A E Hull Pottery Company
The A. E. Hull Pottery Company was an American-based ceramics manufacturer.
History & Description
Founded in Crooksville, Ohio, in 1905 by Addis Emmet Hull, the company was one of the leading ceramic producers in the United States during the twentieth century and manufactured a range of products, ranging from common utilitarian stoneware to decorative art pottery.
The majority of Hull Pottery’s most popular lines were created between 1930 and 1950, such as the Little Red Riding Hood line of cookie jars designed by Louise Bauer. In addition, decorative items and pastel coloured vases made in this period are also highly sought after by collectors.
The company ceased operations in March 1986.
Guide for collectors
A.E. Hull Pottery Company products continue to increase in price and, while the number of pieces in mint condition has fallen, the demand from collectors has grown.
Some of the most sought after Hull art pottery lines were developed along floral themes, such as Rose, Tulip, Calla Lily, Magnolia and Orchid. The company produced a variety of products, ranging from practical objects like liquor bottles, piggy banks and bowls to more decorative, art pieces such as vases and lamps. One of the most popular lines was Floristware, which was produced from the 1940s through to the 1960s.
Notable auction sales
On January 21st 2007 at Bean & Bean Auctions Inc. in Loveland, Colorado, a Bow Knot 12” basket, circa 1949-1950, realised a price of $700.
On October 22nd 2005 at Wickliff & Associates Auctioneers in Carmel, Indiana, a Wildflower handled vase realised a price of $550.
On March 25th 2007 at Burchard Galleries in St. Petersburg, Florida, a Wildflower 13½” ewer realised a price of $500.
On December 31st 2006 at Premier Auction Centre in Post Falls in Indiana, a Bow Knot 11” basket realised a price of $400.