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.
I have a handful of pieces in my personal collection, but due to it’s scarcity, it’s really hard to put a set together. Collectors will more easily find the two carafes, tall and short, and the occasional dinner or luncheon plate. The tall carafe is either found with a metal or wooden handle. Lids were either optional or got lost over time: It’s tough to find them. An almost identical tall carafe was produced by Paden City Pottery (Paden City, WV) as part of their Caliente dinnerware line. The Caliente carafe features a bakelite handle.