Hagen-Renaker Through the Years

Hagen-Renaker Through the Years

by Nancy Kelly


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The Hagen-Renaker pottery company of California was founded in the garage of John and Maxine Renaker in the mid-1940s. They vigorously pursued the dream of having their own pottery company, creating appealing, yet affordable, figurines, along with a few table pieces. Their dream blossomed into reality, and the business has grown over the years, a testament to the desirability and durability of their creations.
Here are the unique products the company produced as it grew, illustrating how it and the designers who worked there evolved and matured. It presents hundreds of charming Hagen-Renaker creations, from their realistic horses to whimisical or stylized animals in many varieties. Also included are some fabulous test pieces, a chapter dedicated to identifying and dating Hagen-Renaker pieces, and a current price guide. This invaluable guide identifies the period in which these items were created, and gives tips for recognizing Hagen-Renaker models and the imitations that have followed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764313851
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Series: Schiffer Books for Collectors Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,276,133
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nancy Kelly lives in Michigan. Collecting Hagen-Renaker has been a hobby that has led to many lifetime friendships.

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