especially with the thought of year round sun.
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