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    Posted 5 years ago

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    HULL - USA


    Hull Pottery began production in 1905 in Crooksville, OH under the leadership of Addis Emmet (A.E.) Hull. The company’s early lines consisted of common utilitarian stoneware, semi-porcelain dinnerware and decorative tile. The company quickly established a firm market and enjoyed an excellent reputation for producing quality ceramics.

    In the 1920s, the pottery maintained its general offices and factories in Crooksville along with an office and showroom in New York, offices in Chicago and Detroit, and a large warehouse in New Jersey. As the company’s success grew, Hull began experimenting with a line of art pottery and also began using a wider variety of colors and glazing techniques.

    A.E. Hull died in 1930. Addis E. Hull, Jr. succeeded his father in the management of the business but left the company in 1937 to become the General Manager of the Shawnee Pottery Company. Gerald F. Watts became the new manager.

    By the late 1930s through the 1950s, Hull was producing a variety of lines. One of the most popular lines was Little Red Riding Hood. The line included cookie jars, canisters, sugar bowls and creamers. The art pottery lines with matte pastel finishes continued to develop primarily along floral themes: Orchid, Magnolia, Calla Lilly Open Rose, Irish, and Tulip to name just a few.

    Hull’s product lines expanded to include piggy banks, liquor bottles, and kitchenware. The company’s Floristware line was one of its most successful. From the 1940s through the 1960s, a plant or flower bouquet delivered from a florist was often contained in a Hull pot or figural planter.

    In June 1950, the plant was destroyed in a flood and resulting fire. Primarily because of Hull’s excellent reputation with its customers and buyers, the company was able to quickly rebuild and re-opened on January 1, 1952 as “The Hull Pottery Company”. J.B. Hull became General Manager.

    Through the 1950s and 1960s the company continued to expand and diversify its product lines to coincide with the times. New artistic lines such as Ebb Tide, Tropicana, Continental, Parchment and Pine, and Tokay were introduced.

    In the late 1960s through the mid-1980s, the company changed its production from artistic lines to predominately House ‘n’ Garden serving ware and Imperial florist ware. J.B. Hull died in 1978. Henry Sulens and, later, Larry Taylor succeed Hull as President of the company.

    In the mid-1980s the company was hit with multiple union strikes and foreign competition. In March, 1986 the company ceased operations and closed the plant. The building was sold to the Friendship Pottery Company. In August 1993, the building caught fire during renovation and was destroyed






    This was found at a thrift , normally I don't buy hull pottery , ive never had a thing for it I guess. But this one caught my eyes. its modern enough but simple enough for my taste.....


    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      This one is great because it will good enough with other modern glass from that time period. But yes I agree with you ive always passed on hull , but this one has passed my standards.

      Thankyou for the love icollect!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Yes it does and I agree with you and That's why I bought it and $2.00 why not!!
    3. Aimathena Aimathena, 5 years ago
      Oh that blue bird really goes well with the yellow. Really stands out for a great pop of beautiful colors
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Aims :)!!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Yes it does Aim I agree with you!!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou aghcollect!!!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou nutsabot!!!
    8. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      nice write sean..................
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Roy!!!!! :)
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Vetteman!!!
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Kevin!!!!
    12. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      I see what you mean now. I too pass on Hull, but lots of folk love it. Nice!
    13. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Amberose!!! your very kind!!!
    14. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Love it SEAN68, have some HULL here too -- Your photos are amazing too!!

      What kind of Camera do you use?
    15. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou antiquerose for the love and kind words , the kind of camera I use is a power shot A560 Ai AF by canon
    16. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Tom!!!! =-)
    17. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou pops for the love!!
    18. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      I wouldn't have thought that was Hull at first glance. Very modern compared to their usual style and very nice !
    19. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Nordicman32



      Karen for the loves :) I do agree with Mikelv85 , I thought the same thing when I saw and I guess That's why I bought for $2.00.
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou freiheit and gargoyle for the loves!!
    21. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou geo and Nadia!!!
    22. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Leah!!

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