Hull Pottery

Hull Pottery was founded in 1905, in Crooksville, Ohio, by Addis E. Hull when he bought the Acme Pottery Company. His company had over 400 people working for him. The A.E. Hull Pottery Company made art pottery, ceramic wares, novelties, stoneware and kitchenware.

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In 1917, they introduced their first line of art pottery. By 1925, they were producing more than 3 million pieces a year. To help keep up with demand, from 1921 to 1929, they also sold pottery imported from Europe, plus it was a little cheaper than manufacturing their own. During the Great Depression in 1929, they stopped importing and focused on making affordable stoneware which the American Clay Products Company helped sell. In 1937, they started producing pieces for Old Spice, including shaving mugs, bottles for cologne and lotion and much more. In 1943, they introduced what will become one of their most popular lines ever, the Little Red Riding Hood line, starting with the Red Riding Hood cookie jar.

A flood and fire destroyed much of the company in 1950 but they reopened a couple of years later in 1952. Under the leadership of J.B. Hull, they started to produce new items and changed their name to Hull Pottery Company. During the 1960’s, they started to produce dinnerware, with JCPenney being one of it’s largest customers.

They ceased operation in March 1986 after years of strikes took a toll on the company.

Hull Pottery Marks
Hull USA – pre-1950 vases
Hull Art USA – pre-1950 vases
Hull – in large script after 1950
HULL – in block letters after 1950

Hull Pottery Patterns, Lines
Brown Drip
Calla Lily
Ebb Tide
House ‘n’ Garden
Little Red Riding Hood line – one of the most popular lines
Magnolia Matte
Mardi Gras
Pine Cone
Water Lily

Popular Hull Pottery
Art Pottery
Artwares from the 1950’s
Banks – piggy bank
Cookie Jars – apple, baby, bean pot
Dinnerware from the 1940’s
Kitchenware – flared bowl, jardiniere, teapot, tea set
Lamps – pitcher lamp
Matte Wares from the 1940’s
Novelties – donkey planter, llama planter, monkey
Tile – decorative tile, faience tile, plain tile

Hull Pottery Value, Price Guide
Mid $ – Mid $,$$$


  1. Lucy December 16, 2017

    My husband and I have a large collection of different pieces and colors of hull pottery. But I’ve been trying to find the ice pitcher or some may call it the ball pitcher in the avocado. Have several in other colors, but can not even find a pitcher of avocado in any books on hull pottery. So my curiosity I’d getting the best of me. Has anyone got this piece or does it even exist?

  2. Trish March 14, 2017

    I have black outside and white glaze inside of sugar and creamer. Sugar has hill stamp on bottom with number 2270 and C11 stamped to side. Creamer has no markings but matches exactly. Want to know head made and worth. Thank you.

  3. Janna January 27, 2017

    I have a set of four tangerine drip dinner plates, and until this evening I also had four tangerine drip small plates…sadly, one has been broken. This is not the saucer style of plate that has a depression in the middle, it is just a plain small plate that is +/- six inches in diameter and identical in design to the dinner plates. I have looked on a couple of different websites for a replacement with no luck. If any of you have a lead on where I could try to find one I would really appreciate the information. Thank you!

  4. Jeff Wright December 31, 2016

    I have what looks like candy dish, green in color with shades of dark green fading out to a lighter green to the base of the dish. Nice and sturdy and have been using it for storing TV remotes, cell phone connections. On the bottom of the dish is itched the name: Hull USA 3/.
    Love the look but curious as to the history, etc. Please let me know any info on this item. Did some research on the web as to the founding fathers in Ohio, etc.

  5. wayne September 16, 2016

    I have a CORKY PIG BANK STAMPED ON THE BOTTOM hull pottery company CROOKSVILLE OHIO new. The normal markings for a corky pig bank is Pat pending 1957 Hull?
    What does this stamp mean and date wise?????

  6. Dorothy Carlone September 8, 2016

    I have a complete set of the brown drip dishes with extra pieces. Wondering what it is worth

  7. Stan Hahn July 16, 2016

    I have a white piece of Hull about 2 1/2 inches tall and oval. It has 14 – 1/2 round bubble shapes on it and has Hull USA and what appears to be the number 154 then 8 1/2″. Possibly a short vase? Would like to know more about it and can’t seem to find any pictures of it. Thanks

  8. rick brown July 12, 2016

    I have a 61/2 ” pink poppy vase that has the number 3 etched on bottom. What does that mean?

