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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

VINTAGE JADEITE GREEN FIRE KING D HANDLE COFFEE CUP MUG HEAVY DUTY
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Saucer Jadeite Jadite Alice Pattern Fire King Anchor Hocking
Saucer Jadeite Jadite Alice Pattern Fire King Anchor Hocking
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VINTAGE JADITE GREEN JEANNETTE FLOUR SHAKER BEEHIVE STYLE McKee GLASS MINT
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Fire King Jadeite Milk Pitcher 20 oz From Breakfast Set Jade Ite Gravy Vintage
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SIX JADITE DINNER PLATES
SIX JADITE DINNER PLATES
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Vegetable Bowl Jane Ray Mixing Serving Bowlfree ship
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Fire King Jadite Colonial Rim Refrigerator Dish Jadeite Green Anchor Hocking
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Jadeite Fire King Serving Dishe
Jadeite Fire King Serving Dishe
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Jeannette JADEITE RIBBED 16OZ TEA CANISTER
Jeannette JADEITE RIBBED 16OZ TEA CANISTER
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Vintage JADITE Vase Fire King Anchor Hocking Tab Handle
Vintage JADITE Vase Fire King Anchor Hocking Tab Handle
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FIRE KING Anchor Hocking JADITE 9 inch SWIRL Mixing Bowl
FIRE KING Anchor Hocking JADITE 9 inch SWIRL Mixing Bowl
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Fire King Jadeite Nesting 6 Inch Bowl
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VINTAGE JADITE RIBBED 40 OZ COFFEE CANISTER JAR JEANNETTE GLASS DEPRESSION ERA
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Fire King Jadeite Chili Bowl no chips or cracks Oven Ware
Fire King Jadeite Chili Bowl no chips or cracks Oven Ware
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A Jadite Vase by Fire King
A Jadite Vase by Fire King
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Fire King Jade ite Colonial Kitchen Bowl and a Beaded Edge Mixing Bowl
Fire King Jade ite Colonial Kitchen Bowl and a Beaded Edge Mixing Bowl
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FIRE KING green Jade ite Vase Mint Condition
FIRE KING green Jade ite Vase Mint Condition
$19.99
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Vintage Green Jadeite Fire King Jane Ray Sugar Bowl Lid
Vintage Green Jadeite Fire King Jane Ray Sugar Bowl Lid
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Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Sugar Bowl 5935
Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Sugar Bowl 5935
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Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Jade ite cereal bowl 6
Vintage Fire King Anchor Hocking Jade ite cereal bowl 6
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Huge lot of Vintage Fire King and Other Jadeite Jane Ray Restaurant Ware Grease
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FIRE KING JADE ITE JANE RAY 6 CEREAL SOUP BOWL
FIRE KING JADE ITE JANE RAY 6 CEREAL SOUP BOWL
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Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Soup Bowl 5934
Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Soup Bowl 5934
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TWO FIRE KING JADE ITE JANE RAY SAUCERS
TWO FIRE KING JADE ITE JANE RAY SAUCERS
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Anchor Hocking JADE ITE RESTAURANT WARE Fruit Dessert Bowl 1673719
Anchor Hocking JADE ITE RESTAURANT WARE Fruit Dessert Bowl 1673719
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TWO FIRE KING JADE ITE RESTAURANT WARE SAUCERS
TWO FIRE KING JADE ITE RESTAURANT WARE SAUCERS
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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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5 Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Bread Plates 63 4 OVEN RESTAURANT WARE
5 Anchor Hocking Fire King Jadeite Bread Plates 63 4 OVEN RESTAURANT WARE
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EIGHT FIRE KING JADE ITE ALICE SAUCERS
EIGHT FIRE KING JADE ITE ALICE SAUCERS
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LARGE FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING BATTER BOWL JADEITE JADE ITE OVEN WARE USA
LARGE FIRE KING ANCHOR HOCKING BATTER BOWL JADEITE JADE ITE OVEN WARE USA
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Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Salad Plate 1374969
Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Salad Plate 1374969
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Fire King Jadeite Mixing Bowl with Handle and Pouring Spout
Fire King Jadeite Mixing Bowl with Handle and Pouring Spout
$56.70
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Lot Anchor Hocking coffee cups and Jadeite saucer
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Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass Oven Ware 5 Chili Bowl
Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass Oven Ware 5 Chili Bowl
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Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass Oven Ware USA Jane Ray 6 Cereal Bowl
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Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass Oven Ware USA Jane Ray 8 Vegetable Bowl
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Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass Oven Ware USA Jane Ray Soup Bowl
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Vitnage Anchor Hocking Oyster  Pearl Vitrock Glass Bowl w Jadeite Green Liner
