Pacific Coast Honey

Pacific Orange Blossom Honey

In the early to mid-1930s, Pacific Pottery manufactured stoneware oranges that were used by the Orange Blossom Honey company to sell honey. The “oranges” were filled with honey and sealed with a large cork. This design pays homage to Orange Blossom Honey in the design style of the fruit company packing labels.

Pacific Pottery Jim Lattie

Pacific Pottery’s Lattie Legacy

Melvin J. Lattie was Pacific Clay’s sales director in the 1930s. His son, Jim Lattie, later became a Pacific Pottery collector. As part of a set purchased from Jim Lattie’s estate in 2016, I was able to pick up Melvin’s black leather briefcase from the 30s – now a prized possession in my Pacific collection. Shown next to a photo of Jim Lattie from the late 1930s – parked on a Pacific Pottery vase.

Pacific Pottery Lattie's Briefcase

Pacific Pottery Delph Set 02

Pacific Pottery Hostessware Set in Delph Blue

Here’s a set of Pacific Pottery Hostessware in the hard-to-find delph glaze. I purchased this set from another collector in Santa Paula, California in 2016. This was likely a “wedding set” – complete set for 8+ with an assortment of serving pieces in near mint condition – looks barely used. I added the tab-handled target platter, which I purchased from an antique store in Pasadena on the same day (I knew it had been sitting in the store for months, so I figured I’d pick it up to go with the set while I was there). Delph is the fifth hardest to find color in Hostessware and complete place settings are extremely difficult to put together, so this was a great find!