It's fun to have an affordable collectible like teapots that you can use every day. While many of the highly collectible items like artwork and photography are out of the financial reach of the average American, American pottery is still a good value that you can collect without a great stain on your budget. With the value expected to rise on pottery, isn't it nice to have something you can afford that you can also use every day?
Hall China Company picture taken by Dustin M. Ramsey
The Hall China Company began producing teapots in 1903 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Robert Taggert Hall re-developed the durable single fire process after those made years before in China during the Ming Dynasty. Inadvertently, Hall China Company became the first pottery in the world to produce pottery which was completely lead-free. This was due not to particular environmental or health concerns, but due to the fact that the lead components would not work in the very high temperatures Hall China was fired at.
Sometimes the Hall China company makes popular original vintage Hall teapots again. You can tell an original teapot by the stamp, color, or the workmanship. Check with the experts to determine the true value and year of a Hall teapot.
If you've ever owned a Vintage Hall teapot, you'll know what all the fuss is about. These teapots are as functional as they are beautiful. First they are chip resistance, second they are non-porous, and lastly they can be found without the fine line crazing most older teapots have.
A few types of Hall tea pots are the Airflow, Bird Cage, Donut, Globe, Hook, and Windshield. The Hall China Company also made several commercial teapots designed for restaurant use.
Perhaps the most dramatic teapot made by Hall China Company is the beautiful Vintage Airflow Teapot. Introduced in 1940, the Airflow is a hit with the collectors. Red and colbalt blue with a gold trim are todays sought after colors by the casual collector.
Donut teapots are on of the most popular shapes ever produced. This Hall China Company teapot was introduced in 1938. Many collectors find this Deco style fits nicely with the newer Retro styles being created in homes today. The Donut teapot teapot was part of a series of 6 teapots created by Hall called the Novelty teapots. This came in quite a few colors and decaled patterns as well. Today Hall is again producing the cute Donut teapot . The newer teapots have the square Hall back-stamp as opposed to the round one used on older teapots. Collectors generally prefer the older teapots to the newer ones.
The Windshield Teapot was named from the stylized upper rim created in the popular Art Deco style. This teapot can be found with hand painted gold as well as decaled gold. The six cup shape was introduced in 1941 as one of Hall China's Gold Label series teapots. The spouts on the older teapots are thought to be of higher quality and are subsequently prized by collectors over the newer teapots.
The value on American pottery is expected to rise in the future. Many of SpecialTea Pots Vintage Hall teapots are under the collectors recommended value.