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Posted on Sunday, April 26, 2009 in Glassware

What is antique "jadeite" kitchenware made of?

Does anyone know what the greenish glass kitchenware from the 50's and 60's is made of? I am really obsessed with it and want to know what material it is. Is it just green glass, or something else? I can't imagine it's actual jadeite, but maybe...

Also, if it is glass, is there a special process for turning it that color?

Any insight would be great, since I'm a curious, vintage kitchenware loving George.

Thanks!

Jadite was manufactured by many companies from the 1930's to 1972. Jadite is occasionally referred to as "clambroth" a term also used for opaque white glass. Each company produced a slight variant either lighter or darker of jadite's basic seafoam -green color. It's made of low expansion borosilicate glass and is ideal for oven use

Jadite was heavy, durable, inexpensive and, sometimes it was even free. It was often packaged as a giveaway in food and cleaning products. Restaurants served meals on jadite dishes, as they cost pennies to buy and had a high threshold for breakage.

Because Jadite is functional, good looking, and easy to find and still fairly cheap to buy, it is an ideal collectible.

What makes jadite especially fun to collect is the hundreds of different items available. There is everything from basic tableware and kitchenware to unusual, even quirky, things like cigarette boxes, footed bulb bowls, jucie-saver pie plates, door knobs and water dispensers to name a few.

By far the largest and most well-known producer of jadite was the Anchor Hocking Glass Co. was founded by Isaac J. Collins, in 1905, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to produce pressed-glass dinnerware.

After Hockings merged with the Anchor Cap Co in 1937, the new company, the Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation, started to manufacturer glass ovenware that could endure high oven temperatures. Their wildly successful line of ovenproof glass, called Fire-King, debuted in 1942 and was made for 30 years. Offered in a variety colors, Fire-King named their opaque green color Jade - ite which would become the line's most popular color.

Alice: With a delicately embossed floral pattern, this is the oldest Fire King style. It came out in the early 1940's and only cups, saucers and dinner plates were made. The cup and saucers, which are much more plentiful than the plates, were given away with Quaker Oats crystal Wedding Oats, while the plates were a move goer's premium.

Charm: Anchor-Hockings made this square Fire-King Pattern from 1950 to 1954. It is the hardest Jade-ite style to locate.

Restaurant Ware. Produced from 1950 to 1956 is the most well-known jadite pattern, and many collectors buy only this. It is a clean simplistic pattern, once used in diners all over the country, and was advertised as :Mass Feeding Establishments". It was sold in five and dimes, it was produced in a wide variety of tableware objects, including partitioned plates and different sized cup, mugs and bowls. The thick lipped coffee cups were known as "cheater mugs" by using these cups, restarants could save about an ounce of coffee.

These are just a few of the designs available for collectors, others were Jan Ray and Swirl.

Except for rare items, Jadite is fairly abundant. You will be able to find it easily when searching garage sales, flea markets , online auctions etc. Before you buy , research the Jadite , notice what it looks like , and how it is marked on the bottom. There are a great deal of duplicate or new jadite being passed off for the vintage. So beware. Some Dates and Marks that might help you identify your Jadite by Mark and Year:

Date Your Jadite

Date Your Jadite

1942 - 45 FIRE-KING in block letters

1942 - 45 OVEN FIRE-KING GLASS

mid 1940's OVEN FIRE-KING WARE

Mid to late 1940's OVEN Fire-King WARE MADE IN U.S.A. ("Fire-King" is written in script lettering)

1951-1960 ANCHOR HOCKING OVEN Fire-King WARE MADE IN U.S.A. ("Fire-King" is written in script lettering)

1960 - late 1960's ANCHOR HOCKING OVEN Fire-King DINNERWARE MADE IN U.S.A. ("Fire-King" is written in script lettering)

late 1960's- early 1970's ANCHOR HOCKING OVEN Fire-King OVEN-PROOF MADE IN U.S.A. ("Fire-King" is written in script lettering)

Mid To Late 1970's ANCHOR HOCKING OVEN Fire-King Suburbia OVEN-PROOF MADE IN U.S.A. ("Fire-King" is written in script lettering)

Other companies also produced "jadite" . McKee is known for their pale green "skokie Green" jadite. Pieces are often marked "mcK" in a circle and are recognizable by the bulge or hump on the bottom of each piece. McKee produced some pieces with decals, and canisters and shakers frequently have black letters to indicate what goes inside.

