For a short time, 1921 to 1929, the firm also sold pottery imported from Europe. I have seen them listed as Hull. Dear Collector : How old is this Beswick Ware platter? Un-scored programs will generally sell at a higher price than a scored program but sometimes it doesn't effect value. A detailed history of Addis Emmet Hull, founder of the Hull Pottery company, is provided in this book, along with a chronological development of the company, including its contract with Shulton, the plant's flood and fire, and the resulting new plant, leadership, and lines. And another reason could be that the more you feed your pig, the fatter it gets.
The kitchen ware has a lot of pieces not marked and of course the novelty pieces were seldom marked or not marked at all. I'd love to know more about them. Is it similar to those regularly illustrated in hull catalogs, collector guides, and collector's websites? Hull's product line expanded to include , liquor bottles, and lamps. Is it overly bright and incongruous to the collection? It is being run by Sassies Estate Sales, Inc. Read below for a checklist for all those considering collecting or already enjoying the vast array of Hull pottery on the market. Often forgers are lazy about precision, using for example a gloss rather than a matte finish on an item through haste and carelessness.
Hull bought the Acme Pottery Company and started making ceramic wares. Hull used this same exact face on other planters that were marked. When an English potter misunderstood the word, he made a bank that resembled a pi … g, and it caught on. The supply of pieces in mint condition has fallen while demand from collectors has grown. Like many manufacturers of art pottery, Hull began with more utilitarian stoneware.
They look like pigs because someone made a mistake. An exceptional mint condition scorecard could sell for more. Glazes listed in Hull catalogs apply to all pieces on the market. As you can see, the selling prices at this auction were well under the listed values. Hull Pottery has throughout its run in pottery making used numbers to accompany the hull trademark as a means of identification for the convenience of company salesmen and for the factory workers. A super addition to a collection and a beautiful display item! The stiff competition and strong prices have always kept me from delving too deeply into the world of Hull.
I can spot a piece of pastel Hull from yards away. Banking cord blood is like getting an extended health insurance. Hull pottery is a popular collectors item, often imitated. I have not been able to find others like them. Consider the color of your potential piece. Top is blue sponge painted and the design on the front of the jug is lovely dark purple ahand painted grapes.
You did look there, didn't you? I soon discovered that pastels are only the beginning. No cracks or chips, excellent condition. I remembered seeing his collection when I was a kid and was curious to see what the pieces would fetch when they sold at auction. Hull was succeeded as president by Henry Sulens and later Larry Taylor. The trendy pastel matte lines of Hull Pottery were in high demand. With green leaves; white, yellow and pink flowers.
It is in very good condition with no cracks or chips other than a tiny pin-point size mark on the top rim above the one handle hard to see. This name caught on because the pig banks were mostly used by children, and a pig is a child-friendly shape that is easy to make out of clay. One such organization, The Hull Pottery Association is headquartered in Crooksville, Ohio. I never realized they were made by Hull until I looked through a price guide. In the mid-1980s the company was hit with multiple union strikes and foreign competition. Anyone know anything about this vase? For example, willow pattern would be marked with a W and a number. Classic Hull Pottery has such a strong collector base that bargains are hard to find.
It has survived 12 children, 40 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren thus far. California, 1940s : : Hull 32. In 1985 the company ceased operations and closed the plant. Whenever housewives could save an extra coin, they dropped it into one of their clay jars. Hull advertisements have been used to display the number and the piece. In March, 1986 the company ceased operations and closed the plant. Read price guides, research the selling prices on eBay, and browse antique malls, shops, and flea markets to get a feel for prices before making a purchase.