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Hull Pottery was founded in 1905 in Crooksville, Ohio by Addis Emmet (A.E.) Hull. Early lines consisted of common utilitarian stoneware, semi-porcelain dinnerware and decorative tile. In the 1920s, Hull began expanding the variety of the company’s product line to art pottery and began using a broader variety of colors and glazing techniques. Hull developed art pottery using primarily floral themes and trendy pastel mattes. Its product line expanded to incude piggy banks, liquor bottles, lamps, and florist ware. The company ceased operations in 1986.
Hull Pottery is a popular collectors item, often imitated. Recognizing genuine pieces of Hull pottery means knowing what marks and finish details to look for. Hull pottery has two sets of markings. Pre-1950 pieces are marked “HULL USA” and “HULL ART USA” and may have a paper label as well. Post-1950 pieces are marked “HULL” in large script or block lettering. Every pattern in the Hull collection is marked with a different item number. If this is missing from the base, the piece is a fake. Become familiar with the colors and finishes used on Hull pottery and check to make sure the size and weight of the piece is accurate to make sure it is authentic…Continue Reading »