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Hollywood Ceramics

Hollywood Ceramics appears to have been an off-shoot or subsidiary of Tudor Potteries, a Los Angeles company that was founded in the late '20s or early '30s. Best known for their ceramic tile, Tudor also produced other types of art-ware, including pottery made under the California Ware banner. Hollywood Ceramics appears to have come into being in 1950, and in promotional material sent to retailers their products were described as "designed by free lance Hollywood artists, moderately priced, proven business builders." Tudor was located, at least for a time, at 2406 East 58th Street in Los Angeles. Hopefully I'll have more information on this California pottery soon.

Hollywood Ceramics Deer value:  rarity:
Not found too often, this deer is in a particularly brilliant chartreuse that seems to have been a favorite with the folks at Hollywood Ceramics, as it was used on almost all the products they sold.
Hollywood Ceramics mark Makers mark on the bottom reads "Hollywood Ceramics, Hand Made in California."
Hollywood Ceramics Ram value:  rarity:
A similar style to the deer above, the Hollywood Ceramics ram has a striking finish of black with a white drip glaze.
Hollywood Ceramics Ram Back view of the ram. The bottom is inscribed, "Hollywood Ceramics, Hand Made, Calif".
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Hollywood Ceramics was definitely fond of deer/gazelle/ram designs, and included two on this example. Photos courtesy of an eBay seller from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp This angle shows the light fixture and planter area.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp ...and here it is casting a bit of mood lighting!
Hollywood Ceramics Gazelle value:  rarity:
A seldom-seen Gazelle TV lamp/planter by Hollywood Ceramics. This small lamp was originally set in a metal base.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Everybody seems to have done a variation on the comedy/tragedy theme, including this one from Hollywood Ceramics. Photos Courtesy of Herb Wanser of Anaheim, California.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp Here's a back view.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp Fortunately, Hollywood Ceramics was quite consistent in the marking of their products.
Hollywood Ceramics Rooster value:  rarity:
While this example is little worse for wear, the Hollywood Ceramics rooster lamp is a great design, and quite rare as well.
Hollywood Ceramics Rooster Back view of the Hollywood Ceramics rooster TV lamp.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Elephants weren't too common a subject for TV lamps, but this example from Hollywood Ceramics isn't the first.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp Back view.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp value:  rarity:
Wearing a black finish with dripped white decoration, this is one of the less common Hollywood ceramics TV lamps. Photos courtesy of Ron from Caldwell, Idaho.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp Back view.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp value:  rarity:
A rare one from Hollywood Ceramics, this horse is part of a series of TV lamps that consist of a decorative figure applied to a common base.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp value:  rarity:
A small yet attractive swordfish by Hollywood Ceramics.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp Small though it is, there's still room for a planter... sort of.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp value:  rarity:
This Hollywood Ceramics lamp is valuable both for its rarity and the popular rooster subject.
Hollywood Ceramics TV Lamp Back view.

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