The Jeannette Glass Co. bought McKee in 1961 and closed their doors in the early 8,0's. Some of collectors favorite Jeannette jadite pieces are mixing bowls and refrigerator dish the later is very hard to find. The mixing bowls have vertical ribs that go pa

6 JADITE JADEITE D HANDLE MUGS FIRE KING
6 JADITE JADEITE D HANDLE MUGS FIRE KING
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RARE Fire King Jadite Jadeite Scalloped Draped 3 Leg Bulb Bowl Art Deco MINT
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Jadeite Alice Design Cups
Jadeite Alice Design Cups
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Vintage Set of 3 Fire King Jadeite Jadite Jane Ray Ribbed Saucers MINT
Vintage Set of 3 Fire King Jadeite Jadite Jane Ray Ribbed Saucers MINT
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Vintage Fire King JADITE Batter Mixing Bowl
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Square Blue Jadeite Saucer Plate
Square Blue Jadeite Saucer Plate
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JADITE PITCHER ROOSTER
JADITE PITCHER ROOSTER
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VINTAGE GREEN JADEITE GLASS CONSOLE BOWL RIBBED PANELS PEDESTAL BASE FIRE KING
VINTAGE GREEN JADEITE GLASS CONSOLE BOWL RIBBED PANELS PEDESTAL BASE FIRE KING
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JADITE GREASE JAR
JADITE GREASE JAR
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JADITE WATER PITCHER
JADITE WATER PITCHER
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Vintage Jadeite Maple Leaf Candy Dish
Vintage Jadeite Maple Leaf Candy Dish
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6 3 4 Fireking Restaurant Ware Plate Oven Vintage Jadeite Fire King Jadite
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Vintage Lot of 5 Sets of Fire King Jadeite Cup and Saucers + 1 Extra Cup
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Jadeite Fire king Berry Bowl 4 3 4 Vintage Glass Green Restaurant Ware
Jadeite Fire king Berry Bowl 4 3 4 Vintage Glass Green Restaurant Ware
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VINTAGE FIREKING JADITE 5 PIECE MIXED SET
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware Cups And Saucers Set Of 5
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4 VINTAGE 1951 1960 Jadeite Jadite Fire King Oven Ware USA Jane Ray Saucers
4 VINTAGE 1951 1960 Jadeite Jadite Fire King Oven Ware USA Jane Ray Saucers
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3 VINTAGE 1951 1960 Jadeite Jadite FIRE KING Oven Ware Jane Ray Cups
3 VINTAGE 1951 1960 Jadeite Jadite FIRE KING Oven Ware Jane Ray Cups
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VINTAGE 1951 1960 Jadeite Jadite FIRE KING Oven Ware USA MIXING BOWL w Handle
VINTAGE 1951 1960 Jadeite Jadite FIRE KING Oven Ware USA MIXING BOWL w Handle
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2 VINTAGE 1951 1960 Jadeite Jadite FIRE KING Oven Ware Jane Ray SERVING BOWLS
2 VINTAGE 1951 1960 Jadeite Jadite FIRE KING Oven Ware Jane Ray SERVING BOWLS
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2 Cup Vintage Jadite Fireking McKee Measuring Cup
2 Cup Vintage Jadite Fireking McKee Measuring Cup
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48 PMC Dallas Ware 5 3 4 Saucers or Plates Full Case NOS Jadeite Green Color
48 PMC Dallas Ware 5 3 4 Saucers or Plates Full Case NOS Jadeite Green Color
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Jadeite Ball Jug Pitcher Vintage
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Jadeite Fireking 6 1 8  Plate Alice Floral Pattern
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Vintage Fire King Old Jadeite Coffee anchor hocking pyrex1410 set of 6 asst
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FIRE KING JADE ITE 6 SWIRL MIXING BOWL
FIRE KING JADE ITE 6 SWIRL MIXING BOWL
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Vintage Fire King JADEITE Batter Bowl Pitcher
Vintage Fire King JADEITE Batter Bowl Pitcher
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15 Pcs Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray 6 Cup and Saucer Sets + 3 Saucers Nice
