I find the products of the Torrance, California-based pottery Cal-Style all the time, particularly ashtrays, lazy susans and various types of serving dishes. So why does no one seem to know anything about this pottery?! Cal-Style could be tied to California Originals, but that's just conjecture based on the similarity of products and their common Torrance, CA. location. I'm on the hunt for info.
This beautifully sculpted pheasant from Cal-Style is one of the few TV lamps I've seen that can definitely be attributed to the California maker. Photos courtesy of Ron from Caldwell, Idaho.
|Cal-Style's pheasant is marked, Cal. Style. U.S.A. L-200 E-41020.|
At first glance, Cal-Style's swan looks somewhat like the one by Maddux of Calif., but it actually has a lot more detail. Photos courtesy of Debbie from Sharon, Pennsylvania.
|Back view. It is marked, Cal. Style U.S.A. L-202 E-4.|
|The swan has a faux wood grain finish that is reminiscent of that used by other California potteries, including Treasure Craft and Maddux.|
|One more look.|