Bauer Pottery Piece List
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California Colored Pottery

Designed by Louis Ipsen, featuring bright glazes produced by Victor Houser, and masterfully executed by potter Matt Carlton, Bauer launched their California Colored Pottery line in 1930. The first colors in the lineup included Chinese yellow, Delphinium blue, and Jade green. Over the next few years, Bauer added orange-red, cobalt blue, and black. Following a trend in more casual dining brought on by the Great Depression, customers were encouraged to create mix-and-match sets. Bauer offered the “ringware” version of the pottery in 1933, but continued to produce some plainware items until at least 1941.

Bauer introduced Hi-Fire around 1937 using a new talc-based clay that made the pottery more durable. While primarily an art- and gardenware line, Hi-Fire included some kitchenware pieces. Compared to standard ringware, the pottery is much thicker.

Colors

Through the 1930s, ringware came in a wide variety of colors, including Chinese Yellow, Jade Green, Royal Blue, Delph Blue, Ivory, Black, Burgundy, Orange-Red and White. The company introduced a light brown or rust color in the early 1940s. Gray, Olive Green, and Chartreuse were added in the late 1940s or early 1950s. While Bauer continued to introduce new colors in the 1940s, they stopped adding pieces to the ringware lineup as consumers moved on to other trends.

The following Bauer Pottery piece list includes items from their standard ringware dinnerware line, along with relevant pieces from the Hi-Fire series and plainware items that Bauer continued to produce through the early 1940s. I compiled the list based on available reference books, company catalogs, other collectors, and historical online auctions. Where known, accessory pieces like copper, wood, and iron racks and holders have been included. Stock numbers from the 1941 catalog are shown. Any ringware piece without a number was no longer in production by 1941. View the 1941 catalog here.

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Cups & Mugs

RINGWARE

Coffee Cup / Saucer [#59]

Tea (Punch) Cup / Saucer [#60]

Demi Cup / Saucer

Barrel Mug, 12 oz. [#44]

Beer Mug

Jumbo Coffee Mug [#59A]

PLAINWARE

Teacup / Saucer

Tall Mug

Beer Stein

Baby Mug

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Drinkware

RINGWARE

Goblet [#84]

Tumbler, large, 12 oz. [#26]

Tumbler, standard, 6 oz. [#26]

Tumbler, small, 3 oz.

Barrel Tumber [#51]

PLAINWARE

Goblet

Known Accessories

Copper & Raffia Handle (barrel tumbler)

Copper & Wooden Handle (barrel tumbler)

Copper & Wooden Handle (tumbler, 6 oz.)

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Carafes & Pitchers

Carafes & Pitchers

Wine Carafe (with lid)

Ice Lip Pitcher

Ring Pitcher, 1.5 pt. [#12]

Ring Pitcher, 1 qt. [#12]

Ring Pitcher, 2 qt. [#12]

Ring Pitcher, 3 qt. [#12]

Ball Pitcher [#13]

Carafe, 8 cup (metal handle)

Carafe, 8 cup (wood handle, San Diego Expo)

Carafe, 6 cup (tall, wood handle, with lid)

Carafe (plainware with lid)

Redesigned Pitcher (medium, 5″)

Redesigned Pitcher (large, 6.25″)

Beer Pitcher

Known Accessories

Metal Beverage Rack (wine server, 6 tumblers)

Copper Hostess Rack (ice bucket, 6 tumblers)

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Tea & Coffee Pots

RINGWARE

Drip Coffee Pot, 8 cup [#48]

Coffee Pot (snub nosed)

Teapot, 6 cup [#50]

Small Teapot, 2 cup

Creamer [#41]

Sugar [#40]

Small Creamer [#43]

Small Sugar [#42]

Creamer, 1 pt. [#16]

PLAINWARE

Teapot, 6 cup

Individual Coffee Pot, 2 cup  [#49]

Creamer with Lid

Sugar with Lid

Small Creamer

Small Sugar

Marmalade

Known Accessories

Copper Holder (small creamer & sugar)

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Individual Bowls

RINGWARE

Berry Bowl (4.25″ diameter) [#92]

Fruit Bowl (5″) [#53]

Cereal Bowl (4.5″) [#67]

Coupe Soup Bowl (7.5″)

Individual Covered Baker (with lid, 4″) [#77]

Lug Soup (6″) [#38]

Lug Soup (with lid, 5″) [#52]

Ramekin (Hi-Fire) [#208]

Eggcup [#55]

Sherbet [#83]

Custard Dish [#34]

Custard Dish (Hi-Fire) [#201]

PLAINWARE

Ramekin (plainware, 3.5″) [#78]

Sherbet

Known Accessories

Wire Rack (custard dishes)

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Serving Bowls

RINGWARE

Salad Bowl (round, 14″) [#82]

Salad Bowl (round, 12″) [#82]

Salad Bowl (round, 9″) [#65]

