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Metlox Pottery began in 1927 in Manhattan Beach, California and grew to become one of California's premier pottery companies. There were two divisions within Metlox, the Poppytrail Division and the Vernonware Division (due to Metlox's purchase of Vernon Kilns in 1942). I carry over 70 patterns/color variations of Metlox. The Vernonware Division is listed separately (another sixty-five patterns). Like so many of the California potteries, Metlox closed in the late 1980s (1989). The dinnerware continues to be a favorite among collectors.


Antique Grape

Metlox' Antique Grape pattern is white/off-white with a raised grape design. The Antique Grape design came out in 1964, one year after the popular Sculptured Grape. It was done in what is called a Traditional Shape and is one of the more popular versions of the sculptured grape design. The other versions were Vintage Pink and Grape Arbor.Metlox' Antique Grape pattern is white/off-white with a raised grape design. It was done in what is called a Traditional Shape and is one of the more popular versions of the sculptured grape design. Production began in 1964 and ended in 1984. At some point, I don't know what year, they started producing a microwavable version.Metlox' Antique Grape pattern is white/off-white with a raised grape design. It was done in what is called a Traditional Shape and is one of the more popular versions of the sculptured grape design. Production began in 1964 and ended in 1984. At some point, I dot don

Metlox Antique Grape Dinner Plate

Autumn Berry

Metlox Autumn Berry dates to 1978. It has a cream background with brown trim and leaves and red berries. It was done in the American Tradition Shape.

Metlox Autumn Berry Split Vegetable Dish

Autumn Bloom/Delphinium

Melox' Autumn Bloom has a cream colored background with orange and yellow flowers around the border. It is the same pattern as Delphinium. The pattern originally started with the California Craftsman/Hollywood Craftsman name.

Bandero

Metlox' Bandero is done in the Potter Shape and was produced in 1969. The background color is somewhat grey. The bands are ultramarine blue and chestnut brown.

Metlox Bandero Dinner Plate

Butterscotch

This is a very elusive Metlox pattern. I don't know much about it, only that it exists and is very similar to the "plaids" done by Vernonware in earlier days.

Metlox Butterscotch Round Butter Lid

California Apple

Metlox starting producing the California Apple pattern in 1949. It is in the Ivy shape and features a pair of apples ( on the larger pieces) with dark green leaves.

Metlox California Apple Luncheon Plate

California Aztec

Metlox California Aztec is one of the "Freeform" designs, typical of the 1950s. It has a gray-flecked background with black squiggles going all around. It was the third in a series of "Freeform" shapes, making its debut in 1955. The pattern is one of the four "Freeform" shapes, typical of the 1950s.

California Contempora

Metlox California Contempora was done in the Freeform Shape. Not only were basic pieces produced in this colorful pattern but there were a limited number of holloware items in black and white that basically could go with any of the other Free Form shapes such as California Mobile, California Aztec and California Freeform. It was produced in 1955.

Metlox California Contempora Black Sugar Bowl and Lid

California Ivy

Metlox' California Ivy is one of the most recognizable Metlox patterns. Established in 1946, its success spawned an entire line of complementary pieces such as vases and planters. Other patterns followed its shape but never experienced the popularity of the original Ivy pattern. The pattern was discontinued when Metlox ceased operations in 1986.

Metlox California Ivy Dinner Plate

California Mobile

Metlox California Mobile is on of the Freeform patterns produced in teh early 1950s. Other Freeform patterns include California Aztec, California Contempora and California Free Form.

Metlox California Mobile Jam and Jelly Dish

California Provinical

Metlox California Provinical closely resembles Homestead Provincial except for the rooster in the center instead of a farm scene. The pattern was produced from 1956 to 1982.

Metlox California Provinical Dinner Plate

California Rose

Metlox California Rose was produced in 1959. It is a lesser known pattern and pieces are hard to come by.

Metlox California Rose Dinner Plate

California Strawberry

Metlox' California Strawberry is one of eight patterns done in what is known as the "Traditional Shape". The pattern dates back to 1961 and has a white background, green border red strawberries, white blossoms and green leaves.

Metlox California Strawberry Salad Plate

California Tempo

Metlox produced the California Tempo pattern in 1960. It came is a variety of colors: Sky Blue, Yellow Gold, Beige, Terra Cotta, Olive Green and White - all with a walnut-colored trim.

Metlox California Tempo Blue Dinner Plate

Cape Cod

Metlox' Cape Cod pattern was done in the Provincial Shape. It dates back to 1961 and has a white background with a blue border of floral loops.

Metlox Cape Cod Bread and Butter Plate

Central Park

Metlox Central Park offers a variety of leaves on a cream background. The pattern dates to 1953 and is done in the Shoreline shape.

Metlox Central Park Dinner Plate

Colonial Heritage

The Metlox Colonial Heritage pattern dates back to 1956. It depicts various farms scenes and animals as the two chickens shown here on the salt shaker.

Metlox Colonial Heritage Dinner Plate

Colorstax Apricot

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Apricot made its debut in 1980.

