Hall China Los Angeles teapot

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2015-06-26 11:01:39

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The Hall China Los Angeles teapot is a vintage teapot produced by the Hall China Company.

Background

Hall China was the world’s foremost producer of decorated teapots from 1910 until the mid 1940s. The company was established in 1903, and developed a single-fire-process that allowed them to produce pieces in a wide range of colours unique to the American market.

The Los Angeles teapot first appeared in a hall catalogue in 1926, and was manufactured intermittently until the 1960s. It was made in three sizes – a four cup, six cup and eight cup – of which the six cup model is the most commonly found.

The Hall China Company Los Angeles teapot

The Los Angeles model was produced in a wide range of solid colours, and a number of variations including teapots with gold decals and decorations, hand-painted decorations and two-tone teapots with coloured bands. The main colours used were:

  • Black
  • Blue Turquoise
  • Cadet
  • Canary
  • Chinese Red
  • Cobalt
  • Dresden
  • Emerald Green
  • Maroon
  • Monterray
  • Pink
  • Stock Brown
  • Stock Green
  • Warm Yellow

How much is a Hall China Los Angeles teapot worth?

Los Angeles teapots are popular with collectors due to the wide variation of designs and colours available. However, this wide variety means that prices can also vary depending on rarity, pattern and condition.

As with many Hall designs, teapots in Chinese Red are amongst the more popular colours although some examples with gold decals and decorations are rare and sought after.

Examples can be found on auction sites such as eBay with prices ranging from $20 up to $200 depending on the variation.

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