Vegetable Bowl (oval, small, 8″) [#54]

Vegetable Bowl (oval, large, 10″) [#54]

Vegetable Bowl (divided, oval, large, 10″) [#54A]

Pedestal Bowl (14″) [#81]

Nappie Bowl, #5, 5.5″ [#90]

Nappie Bowl, #6, 6.5″ [#90]

Nappie Bowl, #7, 7.5″ [#90]

Nappie Bowl, #8, 8.5″ [#90]

Nappie Bowl, #9, 9.5″ [#90]

Punch Bowl (large, 14″) [#69]

Punch Bowl (medium, 11″) [#68]

Punch Bowl (small, 9″) [#68]

PLAINWARE

Pudding Dish, #1, 5″ (plainware) [#32]

Pudding Dish, #2, 6″ (plainware) [#32]

Pudding Dish, #3, 7″ (plainware) [#32]

Pudding Dish, #4, 8″ (plainware) [#32]

Pudding Dish, #5, 9″ (plainware) [#32]

Pudding Dish, #6, 10″ (plainware) [#32]

Salad Bowl (round, 8.25″)

Salad Bowl (round, 10″)

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Kitchen Bowls

Mixing Bowls (standard)

Mixing Bowl, #36, 1 pt., 5″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #30, 1.5 pt., 6″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #24, 1 qt., 7″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #18, 1.5 qt., 8″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #12, 0.5 gal., 9″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #9, 1 gal., 10″ [#80]

Mixing Bowls, Hi-Fire Line [#200]

Mixing Bowls (plain)

Mixing Bowl, #6, 1.25 gal., 11″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #4, 1.5 gal, 12″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #3, 2 gal., 13″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #2, 2.75 gal, 14″ [#80]

Mixing Bowl, #1, 3.5 gal, 16″ [#80]

Kitchen Bowls

Batter Bowl, 1 qt. [#37]

Batter Bowl, 2 qt. [#37]

Beater Bowl, 1 qt.  [#31]

Beater Bowl, 1 qt. (Hi-Fire) [#202]

Beating Bowl Pitcher, 1 qt. [#37A]

Known Accessories

Copper Rack (#18 mixing bowl)

Copper Holder & Ice Tongs (#30 mixing bowl)

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Plates & Platters

Individual Plates

Dinner Plate, 10.5″ [#61]

Luncheon Plate, 9″ [#61]

Salad Plate, 7.5″ [#62]

Bread & Butter Plate, 6″ [#63]

Bread & Butter Plate, 5″ [#63]

Grill Plate, 10″ [#71]

Grill Plate, 8″ [#71]

Serving Platters

Chop Plate, 12″ [#64]

Chop Plate, 14″ [#64]

Chop Plate, 17″ [#64]

Platter, Oval, 9″ [#73]

Platter, Oval 12″ [#73]

Divided Relish Plate, 10.5″ [#86]

Butter Chip, 4.5″ (plainware) [#20]

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Kitchenware

Kitchenware

#3 Spice Jar, large, 6.75″ x 5.75″ [#21]

#2 Spice Jar, medium, 6″ x 4.5″ [#21]

#1 Spice Jar, small, 4.5″ x 3.5″ [#21]

Refrigerator Jars (with lid) [#47]

Refrigerator Jars, plainware

Honey Jar [#39]

Sugar Shaker, 5.25″

Mustard Jar [#85]

Cookie Jar [#98]

Beanpots

Beanpot, 1 pt., plainware (no handles) [#30]

Beanpot, 1 qt., plainware (2 handles) [#30]

Beanpot, 2 qt., plainware (2 handles) [#30]

Beanpot, 3 qt., plainware (2 handles) [#30]

Beanpot, 4 qt., plainware (2 handles) [#30]

Pie Plate, 9″ 9 (Hi-Fire) [#216]

Known Accessories

Copper Rack (refrigerator jars)

Copper Rack (pie plate)

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Serveware

Serveware

Footed Gravy [#99]

Butter, round [#96]

Butter, oblong [#56]

Pickle Dish [#97]

Ashtray, small, round, 2.5″ [#153]

Ashtray, individual, 3″ [#154]

Ashtray, individual, 4″ [#139]

Cigarette Holder, 4″

Nut Dish / Ashtray (Hi-Fire) [#216]

Casserole, 1 pt., 6″ [#36]

Casserole, 1 qt., 6.5″ [#36]

Casserole, 1.5 qt., 7.5″ [#36]

Casserole, 2 qt., 9″ [#36]

Salt & Pepper Shakers, regular [#88]

Salt & Pepper Shakers, tall [#79]

Salt & Pepper Shakers, ovoid (Hi-Fire) [#221]

Known Accessories

Copper Holder (regular salt & pepper shakers)

Copper Holder (individual ashtrays)

Copper Holder (Hi-Fire nut dishes)

Copper Rack (all casserole sizes)

Iron Holder (cigarette jar)

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