Metlox Colorstax Apricot Cereal Bowl

Colorstax Aqua

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Aqua dates back to the late 1970s.

Metlox Colorstax Aqua Dinner Plate

Colorstax Brick

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Brick dates back to 1984.

Metlox Colorstax Brick Dinner Plate

Colorstax Canary

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Canary dates back to the early 1980s.

Metlox Colorstax Canary Salad Plate

Colorstax Chocolate

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Chocolate debuted in 1978.

Metlox Colorstax Chocolate Salad Plate

Colorstax Cranberry

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Canary dates back to the early 1980s.

Metlox Colorstax Cranberry Dinner Plate

Colorstax Fern Green

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Metlox Colorstax Fern Green was produced from 1984 to 1986.

Metlox Colorstax Fern Green Cereal Bowl

Colorstax Forest Green

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Forest Green dates back to 1978. It was discontinued in 1984.

Metlox Colorstax Forest Green Dinner Plate

Colorstax French Blue

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax French Blue was one of the last colors and came out some time after 1984.

Metlox Colorstax French Blue Cereal Bowl

Colorstax Jade

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Jade dates back to the early 1980s.

Metlox Colorstax Jade Salad Plate

Colorstax Lilac

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Lilac came out in the early 1980s.

Metlox Colorstax Lilac Dinner Plate

Colorstax Midnight Blue

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Midnight Blue came out in 1978.

Metlox Colorstax Midnight Blue Dinner Plate

Colorstax Plum

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Plum dates back to 1980.

Metlox Colorstax Plum Salad Plate

Colorstax Pumpkin

Metlox'Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Pumpkin dates back to 1984.

Metlox Colorstax Apricot Salad Plate

Colorstax Rose

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Rose made its debut in the early 1980s.

Colorstax Sand

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Sand was the first color and it began in 1978.

Metlox Colorstax Sand Cereal Bowl

Colorstax Sky Blue

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Sky Blue dates back to 1978.

Metlox Colorstax Sky Blue Salad Plate

Colorstax Terra Cotta

Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Terra Cotta dates back to 1978.

Metlox Colorstax Terra Cotta Cereal Bowl

Colorstax White

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax white began production in 1978.

Colorstax Yellow

Metlox' Colorstax is very reminiscent of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta Ware. Solid colors were the rage before World War II and then had another spurt of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Colorstax Yellow made its debut in 1978.

Metlox Colorstax Yellow Salad Plate

Country Side

Metlox Country Side was produced for Sears, Roebuck and Company but in a limited amount due to a dispute with the Sears, Roebuck and Company. It was backstamped "Sears' 'Harmony House' Made in California" and did not have any reference to Metlox. It closely resembles Metlox' Homestead Provincial in color and content.

Metlox Country Side Dinner Plate

Del Rey

The Metlox Del Rey pattern is done in the "Confetti Shape". It dates back to 1955. This pattern has a white background with black loops and torquoise/blue and gray oval dots around the edge. I recently acquired a fine collection of pieces - check it out!

Metlox Del Rey Saucer

Delphinium

Metlox introduced the 1100 Delphinium pattern in January of 1942, one of the first patterns produced. Delphinium has blue flowers with pink centers. Its sister pattern, Autumn Bloom was introduced in 1946 and has orange flowers.

Metlox Delphinium Soup Bowl

Flamenco Red

Metlox Flamenco Red was made in the Studio Pottery Shape. It was introduced in 1971 and then discontinued in 1978.

Metlox Flamenco Red Dinner Plate

Gold Dahlia

Metlox' Gold Dahlia was done in the "Traditional Shape". The background is a golden honey with large yellow flowers with orange centers and green leaves.

Metlox Gold Dahlia Saucer

Golden Fruit

Golden Fruit by Metlox has a white background, a wide, honey colored border and a center of various fruits. The pattern began production in 1961.

Metlox Golden Fruit Salad Plate

Homestead Provincial

Homestead Provincial by Metlox is off-white with a green horseshoe-like border. A farm scene graces the center. The pattern is from 1950.

Metlox Homestead Provincial Bread and Butter Plate

Impression

Metlox produced the Impression Series in the early 1970s. The dinnerware was basically two-toned (except for the white) with a colored center and a cream-colored rim. Impression Yellow as made in 1971.

Metlox Impression Dinner Plate

La Mancha Gold

The La Mancha pattern came in three colors, gold, green and white. The gold version came out in 1968. It was in the "American Tradition Shape". The border was a dark charcoal brown and the salad plate displayed a brown flower in the center.

Metlox La Mancha Gold Bread and Butter Plate

La Mancha Green

The La Mancha pattern came in three colors, gold, green and white. The green version came out in 1968. The color was described as "green sea moss". It was in the "American Tradition Shape". The border was a dark charcoal brown and the salad plate displayed a brown flower in the center.

Metlox La Mancha Green Salad Plate

Lavendar Blue

Lavendar Blue is one of the later Metlox patterns. It dates to 1980 and features pink and lavendar chrysanthemums.

Metlox Lavendar Blue Dinner Plate

Lotus

The Metlox Lotus pattern looks very much like an open cabbage leaf. The series first started in 1974 and continued until the early 1980s. The apricot color came out in 1979.

