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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 »
This sitting pig piggy bank was made by Hull Pottery (1905-1985), one of the largest and most famous manufacturers of collectible pottery in the USA. It was made between 1960 and 1985, when the company closed. This bank is mold number 196 finished in mirror brown with a foam drip finish. There is a hole in the bottom to retrieve the money. Hull pottery piggy banks and cookie jars are extremely popular with Hull Pottery collectors and piggy bank collectors. Hull Pottery dinnerware and other pottery items are also popular with collectors.Continue Reading »
This vintage gray 1957 Corky Piggy Bank made by Hull Pottery sold recently at auction for $305.
Hull piggy banks and other Hull pottery items are popular collector items. There are collectors clubs that specialize in collecting Hull Pottery and there are numerous books about Hull pottery. Hull pottery prices continue to rise as demand from collectors increases and the supply of pieces in mint condition falls.Continue Reading »