  9. rick brown June 27, 2016

    I have a 61/2 inch thistle vase
    I reckonize the markings but it has a 3 etched on it
    What is the significance of that?

  10. Frankie jones March 2, 2016

    At goodwill no cups pink flowers the hand price fore 30:00 was that good price thanks frankie jones

  11. Tara February 6, 2016

    I’m looking for a complete list of the brown drip pattern. I have collected most pieces, just need a guide to know what I’m missing. Thanks!!

  12. Debra February 6, 2016

    My mother has a brown pitcher with pattern all over it and a 499 and an H in a circle on the bottom. In perfect condition. Cannot find another like it on internet but have seen similar pitcher shaped like it. Just recently found out it was made by Hull but do not know anything else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  13. Michael Schwartz January 12, 2016

    I have a hull pottery piggy bank with an apple (ceramic) for a nose..did Hull produce Apple noses? Thanks

  14. Dennis Marshall January 3, 2016

    I have a platter marked H.P. Co. Oven Proof U.S.A. I think it’s a Hull piece but cannot find a record of them using initials. Here’s a picture of the mark:

  15. Steve October 12, 2015

    To Ronda Gross yes to your question Hull did and also they guilded the outline of the slip on the exterior of their Ware in 22k gold I believe.

  16. Tara Parkman July 17, 2015

    I have a black pitcher. Can not find it on any site. Bought at auction. Any Info

  17. Greg July 10, 2015

    Is there up-to-date pricing book for Hall pottery?

  18. M Baker June 20, 2015

    I was wondering if Hull ever made any bells. I have a pink bell with yellow flowers that looks like hull glaze but no markings.

  19. kayleigh May 17, 2015

    I recently purchased a few different pieces of the brow drip dinnerware from a garage sale for $5 for all. I know it’s a good deal but I don’t know how much they’re worth exactly and would like to know.

  20. Ronda Gross May 9, 2015

    I have a ball pitcher with gold trim on the top of the handle and spout, is this something that hull did or is it something the prior owner did?

  21. gordon February 5, 2015

    I have a yellow ginger jar .
    Underneath the cap it has painted j.f.
    Then there a capital H inside a circle and the same is on the bottom but wuththe number 12

  22. Jean January 28, 2015

    I have white pitcher with

    c (circled as copyright symbol)

    hull uSa


    Could you tell me if this is a genuine hull stamp, what is the name of the pattern, and approximately when would this have been made? Thank you for your interest.

  23. Deb January 13, 2015

    Imi have the brown dish set with pitcher and several items soul crocks with tops and they are marked H.P. C with a circle around it then Co and underneath USA
    Doesn’t looked stamped
    Can you tell me the age and if they are valuable thanks

  24. Tommy Elliott January 1, 2015

    I have a hull vase pink to green with wild flowers on the front and back double handle. It has a had written z mark on it. Is this the potters mark? and if so what is his or her name.
    Thanks Tommy

  25. Judy Clevenger September 24, 2014

    I have a cookie jar in the Brown Drip pattern. It is marked on the bottom Ovenproof USA. It has cookies across the front of it. I believe it to be Hull pottery. Can you tell me if Hull Pottery used the Ovenproof USA stamp?

  26. i have a full set of hull ware whats it worth September 19, 2014

    I have a full set of hull ware….. whats it worth

  27. Elaine Funkhouser September 8, 2014

    I have which appears to be a beige honey pot with top, approx 4 3/4″ tall and 4″ dia. it has yellow flowers with brown middle on front and on bottom it is marked “oven-proof, Hull USA, No. 43., could you give some info it please. Thank you.

  28. Charlotte August 31, 2014

    I would like to know the value of a tea pot, sugar and creamer marked Hull M 28 USA.

  29. Judy Schroeder July 31, 2014

    Was there ever a period when Hull was not stamped on the back? Bought some at an auction and some said Hull and the rest just said made in the USA-same pattern. Thanks

  30. Carolyn Reel February 27, 2014

    I have a Red Riding Hood Cookie Jar that is from the 1940’s I would like to know it’s value.
    She has a decal of mixed flowers on her skirt with a yellow basket with brown x’s. Can anyone please tell me as I have had her since I was 10 years old and now am 79. Excellent condition too.

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