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Green Jadite Straw Holder
Green Jadite Straw Holder
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VINTAGE FIRE KING JADEITE JANE RAY SET OF 3 CEREAL BOWLS 6 OVEN WARE FREE SHIP
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Jadeite Green Alice Pattern Saucer SHINY Jade ite EC
Jadeite Green Alice Pattern Saucer SHINY Jade ite EC
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Fire King JANE RAY JADEITE 7 1 2 BEAR PLATE
Fire King JANE RAY JADEITE 7 1 2 BEAR PLATE
$50.00
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Original Jadeite Vintage Fire King Ball Ice Lip Pitcher Jug no chips cracks
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Fire King JANE RAY JADEITE 7 1 2 DEER PLATE
Fire King JANE RAY JADEITE 7 1 2 DEER PLATE
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Fire King SWIRL JADEITE 8 MIXING BOWL
Fire King SWIRL JADEITE 8 MIXING BOWL
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ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADEITE LOTUS LEAF  BLOSSOM SET
ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADEITE LOTUS LEAF BLOSSOM SET
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Vintage Jadeite Batter Bowl Fire King
Vintage Jadeite Batter Bowl Fire King
$42.00
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Green Jadite Butter Dish
Green Jadite Butter Dish
$20.00 (1 Bid)
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fireking jadeite4X4 FRIG DISH 1942 50 PHILBE PATTERNNO CHIPS OR CRACKS NO RESERV
fireking jadeite4X4 FRIG DISH 1942 50 PHILBE PATTERNNO CHIPS OR CRACKS NO RESERV
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Vintage Fire King Jadeite Beaded Rim Mixing Bowl 15 qt
Vintage Fire King Jadeite Beaded Rim Mixing Bowl 15 qt
$19.99
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Jeannette LIGHT JADEITE 2pc 2 CUP MEASURING PITCHER AND REAMER
Jeannette LIGHT JADEITE 2pc 2 CUP MEASURING PITCHER AND REAMER
$95.00
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Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Dinner Plate 5924
Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Dinner Plate 5924
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JADITE CREAM  SUGAR JANE RAY FIRE KING
JADITE CREAM SUGAR JANE RAY FIRE KING
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Vintage Jadite Green Flower Vase 525 Embossed Graphics Art Deco Fire King
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$19.00
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Green Jadite Hen Egg Holder
Green Jadite Hen Egg Holder
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Rare 1940s ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADEITE Restaurant Oven Ware D Handle Mug
Rare 1940s ANCHOR HOCKING FIRE KING JADEITE Restaurant Oven Ware D Handle Mug
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Anchor Hocking Glass ALICE Jade ite Green Saucer 1945 1949 Mid Century
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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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Green Jadite Dixie Salt  Pepper Shakers
Green Jadite Dixie Salt Pepper Shakers
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Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Creamer 5920
Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Creamer 5920
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Green Jadite Rooster Salt  Pepper Shakers
Green Jadite Rooster Salt Pepper Shakers
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Green Jade Jadeite FIRE KING MUG no chips or cracks Fire King Heavy Restaurant
Green Jade Jadeite FIRE KING MUG no chips or cracks Fire King Heavy Restaurant
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3 Small Jadite Plates by Fire King One saucer two bread butter plates
3 Small Jadite Plates by Fire King One saucer two bread butter plates
$9.95 (2 Bids)
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Beautiful Fire King Jadite SWIRL Mixing Bowl 8 Oven Fire King Ware Made in USA
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Vintage Fire King Jadite Jadeite Cup and Saucer ALICE  pattern Lacy Edges
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$25.00
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Anchor Hocking JADE ITE RESTAURANT WARE Couple Soup Bowl 7007725
Anchor Hocking JADE ITE RESTAURANT WARE Couple Soup Bowl 7007725
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Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass 1 Cup ONLY Oven Glass Old Thick
Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass 1 Cup ONLY Oven Glass Old Thick
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Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass Jane Ray Cup  Saucer Set Oven Ware USA
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Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass Old Restaurant Ware Cup  Saucer Set Thick
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Vintage 3 Tea Cups  3 Saucers Fire King Jadeite Jane Ray Ribbed Green Glass
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Vintage Jadeite Fire King Glass Oven Ware Restaurant 6 Salad Plate
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Mint Vintage Jeannette Jadeite Canister w Poinsetta Lid
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Green Jadite Cookie Jar
Green Jadite Cookie Jar
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Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Demitasse Cup  Saucer 1674556
Anchor Hocking JANE RAY JADE ITE Demitasse Cup Saucer 1674556
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Green Jadite Flour Jar
Green Jadite Flour Jar
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Green Jadite Bottoms Up Shot Glass
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