15 Pcs Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray 6 Cup and Saucer Sets + 3 Saucers Nice
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Seven Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray Dinner Plates Nice
Seven Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray Dinner Plates Nice
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JADEITE RESTARAUNT CUP AND SAUCER
JADEITE RESTARAUNT CUP AND SAUCER
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Three Vintage Fire King Glass Jadeite Saucers with Floral Design
Three Vintage Fire King Glass Jadeite Saucers with Floral Design
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Jadite Green Rolled Edge Bowl
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2 Vintage Fire King Jade ite Jane Ray 7 3 4 Plates
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RARE FIRE KING JADE ITE 4 3 4 BEADED BOWL MID TO LATE 1940s GREAT CONDITION
RARE FIRE KING JADE ITE 4 3 4 BEADED BOWL MID TO LATE 1940s GREAT CONDITION
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Jadite Jadeite Egg Cups 2
Jadite Jadeite Egg Cups 2
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Vintage 50s Fire King Jade ite Jadite Green Swirl 8 Mixing Bowl
Vintage 50s Fire King Jade ite Jadite Green Swirl 8 Mixing Bowl
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2 Cup Vintage Jadite Fireking McKee Measuring Cup
2 Cup Vintage Jadite Fireking McKee Measuring Cup
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VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN WARE BATTER BOWL MID CENTURY JADITE AMERICAN MADE
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Fire King Jadeite Jadite Glass Colonial Band 7 1 2in Mixing Bowl
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Fire King Jadite Jadeite Glass Sheaves of Wheat Saucer RARE
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VINTAGE FIRE KING OVEN WARE BATTER BOWL MID CENTURY JADITE AMERICAN MADE
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Jadeite Three Tulip Round Salt  Pepper Shakers in Excellent Condition
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Gorgeous Vintage Jadeite FireKing Anchor Hocking EGG CUP
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Beautiful FireKing Restaurant Ware Jadeite G294 Fruit or Berry Bowl
Beautiful FireKing Restaurant Ware Jadeite G294 Fruit or Berry Bowl
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Vintage Hocking FireKing Jane Ray Jadeite Side Plate Salad Plate Dessert Plate
Vintage Hocking FireKing Jane Ray Jadeite Side Plate Salad Plate Dessert Plate
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Jadeite Fire King Swirl Dinner Plates
Jadeite Fire King Swirl Dinner Plates
$15.00 (1 Bid)
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Jadeite Ribbed Salt  Pepper Shakers in Excellent Condition
Jadeite Ribbed Salt Pepper Shakers in Excellent Condition
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FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING JADITE SWIRL 5 BOWL VHTF EX UNUSED
FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING JADITE SWIRL 5 BOWL VHTF EX UNUSED
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Jadeite Fire King Jane Ray 4 Cups 3 Saucers 2 Bowls
Jadeite Fire King Jane Ray 4 Cups 3 Saucers 2 Bowls
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Jadeite Fire King Swirl Mixing Bowl 8 Diameter
Jadeite Fire King Swirl Mixing Bowl 8 Diameter
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Jadeite Fire King Swirl Mixing Bowl 9 Diameter
Jadeite Fire King Swirl Mixing Bowl 9 Diameter
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Jadeite Fire King Swirl Mixing Bowl 7 Diameter
Jadeite Fire King Swirl Mixing Bowl 7 Diameter
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Mint Vintage Jeanette Jadeite Sugar Canister
Mint Vintage Jeanette Jadeite Sugar Canister
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Two Vintage Fire King Jadeite Lotus Leaf Plates 8 VGC
Two Vintage Fire King Jadeite Lotus Leaf Plates 8 VGC
