Anchor Hocking's most popular brand of kitchenware was Fire-King. And of the Fire-King items I find at estate sales and thrift stores, I am pretty much sure I love the hobnail design the most.
Sure, the Fire-King Jadeite pieces are pretty popular and have a sort of trendy following (I blame Martha Stewart and The Pioneer Woman for that), but the prices, even at thrift stores, are fairly high. It is very recognizable, so the chances of getting a fantastic deal on Fire-King Jadeite is slim.
I find the hobnail items are much easier to find and much more reasonably priced.
So hobnail all the way for me!
Fire-King, which was made by the Anchor Hocking Glass Company, is a pressed oven-proof glass that they made into plates, cups and baking items.
You see the hobnail pieces most often in white, but they also made this lovely pink hobnail glass version, which I sort of adore.
It says OVEN (all caps), then Fire-King (in script writing), then WARE (all caps) and below that Made in USA. This particular mark was used in the 1950's.
I think this is a planter, so not sure it needed to be oven-proof. Roses a la king anyone?
The pink version makes me feel very dainty and girly girly. And as a girl who likes to dig around in basements at estate sales and has been known to DIY a home decor project or two, I can use all the dainty girly girly stuff I can get in my life.
For more info on Vintage Fire-King pieces:
- I found a wonderful article from Estatesales.org titled Vintage Fire King 101: A Guide To Fire King Kitchenware
- And an article from Fire King Mug called FAQ's For Fire-King Collectors which includes a guide to dating Fire-King
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shannon i olson
this is beautiful, I just did a milk glass post, I love it. I don't know if any of my stuff is old or new, I just know I really like it. But I have no gorgeous pink hobnail Fire king !!
I've never come across pink Hobnail glass! You have totally redeemed yourself my friend 🙂 Not that your wall pockets were any less cute. Great find!
So, roses for dinner tonight?
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
Pam, I love the color of that hobnail vase and it is lovely with the roses.
Gorgeous pink. Love it!
Absolutely beautiful!!! 🙂
High Street Cottage
So pretty Pam. I love hobnail anything, and this is a rare piece in pink. Wonderful
Happier Than a Pig in Mud
Lovin' your pink hobnail planter Pam! I'm sitting here trying to think of something that might be baked in a bowl like that:@)
Gail @ Faithfulness Farm
I LOVE all-things hobnail and pink....how can you go wrong with pink? Gorgeous!!
I have never seen pink hobnail Fire-King. I'll have to look harder!!! Thanks for sharing your rare treasure!
I've never seen pink hobnail either. It's a very pretty piece! Your pics are fabulous too!
Pink?!!!!!!!Oh you are so lucky and I am so jealous.Must add that to my list to find one day.
I have a bunch of the white hobnob planters but no pink ones?! I will have to be on the look out! How wonderful
That is so pretty and the rose looks perfectly happy there.
I love hobnail! Pink is better than white!
I love the old hobnail too..and I have never seen pink hobnail anywhere...Gorgeous- consider yourself redeemed! lol Hugs-Diana
I like the pink too, Pam. I hope you are having a good week.
Pam, this is so darn unique! I've never seen any hobnail in pink. Lucky you.... Hope we'll get to see you next week. 🙂
Love it!! The pink is gorgeous! I have several of these but all in white--never seen pink. Lucky! 🙂