Offered here is the sought after Hull Little Red Riding Hood Crawling Sugar and the Tab Handled Creamer. Each Little Red Riding Hood has blue eyes, round pink cheeks, and blond hair peeking out from under her famous red hood. Her cape is tied with a gold bow, and the sleeves of the sugar are decorated with two vertical blue lines underscored by a single red horizontal line and a touch of gold at the cuffs. The dress of the creamer has red lines at the collar and cuffs, and a blue line at the hem of her skirt. Each is decorated with a decal of a full-blown orange-red poppy accented with purple flowers, white daisies, and green leaves. The yellow and brown, closed, cross-hatch basket is looped over the left arm of the creamer. The sugar is in a reclining position known as the “Crawling” sugar, and the creamer has her head tilted to her right with the pouring lip at the top of her hood, and a gold-decorated tab handle at her back. The blue eyes of the sugar are darker than those on the creamer.
Little Red Riding Hood was one of Hull's most popular lines, patented by Louise Bauer in 1943 and continued in production until around 1957. Though most of the work was done by Regal China, the Little Red Riding Hood collection continues to be known by collectors as Hull.
The crawling sugar is 4-inches tall at the peak of her hood and 5-inches long by 5-1/2 inches wide. The opening is 2-1/4 by 2-1/8 inches. The creamer is 5-inches tall and about 4-1/4 inches by 4-1/4 inches. The opening at the top is 2-1/2 by 1-3/4 inches. There is no mark on either piece.
There are several pinpoint glaze flakes and pops on the sugar, and the gold on the ties of both of the capes shows some wear. There are a couple of glaze flakes in the red of the hood on the creamer. There is no visible crazing. These are vintage pieces and may have other minor and negligible flaws, but there are no chips or cracks.
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