Meyers California Rainbow
Meyers California Rainbow
Meyers California Rainbow at the California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica

Very little is known about Meyers Pottery other than they produced a line of solid-colored dinnerware, art and garden pottery in the mid- to late-1930s out of their facility in Vernon, California. Their dinnerware line, California Rainbow, is highly derivative of some of the larger potteries’ designs, specifically Pacific and Bauer. The California Rainbow mark is typically visible on larger items like plates, but is sometimes hard to see under the glaze. Most serving and smaller pieces are unmarked. You’ll find Rainbow in eight colors: turquoise, green, ivory, rose, orange, blue, yellow and black – some gloss and some matte finish.

Meyers California Rainbow Carafe
Meyers California Rainbow Carafe
Meyers California Rainbow Carafe
Meyers California Rainbow Carafe
Meyers California Rainbow BnB Plate
Meyers California Rainbow BnB Plate
Meyers California Rainbow BnB Plate
Meyers California Rainbow BnB Plate
Meyers California Rainbow Catalog Page

Many large dry goods and general stores issued large catalogs of goods that consumers could order. This page features Meyers “California Colored Pottery.” This is the only page I could find, but you can see the bleed through on the other side with more Meyers.

In all my collecting travels, I’ve only met a couple of people who specialize in Meyers. It’s very localized to southern California. With no information available about the company and its limited production run of pottery (they likely went out of business around 1940s – most manufacturing companies were required to switch to wartime production and those that couldn’t (or wouldn’t) weren’t allowed to make capital improvements in their business) There is a significant collection available for view in the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, California, on loan from a collector.