Dating pyrex marks
They come in a variety of colors and lettering styles. Initial reports indicated that the new restaurant ware would be marked with only a paper label that could easily be removed. If a manufacturing defect showed up in any piece, it could be traced back to the place and time it was produced and other pieces so marked could be recalled. Many Fire-King pieces were sold to other companies who then added their own metal stands, racks, holders, etc.
Later, an update was issued by Jonathan Plotzker (Jonathan [email protected] Hardware.com) Director of Catalogue & Web Operations for Restoration Hardware, the sole distributor for the new line, who said that…”The stamp on the bottom reads “Fire King 2000,” so there’s no chance of someone trying to pass this off as originals.” Production of Fire-King 2000 dinnerware ( fake restaurant ware) has been cancelled indefinitely. A few pieces of Brazilian-made jade-ite Fire-King2000 ovenware are available in specialty stores. Since …(the new Fire-King2000) pieces ARE made by Anchor Hocking, Fire King why do you indicate that they are basically not worth much. Even though they are new…they certainly are worth something… It is the demand for the older things that remind us of our youth that determines their worth or value. Most of the pieces that I have collected so far have numbers on the back next to the Fire King mark. Unfortunately, they are not indicative of an item’s place or date of manufacture. I just bought a Fire-King casserole dish on a chrome stand and a utility baking dish. to create “new” products, such as candle warmers / chafing dishes, cooling racks, fondue sets, ice buckets and plant stands.
This mug is often mis-identified (and priced) as a Chocolate or Extra Heavy mug. “Jadite” is a generic term for jade green opaque glass and is used to describe similar lines from a number of different companies, including Anchor-Hocking’s Fire-King. When such a mold was used with an opaque slag, such as white, ivory or jade-ite, the backwards logo made less sense. I have a 2 qt Fire King casserole dish with a silver signature on the lid marked Georges Briard. According to “A Collector’s Guide to Anchor-Hocking’s Fire-King Glassware, volume 2,” Georges Briard is a fictitious name chosen by artist and glassware designer Jascha Broido and his friend Max Wille.
The most elusive mug is the Slim Chocolate whch stands 3 3/8″ (86mm) high, has a diameter of 3 1/8″ (79mm), and holds 7 ounces. More specifically, Hocking called their opaque green glass “Jade-ite”. Jade green milk glass, or “jadite” has been made since the beginning of the twentieth century, but the word itself was coined by the Jeannette Glass Company in the 1930’s. Jascha Broido was born in the Ukraine and emigrated to the United States.
The cullet included not only scraps from work areas, but beverage bottles from the plant floor as well. You will find Anchor-Hocking casseroles, serving dishes, and glasses with art work signed by Georges Briard.” 15. I know that this is the mark of the Federal Glass Company, but does that mean it isn’t worth anything? In the antiques & collectibles world, “Value” is determined not by quality, beauty or scarcity but by DEMAND. Fire-King shakers are indeed all shaped the same, but none of them are square.
I need info on odd pieces with a large F inside a shield. The “F-in-a-shield” is the mark of the Federal Glass Company. I also have mugs that have a small A inside a larger H. The “H -over- A” is the mark of the Hazel-Atlas glass company. Did the Federal Glass Company make Fire King or is this a totally different brand of glass? Thanks largely to Martha Stewart, the demand for Fire-King is huge, while equally useful glass from other companies just sits on store shelves. But, if you’re looking for an investment, start collecting Fire-King. Some of my square Jadite kitchen shakers are tall and some are short. What you have are either Jeannette or Mc Kee range shakers.
So we now find “unmarked Fire-King” that is no less valuable or collectible than pieces with any of several imprinted marks.
Layers are added by such things as hard water minerals that can be removed with a solvent such as Lime Away or a mild abrasive, such as Soft Scrub or even with fine Brillo pads. Does the glass or the peach lustre finish contains lead? Shown at the left (from Left to Right) are the highly prized Breakfast bowl and, to its right, the commonly found “Chili” bowl. Breakfast bowls are sometimes found decorated with red or green ivy trim. ABOVE (L to R): Standard and Extra Heavy The most commonly found mug is the square-handled “Standard” coffee mug, which stands 3 1/2″ (88mm) high; has a diameter of 3 5/16″ (84mm) and holds a full 9 ounces.
The style of anchor logo may help establish the manufacture period. Not all moulds with a particular mark will wear out at the same time, so for brief periods, two or more kinds will be used at once.
One solution to this confusion was to stop mould marks altogether and switch to foil labels — which were eventually removed by consumers.
Either condition is referred to as “sick glass.” I know of no way to correct it. Is the jadeite saucer with Jane Ray Pattern on back Fire-King or an imposter? It is priced at about twice the level of the standard mug.
The rayed bottomed saucers are an interesting Jane Ray variation. There is a mug that falls midway between the Extra-Heavy Restaurant Ware mug and the smallest, Slim Chocolate Mug: This is the Small Restaurant Mug, which stands 3 3/8″ (86mm) high, has a diameter of 3 3/16″ (81mm), and holds 7 ounces. Some logos were intended to be read looking down, through the glass.
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Yes, they are jade-ite, and yes they are made, in Brazil, by a company that owns the Fire-King name. The box is original and says Royal Chrome Sheffield Design Gourmet Ware. To get an idea of the approximate age of your piece, please see the table at the top of this page.