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Hull Pottery

Originating in Crooksville, Ohio, Hull is undoubtedly one of the most recognized names in American pottery production. With a legacy still supported today by the Hull Pottery Association, Hull pieces continue to captivate collectors on the auction market.

Addis Emmet Hull first opened the Hull Pottery Company in 1905, specializing in functional stoneware pieces as well as decorative ceramic tiles. Hull experienced almost immediate success. Thanks to this early success, Hull expanded its offerings to incorporate art pottery in a wider variety of designs and glazes, which helped to boost the brand’s popularity in the public eye. One of their most iconic designs was the Hull Brown Drip line, which accentuated the tradition of earthen stoneware with a rich brown drip glaze.

Though Hull pottery shuttered in the late '80s, their art pottery continues to be coveted today, with prices for well-preserved pieces on a steady climb.


Quick Facts

  • Founder Addis Emmet, or A.E. for short, stayed at the helm of the company until his death in 1930. His son, A.E. Hull, Jr., took over operations but left only seven years later to oversee another pottery manufacturer
  • By the end of the '40s, Hull pottery was as its peak, but a combination flood and fire in June of 1950 brought production to a standstill. Fortunately, Hull was back on its feet by early 1952
  • Authentic Hull pieces can be identified by studying the mark. For Hull pieces created prior to 1950, the bottom should be marked "HULL USA" or "HULL ART USA." Following 1950, these identifying stamps were truncated to simply HULL in all capital letters

Recommended Items at Auction

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Hull Art Pottery Vase
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Hull Art Pottery Vase
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$62 Bids
Hull Pottery
May 25, 9:00 AM EDT
Hull Pottery
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
Ceramic Bird Planters
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Ceramic Bird Planters
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Hull Magnolia Gloss w/ Gold Trim Vase 1947-1948
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss w/ Gold Trim Vase 1947-1948
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase 1947-1948
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase 1947-1948
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA H-4-6 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA H-4-6 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA H-5-6 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA H-5-6 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase 1947-1948 H-6-6 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase 1947-1948 H-6-6 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA H-7-6 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA H-7-6 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA 1947-1948 H-8-8 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA 1947-1948 H-8-8 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA H-9-8 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss Vase USA H-9-8 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss 1947-1948 Cornucopia H-10-8 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss 1947-1948 Cornucopia H-10-8 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss 1947-1948 Ewer H-11-8 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss 1947-1948 Ewer H-11-8 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Magnolia Gloss USA H-9-8 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Gloss USA H-9-8 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Hull Art Vase
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Art Vase
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Hull Art USA Vase
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Art USA Vase
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Hull Art USA 4-6 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Art USA 4-6 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Hull Magnolia Matte Vase 1946-1947 11-6 1/4
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Matte Vase 1946-1947 11-6 1/4
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Hull Magnolia 1946-1947 Vase 12-6 1/4
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia 1946-1947 Vase 12-6 1/4
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Hull Magnolia USA Vase 6-12
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia USA Vase 6-12
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Hull Magnolia USA Vase H-5-6 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia USA Vase H-5-6 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Hull Magnolia Usa Vase H-15-6 1/2
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Usa Vase H-15-6 1/2
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids
Hull Magnolia Matte 1946-1947 Ewer 5-7
May 28, 4:00 PM CDT
Hull Magnolia Matte 1946-1947 Ewer 5-7
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Hull Pottery


McCurley Auction Company

McCurley Auction Company

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Apple Tree Auction Center

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

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Block Auction House