One of our favorite items to collect is California Pottery. Popular in the 1920s through the 1950s, California Pottery is famous for its vibrant colors and funky stylized shapes. There were many different manufacturers of California Pottery, and not all of them marked their wares with a company name...choosing to instead mark them "Made In Calif" or even "USA" with a mold number. Some of the most famous makers did mark their potteries, such as McCoy, Lane of California, Metlox, and Bauer.
This adorable little snack dish was made by Maddux of California. It is also numbered U.S.A. 3083-A. The geometric designs on this piece appear to place the manufacture date to the 1920s - 1930s (Art Deco Period). It is a deep green (almost forest green) color, and has minimal crazing and no chips. A beautiful example of this style of pottery!
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