Catalina Gladding McBean: Avalon Art Ware (1937-1942)
Avalon Art Ware was introduced by Gladding McBean in 1937 and discontinued in 1942. Colors available were Matt Ivory (M.P. 5) and a two-toned combination of Matt Ivory exterior lined with a Turquoise Satin interior. The C-prefix to the shape number indicates the item was from a Catalina Island mold. Most of the 19 items in the Avalon Art Ware collection were from the Catalina Island molds. Avalon Art Ware was sold in the two-color combination with the exterior of the piece in Ivory matt and the interior in Turquoise satin. Candlesticks & candle-holders were sold in solid matt Ivory. Note that all of these shapes/numbers were also in the Catalina Art Ware line, with the exceptions of C-709 and C-313.
Although the shapes were also in the Catalina Art Ware line, they were in OTHER glazes and glaze combinations other than the exterior in Ivory with the interior in Turquoise satin. Solid Ivory pieces would be considered to be in the Catalina Art Ware line, with the exception of candlesticks and candle-holders which were also sold in the Avalon Art Ware line.