Hull trademarks were represented in different signatures, including stamped letters, incised, embossed and with stickers. the earlier pieces were stamped and
also incised and embossed signatures were used.
Incised defined is cut into, engraved or carved made by cutting into with a sharp tool an example of a Hull incised piece.
Embossed is defined as having raised letters and or symbols. EXAMPLE
Some patterns would have both incised and embossed signatures depending on the piece, as some pieces were borrowed from other patterns and new colors were added to match
the new pattern.
Some patterns would have Hull with a capital H and other patterns would be hull with small letters.
The name of Hull was not placed on all pieces although the more expensive pieces usually had Hull on them.
Some patterns would have Hull, USA followed by
a number or letter series mold number and size identification. EXAMPLE
Many of Hull's fifties lines were knnown only by their color treatment such as the Fantasy, Fiesta, gold metal and others. Some were marked with numbers and some were unmarked.
Hull used different foil labels at different times and for different lines. The Granada and Rosella patterns had
their own foil labels. In the 30s and 40s Hull used the foil labels on
the lines that were not marked with incised or embossed labeling on the bottom.
Even with signatures and markings on the bottom of Hull pieces they may be readable due to heavy layers of glaze over the incised marks and the embossed marked may be
hard to read due to the use of old molds.
The earlier Hull products such as the early utility and early art were marked with either a stamped H in a circle or had a H incised in a diamond. By the 1920s the diamond had
been replaced by the incised H in a circle..
One also has to remember Hull Pottery was not the only pottery using only numbers or USA or USA and the number on some of their products. Shawnee, McCoy and other potteries were
also marking their pottery the same way for the cheaper wares they produced.