Featured Ceramic

Object Name: Figurine (Martin in green)

Artist/Manufacturer: Florence Ward/Florence Ceramics Company (Pasadena, CA)

Date range: 1946-1964

Material: Ceramic and gold leaf

Dimensions: 27.5 x 12 x 7.5 cm

Collection: Object Collection

Object ID: 2010.008.05

Credit Line: Gift of Doug Foland

Notes: The Florence Ceramics Company was started in 1942 by Pasadena housewife Florence Ward in the family garage at 1644 North Lake Avenue. Within seven years, the company built a state-of-the art ceramics plant on South San Gabriel Boulevard. Florence Ceramics produced high quality historical and literary figurines, birds, animals and artware for twenty-four years before being bought out by a rival company in 1964.

Technical Details

  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: February 25, 2011
  • Focal length: 52mm
  • Aperture: f/16
  • Exposure: 1/6 second
  • ISO: 200