Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Hull Pottery Find

I was a little early for my Weight Watchers meeting so I stopped at a nearby Consignment Shop for a few minutes to see what was new. Since I love vintage pottery, this little pitcher caught my eye. I collect McCoy pottery but this was Hull, which I don't know much about.  I liked the age and condition of the piece though and decided that, for $12.00, it should come home with me.


On the bottom, the pitcher is marked "Hull USA B29".

Among my antique books I had an older (1999) book about Hull pottery and pulled it out to see if I could find my little pitcher...

and there it was, shown in blue, on page 41.
I learned that my pitcher was made at the Hull factory in Crooksville, Ohio in about 1940. It was part of Hull's Nu-line Bak-Serve line. These utilitarian pieces were made in many colors, including yellow, pink, blue, aqua and my peach.

The biggest surprise was that my pitcher had a 1999 book value of  between $135.00 and 175.00!

When I started this post I was inspired by Junker Newbie's  "Would you Buy It Wednesday" party, but I already know that I would buy my little pitcher again. Not only was it a great deal, but I love how it looks in my living room filled with dried roses. Don't you just love a bargain?

If anyone reading this collects Hull pottery, I'd love to hear more about it from you.
Happy treasure hunting!

This post is linked to:
Would You Buy It Wednesday at Junker Newbie
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Transformations and Treasures at Pink Postcard
Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage
Vintage Thingy Thursday at The Colorado Lady
Best Yard Sale Finds EVER at Nesting Place

17 comments:

Junker Newbie Stephanie said...

Wow, that is wonderful! I'm not sure I would have picked it up but that's because I don't yet know much about pottery. Great job!

Thanks for linking up at my party :-)

http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

She Uses Her Words said...

What a great find! I would have bought that in a heartbeat!
Best, Karen

susanmarysunshine said...

I also collect McCoy but have stumbled across a couple pieces of Hull. LOVE this one, what an amazing find. The color is gorgeous. Nice find!

Dayle said...

I don't collect Hull pottery, but I have a couple pieces that belonged to my grandmother.

marian said...

oh Cheryl, what a wonderful find and i love its history..thanks for sharing!!

LV said...

You cannot go wrong with Hull or McCoy.

kpaints said...

I do indeed and that is a beaut! Good job! That is a Hull I have never seen and probably would never have believed it until you showed the label! Great find!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Nice! I love the old pottery. Such a pretty color.
deb

Amanda said...

What a great find! I do collect Hull, though I guess I don't know as much about it as I should! I haven't seen anything like your little pitcher! My pieces are mostly from the wildflower or water lily pattern.
Congrats on your new treasure!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Cheryl,
What a beauty and for such a great price!! I think it was a fantastic purchase!

hugs,
Debbie

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I am always on the lookout for Hall my boyfriends mother loves them I just purchased her the burgundy trimmed in gold with gold roses her collection started with one that was her mothers that years ago when you bought so much you received free items not sure how it all worked she told me but I must have not been paying attention! LOL

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this pitcher! I have one Hull teapot and it's really old and well loved (ie in chippy condition) but I love it! So yes I would have bought this pitcher for $12~~~ I'm always on the lookout for pottery and don't often see Hull but I do love it. hugs, Linda

Home Frosting said...

I would not have bought the pitcher only because the color does not go with anything I have in my home. However, you found a great item and it looks like it's in "mint" condition! Lesa

Claudia said...

Great find - I only have a couple of pieces of Hull. My friend has a huge collection.

xo
Claudia

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Wow...gorgeous piece! I have a couple of pieces...but not as ornate...

sal said...

I just picked up at my town dump swap shopt a cool & very different Hull pottery vase in dark green. The price was right-everything is free at the swap shop:)

Donna McCarty said...

I own this exact pitcher, the only thing I have of my grandmother Pearl Moxley who lived in Charleston, MO. She had 9 children, 25 grandchildren and upteen great grandchildren upon her death. I've owned the pitcher for many years now, but I remember it being in my grandmother's home always (since I was a little girl ). I'm glad I Googled it. Thank you.