Until the advent of the internet, sightings were related from collector to collector, like spooky campfire stories. In the past six months, I have learned a lot about them.
It's not just two sculptures, but four, plus there are mold variations of them all. Lane and Company (1950-early sixties)... Please note that this is not the Lane furniture company. It is best known among collectors for its TV lamps and functional pottery. This company changed names several times in its short run.It also may have changed locations within Los Angeles County, from Van Nuys to Los Angeles, and back to Van Nuys. The Running Horse Mold was identified by her as one of her free-lance sculptures, although it is possible she did sculptures for Lane and Company before and after this period. Running Horse - Lane and Company Ceramics. Base underside inscription: Made in Calif. White clay with purple airbrush shading, green airbrushed grass, and overglaze gold hand painting on eyes, nostrils, body sections, hooves, and accenting grass swathes. Also came in same deco but with charcoal gray body shading on white clay. The third known color is plain solid white with no detail painting, just clear iridescent overglaze. The item "Super Rare Vintage Maureen Love Mystery Horse Lane & Company Early 60s" is in sale since Saturday, January 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Horses\ Model Horses\Hagen-Renaker". The seller is "gateway1blue" and is located in Millersville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.