These are just a few designs of wall pockets, the yellow and pink are by Hull Pottery Co. and the others are by Mc Coy Pottery. There are all kinds of wall pockets, glass, figural and porcelain. Wall pockets really hit their heyday during the 1940s and ‘50s. After their popularity waned with homemakers, it took a while for them to catch on with collectors leaving these interesting collectibles lingering on antique shop shelves for quite some time.
Now, however, wall pockets are favored finds with antiques dealers and collectors alike. This is especially true when it comes to popular pottery examples and hard-to-find pieces by a number of well-known makers.
Roseville and Weller Wall Pockets
Wall pockets made by Roseville, Weller and Rookwood found favor with dealers and collectors prior to other more kitschy examples. Wall vase patterns made by these pottery companies often matched other lines they produced, and they can be quite pricey in most instances.
For example, a pristine Roseville Sunflower wall pocket sold on eBay for $1,283 in September 2008, and a Columbine pattern piece with its unusual question mark shape topped out at $264 in the same timeframe. By and large, the only bargains to be found in Roseville wall pockets are damaged or repaired pieces and even those can sell in the $50 range depending on the style and pattern.
A Weller Brighton double bud wall vase featuring a bird amid two branches once listed for $1,250 in Schroeder's Antiques Price Guide, and that's for an unmarked version. That’s somewhat atypical, however. Most Weller wall pockets sell for at least $75 each these days, and those with fancier décor are well over $100 but only the rarest examples will reach into the thousands.