Featured Ceramic

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.

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  1. April 16, 2015 at 7:59 am #

    Greetings to your fine museum.

    I will be showing my 100 pieces
    of Florence Ceramics of Pasadena.
    The largest antique show in the
    USA. Palmer Whirffs is held 4
    times a year in Portland OR.
    The July 10th and 11th will
    have 1400 booths. At each show
    they display a collection of
    different collectibles.

    Doug Foland
    Author 1st book. Florence Collectibles
    An Era Of Elegance.
    Portland OR.

    Posted by Doug Foland

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