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Glasgow Pottery - John Moses & Co.

Mercer Pottery

O.P.Co. – Syracuse China

Bloomfield Industries
Corning Glass Works

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Hall China, located in East Liverpool, Ohio, is still in business since 1903.

These heavy, vitreous china flip-tops came in two sizes: 5 5/8" x 3 5/8" and 4 5/8" x 3". They all look identical, but some bowls were stamped Hall and some Utilities Specialties.

I believe Utilities Specialties made the lids and ordered the bases, sometimes having them stamped with their name, sometimes not. The lids are stamped Utilities Specialties.

By far the most common colors are Maroon red and Lettuce green, followed by white. Unusual colors are the pinks and blues.

Below are flips in, from left, maroon, old rose and pink. The lids are all made by Utilities Specialties. Needless to say, I'm loving the new addition! (And if you're a color junkie like I am, click here to see a different version of these three bowls with even clearer colors.)

With the appearance of this striped bowl with a Hall backstamp and metallic gold lines, a lot of the flips that have been classified as unidentified in the past might be reevaluated as having been manufactured by Hall. There is no manufacturer's mark on the lid. It is 5 5/8" wide by 3 5/8" high.

Thanks to Hall collector Bill Rist who identified this as an insert for a steam table or a rice cooker. It is 7" by 5 1/8".
Click here to see it in a Hall catalog. Rist says Hall started making these in the 1920s.

This flip is as big as it looks, clocking in at about 10 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall. I believe the flip lid (made by Utilities Specialties) was attached to a Hall Tom & Jerry punch bowl base. The shape and dimensions are the same. Unlike most bowls this big, it has a divided center and was clearly intended for hotel or bar cheese and crackers service.

This insert for a soda fountain is 4 5/8" wide by 7 5/8" deep by 7 3/4" high. It has the Hall backstamp in a diamond that dates from the 1920s to 1940s. I've also seen these in turquoise and black. The heavy base was molded so that the lid could be bolted on through the top flange of the base.




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