This article originally started as a reference to a couple of Jadeite dinnerware pieces but the more I read a book I picked up by a very knowledgeable author I started finding more and more tidbits of information.
The author had access to the Anchor Hocking Factory as well as catalogs, and old pictures. This book is a must have for any collector of Fire King.
The pictures are excellent along with the details of the many offerings.
The name is Gene Florence and this is the book:
Ballerina Mint / Soap Dish - Art Deco - Original Westmoreland Glass Mould - Mosser - USA (Jadeite)
Sale Price: $35.00
Jadeite Round Butter Dish / Tub
Sale Price: $27.32
Jadeite Round Butter Dish * American Made *
Sale Price: $25.75
Easter Bunny Rabbit Covered Dish - Mosser USA - Jade Jadeite Jadite Green Glass w/ Roses
Sale Price: $28.50
The book is much more than just the jadeite section of the Anchor Hocking Fire King line but the jadeite pieces included have pretty good close up views so you can see detail.
The following is just some of the information about the Jade-ite pieces.
Charm is a line made by Anchor Hocking in the early 50's ...one offering from this line was Jade-ite. The platters and dinner plates are a little scarce. Some of the cups in this line are marked Fire-King but are a rare find.
Another rare cup is from the Laurel line. 50's to mid 60.
Also the 1700 line has 2 different size bowls and a cup and saucer. Again for details the book above is the one to look reference.
Sheaves of Wheat is another line in the late 50's offering Bowl, cup, plate and saucer in Jadeite.
Next is the Shell line.
Swirl is another one,
Three Bands (This is not an Anchor Hocking name but more a description, see book for details)
Towards the end of this excellent book Jadeite is discussed. An interesting fact if Mr. Florence discusses the poor record keeping of Anchor Hocking during the war making it difficult to date Jade-ite ovenware pieces from this era.
One of the many positive reviews by readers of the Gene Florence book talks about how she just likes collecting Fire King to be surrounded by it’s beauty.
Here's a good review of the book:
this is the summary a banker Hawking's Fire King and mobile identification and Value Guide including early American Prescot in Wexford by Jean Florence FireKing includes not only dinnerware but we must measuring cups mixing bowls Muggs and no gene florence has compiled a second edition of his best-selling book on Fire King loaded with hundreds of new full-color photos vintage catalog pages company materials extensive facts information and values this book has everything collectors expect from Jean Florence America's leading glassware authority 2002 values also be 0 a collector since childhood gene florence is her bf buying and selling glassware turned into a full-time career first writing a book on depression glass florence has gone on tool for many popular glassware titles including books on depression glass Occupied Japan collectibles kitchen glassware very rare glassware forties fifties and 60s glassware elegant glassware stemware glassware pattern identification Anchor Hocking Xfire king glass candlesticks salt and pepper shakers view this book is the perfect companion to a flea market or auction excursion with full-page color plates and concise descriptions even the beginning can make an informed purchase focusing on the height of production nineteen forties seventies the book supplies the reader with a visual wealth the familiar kitchenware and collecting tips this text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title for more hobbies and home book reviews visit www dot home book mix start calm
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