My photo does not do this bowl set justice. The gold accents make it look very festive against the black hand painted leaves. I believe these sets were made by Anchor Hocking although there are no markings on them. I have several mugs by Anchor Hocking with very similar patterns of leaves with the gold trim so I am deducing that they are from the same company. These bowls were produced in the 1950’s to 1960’s when chip and dip sets were so very popular. These sets came with leaves painted in turquoise, brown, yellow and probably other colours as well. This is first black set I have come across.
Potato chips were first invented in the 1850’s but the chip and dip sets weren’t on the market until the 1950’s when buffet style of serving food became “the” word in entertaining at home.
The set will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa ON. Open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm with plenty of free parking at the rear of the building. Over 50 vendors in a 2 storey brick heritage building offer a huge variety of antiques and collectibles to suit every taste.
Priced at $ 25.00 for the set.
Please note this set is now SOLD!!!!
A really nice find!! In very nice condition, with little wear to the surfaces. The bowl is by Fire King and it has a gold and black greek key pattern along the top edge. It sits in a candle warmer stand and has a brass coloured metal lid. This dates to the 1950’s or early 60’s. There were several artists that designed these patterns for Fire King; Fred Press and Georges Briard were two that I know of. This particular bowl is not signed so I can’t attribute it to one of the aforementioned artists.
Please note I do not ship items. This will be availabe in my booth at the Ottawa Antique Show at the Carleton Univertisty Fieldhouse on Oct 25th and 26th 2014.
Priced at $45.00
Fire King Peach Lustre dishes in the Laurel pattern and 3 band pattern. First made in 1951 and continued production until 1963. Hard to find in really nice condition as the finish tended to wear off after continued washing. These are all pristine. These should never be put in a dishwasher or scrubbed vigorously. The finish can last quite well with care.
The dinner plates are all sold, but I still have in stock cups and saucers at $5 a set, chili bowls at $8 each, mugs at $6 each, cream and sugar are $5 each. Mini casseroles in the copper tint colour are $3 each. Small dessert bowls are $3 each.
For sale at my booth at the Amonte Antiques Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.
In extremely good condition, these bowls were an amazing find. They were made by Anchor Hocking/Fire King in the 1950’s. They are for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antiques Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON. Just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.
The price is $ 75 for the set.
Please Note: This set is now SOLD!!
Ca. mid 50’s to early 70’s. Anchor Hocking’s Fire King line of stackable mugs, with a pattern called Gingham. Nice clean graphics. The set is for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St. Almonte ON.
Price $ 25.00 for the set.
These mugs were purchased at a little antique store in a small town on one of our jaunts last summer. I put them away for a while and thought I might keep them but alas, I have too much stuff in my basement and I decided to list them on ebay. They sold within minutes for a huge amount of money so I was pretty happy with my decision to part with them.
They are made by Anchor Hocking sometime in the 1970’s and were in excellent clean condition. What a Fab Find!
Note: These mugs have been SOLD!!
These always cheer me up
This is another collection of mine that resides on a corner shelf in my kitchen. The Fire King Splash Proof Tulip Mixing Bowls were made by Anchor Hocking around the 50’s. The shape of the bowls reduces splashes when mixing, hence the term Splash Proof. The tulip glasses are called ‘Swankyswigs’ and these particular ones were made in the 1950’s. They originally contained Kraft Cheese Spread and they were marketed as a collectable drinking glass. They came in many sizes, colours and patterns. The milk glass tulip shaker is made by Hocking Glass also ca. 1950’s. Glass storage container with tulips and red plastic lid manufacturer is unknown but from the same era. My family always laugh when I say this, but tulip themed items are ‘Highly Collectable”.