Metlox Lotus Apricot Salad Plate

Matilija

Metlox Matilija is the same basic pattern as Wild Poppy only white. It was introduced in 1974 and features white poppies outlined in black on a white background with green leaves.

Metlox Matilija Bread and Butter Plate

Mission Verde

Metlox designed Mission Verde in 1966 using the Traditional Shape. It is a floral design done in shades of avocado green.

Metlox Mission Verde Creamer

Navajo

Metlox started producing the Navajo pattern in 1956 using the Navajo/Tempo Shape. It has a white background with a torquoise southwestern-flavored pattern around the edge. The finish is a satin glaze.

Metlox Navajo Soup Bowl

Peach Blossom

Metlox' Peach Blossom is done on the Blossom Shape. It was introduced in 1952. The background is cream with pink blossoms and brown stems.

Metlox Peach Blossom Cup and Saucer Set

Pepper Tree

Metlox Pepper Tree has an off-white-speckled background with green and brown leaves around the border. The pattern dates to 1957.

Metlox Pepper Tree Dinner Plate

Poppy Trail

It seems Metlox made some dinnerware pieces that cannot be attributed to a specific pattern but are just identified as being "Poppytrail".

Metlox Poppy Trail Cream and Sugar Set

Poppy Trail Series 200

Metlox began producing the Poppy Trail 200 Series in 1934. There were eight different colors in this solid-colored series.

Metlox Poppy Trail Series 200 Cup and Saucer Set

Provincial Blue

Provincial Blue by Metlox is the same as Homestead Provincial except for the color. The background is off-white with a blue horseshoe-like border. A blue farm scene graces the center. The pattern is from 1950.

Metlox Provincial Blue Dinner Plate

Provincial Flower

The Metlox pattern Provincial Flower was done on the Provincial shape (go figure!). It was introduced in 1962 and has a cream background with a wide brown border and potted tulips, somewhat reminiscent of Scandinavia.

Metlox Provincial Flower Dinner Plate

Provincial Fruit

Provincial Fruit by Metlox has a white background, a wide, dark green border and a center of various fruits. The pattern began production in 1960.

Metlox Provincial Fruit  Cup

Red Rooster

The Metlox solid colored Red Rooster pattern came out in 1956, one year after the "patterned" Red Rooster. The solid colored set was a brick red with a dark brown trim. Not all pieces were made in either pattern. The pattern was discontinued in 1979.

Metlox Red Rooster Soup Bowl

Rooster Bleu

Metlox Rooster Bleu dates to 1966. It has an off-white background with a colorful rooster and flowers.

Metlox Rooster Bleu Cereal Bowl

Sculptured Daisy

The Metlox Sculptured Daisy was another of their popular sculptured Poppytrail patterns. It had a matte finish on white background. White daisies and green leaves graced its borders. The pattern came out in 1964. Check out the Culver Glass "Daisy" glassware to match this pattern.

Metlox Sculptured Daisy Cookie Jar

Sculptured Grape

Sculptured Grape by Metlox was done in the Traditional Shape. It was one of the more popular scultured patterns. It has a white background with blue grapes and green leaves adorning the border. The finish is matte.

Metlox Sculptured Grape Dinner Plate

Sculptured Zinnia

Sculptured Zinnia by Metlox has a cream background with a border of orange and yellow zinnias. The pattern came out in 1964.

Metlox Sculptured Zinnia Bread and Butter Plate

Shoreline

Metlox Shoreline is a solid colored pattern. The Shoreline shape is somewhat square. All the Shoreline colored patterns were produced in 1953. Colors were: Deep Sea Green, Driftwood Brown, Horizon Blue, Seafoam White, Surf Chartreuse and Wet Sand Beige.

Metlox Shoreline Horizon Blue Cup and Saucer Set

Springtime

The Metlox Springtime pattern features a cream-white speckled background with blue flowers and green leaves.

Metlox Springtime Creamer

Street Scene

The Metlox Street Scene pattern was introduced in 1956. It was produced in the Confetti shape. The scene itself has a definite Victorian look to it.

Metlox Street Scene Dinner Plate

Vintage Pink

Vintage Pink by Metlox is just like Sculptured Grape only pink. Done in the Traditional Shape, it has a white background with pink grapes and green leaves adorning the border. The finish is matte.

Metlox Vintage Pink Dinner Plate

Wild Poppy

Metlox's Wild Poppy was introduced in 1972. Done in the Studio Pottery shape, it has a cream-white background with giant yellow and orange poppies.

Metlox Wild Poppy Dinner Plate

Woodland Gold

Woodland Gold by Metlox was the first done in the Traditional Shape. It has an off-white background and a center of sycamore-like leaves in brown, orange and yellow. The pattern and shape were introduced in 1959.

Metlox Woodland Gold Dinner Plate

Yorkshire

One of Metlox' earliest patterns, Yorkshire was introduced in 1937. The pattern came in pastels as well as bright colors.

Metlox Yorkshire Turquoise Blue Serving Platter

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