Cleminsons of California was a very small pottery that only lasted from the early 1940s until 1963 - they actually started in a garage!
These two plaques are a great example of the kind of pottery they produced - rustic looking with a whimsical flare. The rectangular plaque features a child in sort of Alpine clothing playing a lute (?) or some other stringed instrument - s/he wears a green hat with a red tassel, a pink shirt with green dots, brown pants with green ties and brown shoes. The oval plaque is a similar style of dress but only a head shot - this child is wearing a green hat with a pink feather and a pink shirt with purple trim.
Both plaques are ivory with brown trim; the rectangle has a scalloped edge and the oval has a scalloped pink line just inside the rim. Each piece has two holes in the top to run a ribbon through for hanging - both pieces are hand-painted.
The rectangular plaque is 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" deep - the oval is 4 3/8" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" deep.
Both pieces are in very good condition with no chips, cracks or stains - they both have crazing which seems to be typical for Cleminsons.