The Appeal Of Fulper Pottery

The company now recognised as Fulper Pottery was purchased in the 1860s by pottery worker Abram Fulper after Samuel Hill, the owner and founder of Hill Pottery died in 1858. The company produced various items of earthenware and stoneware and continued to do so after Abram’s death when it became known as Fulper Bros. In these early years the company produced household crockery and tile items that were made for domestic use.

Fulper Cats Eye VaseIt wasn’t until William Hill Fulper II took over the running of the company that it made the move into art pottery. The company first began producing vases and jugs with simple solid glazes and were sold in the street outside the factory. The popularity of artistic pottery collecting assured the company of its success as private collectors and museums were buying large quantities of pots.

The company contracted Dr Cullen Parmelee to produce glazes that were inspired by rare Chinese glazes in a bid to produce art quality pottery. Many of the creations that came from this project included Fulper glazes that were known by names such as Famille Rosee, Seladon, Chinese Blue and Claire de Lune. They are part of the well known Fulper Vasekraft pottery line.

Many of these glazes were difficult to mass produce with any consistency and they were very costly leading to the discontinuation of many of them. By 1910 William Fulper hired ceramic engineer Martin Stangl to create new glazes and shapes which moved the company from producing pottery whose shapes were inspired by Oriental influences to shapes that were Arts & Crafts styled.

Fulper Flambe Long Neck VaseOne of the design projects that came about from Stangl’s work was the Vasekraft pottery lamps that became extremely popular. These lamps were expensive even back when they were first produced from 1911 through 1918. The wider Fulper art pottery grew in recognition thanks to the careful advertising campaigns that were undertaken and the products were to be found in department stores across the country.

The highest quality glazes that were used in these years were particularly beautiful and unusual giving even the most common forms widespread appeal.

In 1929 Stangl acquired the company and continued to produce art pottery until around 1935 although the output was much smaller and the quality was not up to the work that was produced in the earlier years. After 1935 Stangl moved the focus of the company from art pottery to the production of dinnerware.

The Fulper markings varied over the years with the changes in their appearance the only real way one can get an idea of the date each piece was made. Here is a rough guide of what to look for:

1909 - 1916 – A vertical ink-stamped rectangular label stating Fulper was typically found along with the form name and glaze.

1913 – 1929 – Any Fulper pottery that was sold by the Prang Art Supply Company were marked with a vertical Prang stamp.

1916 - 1922 - Raised vertical Fulper inside a rectangle

1922-1928 – An ink-stamped vertical Fulper in inside an oval border that is sometimes referred to as a racetrack mark.

1928-1935 - Impressed horizontal Fulper without a rectangle or oval around it, occasionally with a three- or four-digit model number; found on all Art Deco designs

There are still many opportunities to purse the collection of Fulper pottery with many fine pieces available to create a valuable collection. The Fulper vase and Fulper bowl forms in various glazes are extremely desirable.

We have a selection of classic items of Fulper pottery jugs for sale which should give you an opportunity to start or build a collection that can become significant and will provide decorative opportunities throughout the home.

Fulper Vases For Sale

Featured on this page is a range of Fulper vases that represent some of the finest work that was produced at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. The Fulper Pottery Company produced many examples of fine art pottery with the Arts & Crafts style a particular specialty. Browse through the range of Fulper vases for sale below to find the form and size that will suit your decorative style.

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FULPER 10 x 8 VASE W BOXY HANDLES 485 1909 1916 IN GREEN OVER BLUE GLAZES
FULPER 10 x 8 VASE W BOXY HANDLES 485 1909 1916 IN GREEN OVER BLUE GLAZES
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exceptional Fulper Pottery arts  crafts flambe drip over mustard matte vase
exceptional Fulper Pottery arts crafts flambe drip over mustard matte vase
$2,295.00
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Fulper Bullet Vase Rare Sang du Boeuf and Old Ivory Glaze Combination
Fulper Bullet Vase Rare Sang du Boeuf and Old Ivory Glaze Combination
$57.34 (7 Bids)
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FULPER POTTERY FLAMBE SEAFOAM PEA GREEN GLAZE ORIENTAL SHAPED VASE HANDLES
FULPER POTTERY FLAMBE SEAFOAM PEA GREEN GLAZE ORIENTAL SHAPED VASE HANDLES
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FULPER POTTERY ROSE FAMILE w BLUE CRYSTALLINE GLAZE LARGE FOOTED HANDLED VASE
FULPER POTTERY ROSE FAMILE w BLUE CRYSTALLINE GLAZE LARGE FOOTED HANDLED VASE
$595.00
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3 1 2 Fulper Vase
3 1 2 Fulper Vase
$39.88 (2 Bids)
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Fulper pottery vase
Fulper pottery vase
$85.00
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FULPER POTTERY CHINESE BLUE FLAMBE CRYSTALLINE GLAZE FAN VASE VERY PRETTY
FULPER POTTERY CHINESE BLUE FLAMBE CRYSTALLINE GLAZE FAN VASE VERY PRETTY
$275.00
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FULPER COILED VASE ARTS  CRAFTS GUNMETAL  GREEN  3 TWIST HANDLES
FULPER COILED VASE ARTS CRAFTS GUNMETAL GREEN 3 TWIST HANDLES
$189.00
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FULPER COILED VASE ARTS  CRAFTS TOBACCO GLAZE 8 1 2 with 2 HANDLES
FULPER COILED VASE ARTS CRAFTS TOBACCO GLAZE 8 1 2 with 2 HANDLES
$195.00
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FULPER 9 ARTS  CRAFTS HANDLED VASE 1916 1922 STORMY PURPLE GREEN GLAZES MINT
FULPER 9 ARTS CRAFTS HANDLED VASE 1916 1922 STORMY PURPLE GREEN GLAZES MINT
$495.00
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FULPER 6 3 4 BLUE  YELLOW CRYSTALLINE VASE Race Track Fulper Mark Circa 1920s
FULPER 6 3 4 BLUE YELLOW CRYSTALLINE VASE Race Track Fulper Mark Circa 1920s
$270.00
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Decorating with Fulper pottery will provide you with the perfect opportunity to add a vase or two to your home. The colors and glazing style will add a significant look to any room into which it is placed and it is very likely to be used as a focal piece.

Glazes to look out for include the drip glaze that gives the impression the glaze is slowly making its way down the side of the vase to puddle at the base. The company was also responsible for a flambe glaze that simply sparkles with the impression that the vase has experienced some kind of burnt effect and the pots that carry this glaze are particularly beautiful.

Another very well known and popular glaze is the crystalline glaze that speckles and provides a wonderfully textured appearance.

The Arts & Crafts style was introduced when martin Stangl was hired and his work is showcased very well with many of the earlier Fulper vases.

When buying Fulper pottery online you should ensure that the vase or bowl that you buy is authentic. There have been cases of fake Fulper vases being offered for sale, some of them quite convincing. Make sure you are aware of the Fulper forms that were created and the brand markings on the bottom of the pots and that the vase that is offered for sale bears those marks.