Hall China On August 14, 1903, Robert Hall founded The Hall China Company, East Liverpool, Ohio. Robert Hall died in 1904. On his death, his son, Robert Taggart Hall, became the manager. The fact that the Hall kilns kept burning during the initial years was due largely to the efforts of Francis I. Simmers, who had known Mr. Hall since the death of the founder. During those lean days, Mr. Simmers, kept the orders coming in for white ware, bedpans, mugs and jugs which kept the company viable. Mr. Simmers also laid the groundwork for later developments such as dinnerware. In 1911, the young Mr. Hall was successful in developing the first leadless glaze. The resulting products that came out of the kiln were strong, non-porous and craze-proof.
Autumn Leaf Introduced in 1933 In 1933, Hall China Company made its first autumnal decorated bowl for the Jewel Tea Company. The dinnerware would be used as a premium to sell Jewel Tea Products. Management had such high confidence in the ware that a two-year guarantees were offered on Hall products.. The Autumn Leaf pattern that was made for the Jewel Home Shopping Service was produced until the pattern was discontinued in the late 1970's. In 1981, the Jewel Home Shopping Service was phased out of business. Today, the Autumn Leaf pattern is no longer available through the Hall China Company, except for commissioned pieces for the National Autumn Leaf Collectors Club®.
Information from: The National Autumn Leaf Collector's Club
For sale is this wonderful cream pitcher. It is four inches tall and in excellent condition. The only noticeable wear is some of the edge gilding is rubbed, otherwise there are no chips or cracks. It is clearly marked on the bottom with the Hall trademark.