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"California Originals" Torrence California/ "Firebird"with Lava Glaze / Circa 1950

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Art Pottery19 of 168Royal Haeger 8" "Ewer" RG 92 / Blue Green Drip Glaze / Circa 1960McCoy 9" Deco Vase /Matte Rose Glaze / Circa 1943
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Posted 11 months ago


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It really pays to get there right when a store opens because I managed to score some very nice pieces today, all from our fairly new Salvation Army Family Thrift Store. Things were just being put out and Christy just kept pointing to things and I kept First up This 12" "Firebird" figure by California Originals. It's done in an intense orange lava glaze with streaks of black and yellow. Still has it's original label too ! It matches a gondola console bowl I already have. Just need to find the other one and I'll have the set.

California Originals:
Heirlooms of Tomorrow was founded in the 1940s by William Bailey. The pottery was first located in Manhattan Beach, but in the '50s was moved to Torrance, California and renamed California Originals. It is believed that California Originals closed their doors sometime around 1980. Their vases, ashtrays, lazy susans, bowls and serving trays were produced in great numbers, and are typically found in beautiful (often bright) colors accented with gold decoration.


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 11 months ago
  2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 11 months ago
    Thank you Sean :) !
  3. Manikin Manikin, 11 months ago
    love love !!
  4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 11 months ago
    Thanks Mani ! :)
  5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 11 months ago
    Thanks Jay...You do need the shades to look at this one !
  6. rlwindle rlwindle, 11 months ago
    We had a set of these at our house that sat on the buffet in the dinning room, there is another one that is more upright and straight. Thanks for the memory.
  7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 11 months ago
    Your welcome rlwindle :) I hope I come across the other one eventually, I have a bowl as well and all three pieces would look incredible ! -Mike-

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