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Complete Pacific Pottery Hostessware Piece List

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This is the only complete list of known Pacific Pottery Hostessware pieces. As one of the most extensive collectors of Hostessware, I compiled the list based on my own deep collection, other preeminent collectors, company catalogs, and other source material.

The breadth and depth of the Pacific Pottery Hostessware line is pretty incredible.With more than 200 different pieces in this line produced over a period of just ten years, Hostessware stands out as the most extensive dinnerware line produced in the 1930s. The Hostessware lineup included a wide range of individual pieces, serving ware, and kitchen items. There are indications that Pacific produced many one-off or limited production pieces that would be displayed in their company showrooms for department store buyers. If buyers picked it up, then the piece would be more widely produced.

Everyone wants to know about pricing, but the dinnerware market in general is fairly soft. Pacific is not widely collected due to relative rarity of the pieces, and pricing can vary wildly. The prices in the existing reference book are very out of date (not to mention biased) and are significantly higher than current market prices. The good news is that you can pick up Pacific fairly cheaply, the bad news is that it will take you a long time to pull a set together. If you have a particular question about pricing or value (or are looking to sell something), send me a note. A reminder that just because something is rare doesn’t necessarily mean it’s desirable.

Pacific Pottery Hostessware

Known Pieces

Check out Informal! The Completist’s Guide to Pacific Pottery Hostessware for a complete photo reference and information about each piece. Examples can be found in the gallery.

