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Hall China - Water Pitchers
Do You Collect Hall China Water Pitchers?
The retro look of Hall China is classic. In particular, the water pitchers appealed to me. Their sleek lines and range of colors give the collector a variety to search for.
They look marvelous displayed on open shelves in a kitchen. I show off mine across the cabinet tops. They add a nice punch of color that draws the eye upward.
I assembled my collection the hard way, attending flea markets and auctions across Maryland and Pennsylvania in the 1970s and 80s. It's a lot easier now. Take a look at the pretty vintage Hall China pitchers I've assembled here for you to browse.
Some Refrigerators Came with the Hall Water Pitcher Inside - as a bonus
Why the Nostalgia?
Part of the appeal for collectors of Hall China is the memories these bring up of the 1940s and 1950s. It's a link back to the days when housewives wearing aprons made pitchers of Kool-Aid or lemonade for a house full of active children.
Zazzle graphic available on post cards: Vintage Retro Women 50s Kitchen Full Refrigerator Post Cards by superiorwomen.
More about the Water Pitchers
The 3 pitchers to the left of the basket of sunflowers are Nora pictures (made by Hall China).
- They date from around 1955.
- They came with and without china lids.
- They were sold in Hall's general line and also available in a premium line for McCormick Tea in their lidless form.
- The colors commonly seen are green, light blue, yellow.
Collectors Encyclopedia of Hall China, 3rd Edition - by Margaret Whitmyer and Kenn Whitmyer
This collector's guide has something for everyone.
Learn the history of the Hall China Company.
Identify the Hall China that you've collected.
Get an idea of it's value.
Every collector of Hall china needs this book.
Real or Reproduction Hall?
- Real Or Repro ~ Identifying Fakes and Reproductions
Hall China has reproduced some styles. Read this article to learn how to tell the new from the old. It makes a difference when you find a piece of Hall at a yard sale or in an antique shop. You want the real thing.
Learn about the History of Hall China
Another post card from Zazzle that features a vintage refrigerator: Vintage Retro Women 50s Kitchen Refrigerator Post Card by seemonkee
- Hall China Reference Information and History @ Collectics Antiques & Collectibles
Hall China developed a durable china and cookware that was affordable. These were widely distributed in the early 1900s.
- Hall China - 15 Facts About Hall China
Think you know Hall China? Or maybe you're just starting to learn about the company's products. Whether it serves as a brief review or introduction to something totally new, you should find this list of facts to be interesting, if not downright enlig
An Example of Hall China Included as a Giveaway with a Refrigerator Purchase
Hall China Water Pitchers Available on eBay
I own one of the Westinghouse pitchers and one of the Coldspot pitchers. Get your bid in before the deadline.
GE (General Electric) was another refrigerator company that commissioned Hall pitchers to go with its machines.
Hall China Collectors Group
- Hall China Collectors Group on Facebook
This group has 800 members so you'll see a lot of collections and special pieces. I find it a good place to share a picture of one I have and get it identified by the experienced collectors in the group.
Art Deco Styling - Hall China Pitcher
Isn't this one delightful! The art deco styling from the early part of the 1900s is very sleek and sculptural. I have one of these with a tiny chip where the lid goes. Sometimes I display it with flowers in it.
Video of Art Deco Pitcher
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Besides the Pitchers, Hall China Made Refrigerator Dishes Like This One - Vintage Hall China Company Coldspot Refrigerator Dish - Blue
On the bottom it says Coldspot Vitrified China by the Hall China Co. I love this shade of blue.
Kinds of Hall Water Pitchers (not a complete listing)
Name of Pitcher
8 inches tall
refrigerator ware, for Westinghouse circa 1940's era. Art deco styling, ridges around the upper half.
lettuce green, marine blue, Chinese red, yellow,
7 1/2 inches tall
Round like the Kook-Aid pitcher in ads
light turquoise, yellow, pink, gray, dark green
8 1/4 inches tall
Has lid, sleek, curved styling with 2 ridges that follow the curve below the handle.
Arrowhead shaped lid. Ridges around lower part of the pitcher
Has lid. Base has vertical ridges
Round with hole through the center
Autumn Leaf Patterned Water Pitchers Made by Hall China Company - Find a bargain on eBay
I personally prefer the plain colors over the patterned ones for the water pitchers. This Autumn Leaf is quite popular though, so I'm including it here. Many collectors specialize in a certain pattern like Autumn leaf or a certain type of china (like I collect the water pitchers).
Then there are some insatiable collectors who buy every pieces they can afford and go to the Hall China annual convention to find even more.
Other Kitchen Collectibles
It's fun to decorate your kitchen with retro or vintage collectibles. Besides the pitchers, I have lots of Tindeco tins. I show a few of these in the kitchen, but the collection is too large to feature all of them.
'50s, '60, & '70s Kitchen Collectibles
If you collect Hall China, it's likely that you are attracted to other kitchen collectibles from the 1950s through the 1970s. This book will be a real nostalgia trip.
Another Kitchen Collectible for You to Collect
Besides Hall Pitchers, I Collect Spice Tins Too
- Showcasing My Spice Tin Collection
I collect vintage spice tins and display them in my breakfast room. Here's how I featured them in a display that gets many compliments. You can use the same shelving for other collectibles.
Example of Displaying Vintage Collectibles in the Kitchen
If You Love Hall China Water Pitchers, - You'll Have Fun on eBay
I find eBay is like thousands of yard sales all pulled together for your viewing pleasure. Check out the selection there. Choose some auctions to watch. You might get a super good price. Best of luck to you in your bidding.
Join Other Collectors to Share Information
You Can Join a Facebook Group: Vintage Refrigerator Ware Collectors
- Vintage Refrigerator Ware Collectors on Facebook
This is a closed group, so you have to request to join it and get approved. It's great fun to share this hobby with others who love the same things you do.
© 2013 Virginia Allain