Since it was only $1, it came home with me.
I googled "Santa Anita Ware" and found the following info on this site: "Santa Anita Pottery began around 1939 in Los Angeles, California and ceased operations sometime in the late 1950s/early 1960s. I have pieces from eight of their patterns. For some reason, this manufacturer is harder to find."
I doubt its worth much, but it was fun to find out some background on the maker.
I keep my dogs food and water outside, but I figured this could be their inside water dish.
I think Sadie likes it... even though she looks totally sad and depressed in this picture. Soo cute.