Description -- Complete with lid, ladle and underplate. All White body, swirl design, with raised grape and leaves design. Overall dimensions 13" x 10 1/2" x 9" tall. Very Good used condition with medium age crazing and a 1/4" rub on the edge of the underplate. "CALIF USA" "783" incised under glaze on bottom. Beautiful piece of California Pottery. I believe this to be circa 1950's.
Historical Data -- The pottery industry in California dates back to the days of the conquistadors. The term Caifornia Pottery is primarily used when referring to the many Southern California Potteries that were in operation from the late 1800's to present day. It is a collecting venue that is definitely on the rise and presents the prospect of worthwhile investment wth an excellent potential for increased value.