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Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Cup  Saucer 7002798
Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Cup Saucer 7002798
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Vintage NOS 50s Unused Fire King Oven Ware Jadeite Swirl Ribbed 6 Mixing Bowl
Vintage NOS 50s Unused Fire King Oven Ware Jadeite Swirl Ribbed 6 Mixing Bowl
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Vintages fire king JaditeD handle coffee mugs w saucers and9 dinner plates
Vintages fire king JaditeD handle coffee mugs w saucers and9 dinner plates
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Vintage Fire King Jadite Coffee Mugs Set of 2 3 1 2 Tall A+++++
Vintage Fire King Jadite Coffee Mugs Set of 2 3 1 2 Tall A+++++
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4 vintage Fire King Jadeite Charm 6 5 8 salad plates Anchor Hocking
4 vintage Fire King Jadeite Charm 6 5 8 salad plates Anchor Hocking
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2 Vtg Fire King Oven Glass Jadite Green Swirl Depression Dinner Plates Lot K
2 Vtg Fire King Oven Glass Jadite Green Swirl Depression Dinner Plates Lot K
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4 Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray Salad Lunch Dessert 7 3 4 Plates
4 Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray Salad Lunch Dessert 7 3 4 Plates
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FIRE KING JADEITE CUP 5 OVEN WARE D HANDLE MADE IN USA VINTAGE
FIRE KING JADEITE CUP 5 OVEN WARE D HANDLE MADE IN USA VINTAGE
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Lot of 4 Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware 5 7 8 Saucers
Lot of 4 Fire King Jadeite Restaurant Ware 5 7 8 Saucers
$6.95 (1 Bid)
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AUTHENTIC JADEITE JADITE MIXMASTER MIXING BOWL
AUTHENTIC JADEITE JADITE MIXMASTER MIXING BOWL
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VINTAGE FIRE KING GLASS PRICE BOOK Currier Ives Gay Fad Jade ite Sapphire Blue
VINTAGE FIRE KING GLASS PRICE BOOK Currier Ives Gay Fad Jade ite Sapphire Blue
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2 FIRE KING D HANDLE COFFEE CUP JADITE GREEN
2 FIRE KING D HANDLE COFFEE CUP JADITE GREEN
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2 VTG JADEITE JADITE Green Batter Mixing Bowls Pour Spout 6 1 2 X 4 1 4
2 VTG JADEITE JADITE Green Batter Mixing Bowls Pour Spout 6 1 2 X 4 1 4
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Jadeite bowl antique dish Fire King Oven Ware vintage beauty heavy free shipping
Jadeite bowl antique dish Fire King Oven Ware vintage beauty heavy free shipping
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Fire King Jadite Jadeite Maple Leaf Shaped Candy Dish
Fire King Jadite Jadeite Maple Leaf Shaped Candy Dish
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Fire king Jane Ray pattern in Jadite Cup and Saucer with Labels
Fire king Jane Ray pattern in Jadite Cup and Saucer with Labels
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Set Lot of 6 Fire King Jadeite 5 Chili Cereal Bowls Oven Ware Anchor Hocking
Set Lot of 6 Fire King Jadeite 5 Chili Cereal Bowls Oven Ware Anchor Hocking
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Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Mixing Bowl 7 1 4 Diameter Beaded Edge
Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Mixing Bowl 7 1 4 Diameter Beaded Edge
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VINTAGE JADEITE MIXMASTER JUICER ATTACHMENT URANIUM GLASS VASELINE
VINTAGE JADEITE MIXMASTER JUICER ATTACHMENT URANIUM GLASS VASELINE
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Vintage Jadeite JUICER BOWL no chips cracks or dings EXCELLENT CONDITION
Vintage Jadeite JUICER BOWL no chips cracks or dings EXCELLENT CONDITION
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Green Double Egg Cup
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Green Double Egg Cup
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