Number Piece
   CUPS & SAUCER
629 Cup, demitasse (2.5″)
631 Saucer, demitasse (4.25″)
608 Cup, tea (2.75″)
609A Saucer, tea (6″)
609B Saucer, coffee (6″)
607 Cup, coffee (flat bottom) – older style (3.5″)
634 Cup, coffee (flat bottom) – newer style
634 Cup, coffee (with foot) (3″)
313(A) Cup, punch (2.25″) – older style
313-bl Cup, punch (2.25″) – older style (BLACK)
313(B) Cup, punch (2.25″) – newer style
618 Mug, Tom & Jerry (3″)
   INDIVIDUAL PLATES
614 Plate, B&B (6.25″)
610 Plate, salad (7.25″)
611 Plate, luncheon (9.25″)
613 Plate, dinner (11″)
632 Plate, buffet (w/ cup well) – no tab
632 Plate, buffet (w/ cup well) – tabbed (5.75″)
615 Plate, divided grill (11″) (restyled)
615 Plate, divided grill (12″)
   INDIVIDUAL BOWLS
601 Sauce Dish (5.5″) (fruit bowl)
606 Sauce Dish (6″) (larger fruit bowl)
?? Bowl, 5.5″ (backstamped “Hostessware”)
667 Bowl, individual vegetable (6.25″ oval)
36A Bowl, handled soup
36AC Lid, handled soup
37 Bowl, onion soup
38 Bowl, tabbed (very early piece)
36R Bowl, mush (5.5″)
205 Baker (ramekin)
205C Lid, baker (ramekin)
206 Cup, custard
UNK Cup, custard (early)
654 Cup, sherbet
   TUMBLERS
409 Tumbler, large (5″)
411 Tumbler, small (4.25″)
418 Tumbler, antique (3.5″)
419 Tumbler, ball (5″)
431 Tumbler, barrel (4″)
433 Goblet, footed (5.5″)
651 Cup, cocktail (2″)
432 Coaster (3.75″)
   PITCHERS
420 Pitcher, ball
430 Pitcher, ring, 8.5″
427 Pitcher, 1/2-pt.
427-A Pitcher, 1/2-pt. (lid)
428 Pitcher, 1-pt.
429 Pitcher, 1-qt.
508 Pitcher, 2-qt.
508-A Pitcher, 2-qt. (lid)
417 Pitcher, antique
n/a Lid, pitcher, 2-qt. (see #508)
n/a Lid, pitcher, 1/2-pt. (see #427)
458 Pitcher, 1-pt. (restyled)
459 Pitcher, 1-qt. (restyled)
460 Pitcher, 2-qt. (restyled)
438 Carafe (w/ lid, wooden handle) – short neck (4 rings)
445 Carafe (w/ lid, wooden handle) – long neck (7 rings)
453 Buffet bottle (w/ lid)
410 Water bottle, covered (no handle)
630 Pitcher, martini
   SERVING BOWLS
640 Bowl, oval veg., divided (12″)
640A Bowl, oval veg., (12″) – lid
644 Bowl, oval veg. (9.25″)
664 Bowl, oval (12″)
677 Bowl, round veg. (8.5″)
? Lid, bowl, round veg. (#677)
602 Bowl, round veg., open tab handles, 9″
212 Bowl, serving, 6.5″ (pudding dish)
213 Bowl, serving, 7.5″ (pudding dish)
214 Bowl, serving, 8.5″ (pudding dish)
604 Soup tureen, covered
310 Bowl, salad (footed), 9″
311 Bowl, salad (footed), 11″
312 Bowl, punch (footed), 14″
314 Bowl, low salad (footed), 11-12″ x 3″
315 Bowl, low salad (footed), 8.25-8.5″ x 2.5″
663 Bowl, low 12″ (plainware)
624 Bowl, low 15″ (plainware)
623 Bowl, low 18″ (plainware)
   KITCHEN
215 Bowl, shirred egg dish, 6″
216 Bowl, shirred egg dish, 8″
? Bowl, batter (plainware) (large – on 12R bowl)
? Bowl, batter (plainware) (small – on 18R bowl)
301 Bowl, batter (on 12R bowl)
302 Pitcher, beater
   MIXING BOWLS
9R Bowl, mixing (10.25″)
12R Bowl, mixing (9.5″)
18R Bowl, mixing (8.5″)
24R Bowl, mixing (7″)
30R Bowl, mixing (6.5″)
36 Mini bowl, mixing, stepped (5.5″)
42 Mini bowl, mixing, stepped (4.5″)
48 Mini bowl, mixing, stepped (3.5″)
54 Mini bowl, mixing, stepped (2.5″)
60 Mini bowl, mixing, stepped (1.5″)
   SERVING PLATTERS
625 One-tier tidbit (11″) (on #613 plate)
626 Two-tier tidbit (11″,9″,7″)
412 Tray, target (small)
413 Tray, target, 15″ (tab handled)
451 Tray, target, 16″
444 Tray, oval, 13″
681 Tray, oval, 14″
682 Tray, oval, 15″
452 Tray, large, serve-all, 16″ (center well)
660 Platter, fish, 15.75″
661 Tray, serve-all, 11.25″ (center well)
659 Tray, 10.5″ (rectangular)
616 Tray, 12.5″ (rectangular)
617 Tray, 15″ (rectangular)
612 Plate, chop (15.75″)
619(a) Plate, cake (13″)
619(b) Plate, cake (14″)
680 Plate, chop (12″) (larger version of #639)
639 Plate, muffin warmer, 11.25″ (w/ wells for lid)
622 Flat salad server, 17″ (plainware)
627 Plate, 17″ – plainware (w/ lazy susan)
635 Cheese board (w/ wooden insert) (on #613 plate)
636 Cheese board (on #619 cake plate)
414 Cheese board (on #413 tab-handled platter)
 ? Cheese board (on #451 target platter)
   SERVING ACCESSORIES
668 Cover, toast platter (fits on #610 7″ plate)
603 Plate, relish, 3 part (9.5″)
641 Gravy boat
620-621 Salt & pepper shakers
662 Server, relish, 4 part (w/ handle)
643 Six compartment relish (handled), 16″
669 Butter dish (w/ cover)
207 Butter chip, 2.5″
437 Nut dish
434 Individual melted butter bowl, 4″ (decorated only?)
665 Server, salad dressing (divided, tab handles), 6″
666 Server, salad dressing, ind. (w/ handles)
416 Cover, cheese and cracker, 10″ (see #414)
633 Candy dish, 9.5″
405 Melted butter / nut dish, 3.75″ (plain)
425 Refrigerator box w/lid (square)
426 Cigarette box
   KITCHEN & BREAKFAST
232 Oventop set – pepper
233 Oventop set – grease jar
234 Oventop set – salt
305 Cookie or Pretzel Jar
656 Child’s plate, divided
657 Child’s mush bowl
658 Child’s mug
435 Pitcher, syrup (w/ lid) (plain & ringed)
436 Pitcher, waffle batter (w/ lid) (plain & ringed)
448 Jam/Condiment pot with metal handle
639 Lid, muffin plate, 9.5″ (see #639)
? Eggcup (mini – unlisted)
605 Eggcup (early style)
642 Eggcup (later style)
   CASSEROLES
221 Covered roaster (18″) (rectangle, w/ lid)
200 Casserole, 7″ (w/ lid)
201 Trivet (for #200)
202 Casserole, 8″ (w/ lid)
203 Trivet (for #202)
209 Casserole, 9″ (w/ lid)
211 Deep casserole
1214 Metal casserole stand (for #209)
306 Condiment jar (multiple sizes, 4-6″)
   BEANPOTS
235 Beanpot  (6″ – small)
236 Beanpot  (6.5″ – large)
228 Beanpot (large) (plainware – w/lid)
227 Beanpot (7-7.5″) (plainware – w/lid)
226 Beanpot  (6-6.5″) (plainware – w/lid)
225 Beanpot (small) (plainware – w/lid)
231A Beanpot (individual) (plainware – no/lid)
   BAKERS
645 Pie plate, 8″ (removable handle)
638 Pie plate, 10″ (removable handle)
222 Baker, 6″ (removable handle)
223 Baker, 7″ (removable handle)
224 Baker, 8″ (removable handle)
   COFFEE/TEAPOTS
417 Coffeepot, drip, 10-cup
442 Coffeepot, demitasse, 6-cup (9.25″)
443 Coffeepot, demitasse, individual
447 Teapot, 6-cup
446 Teapot, 4-cup
440 Teapot, 8-cup (low)
439 Teapot, 2-cup (low)
   SUGAR/CREAMERS
407 Sugar bowl, individual
407A Sugar bowl, individual – lid
408 Creamer, individual
449 Creamer, demi
450 Sugar bowl, demi
403 Sugar bowl, early style (round)
403A Sugar bowl lid
404 Creamer, early style (round)
461 Sugar bowl, 3″ (restyled)
462 Creamer, 3″ (restyled)
463 Sugar bowl, 4″ (restyled)
464 Creamer, 4″ (restyled)

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