Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fire-King Japan: Peanuts Mugs

About Fire-King

Fire-King was originally produced in the 1940s for everyday use, rather than display. It was often sold in bags of flour as a promotional item or was given away at gas stations. Fire-King could also be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores. Several varieties of Fire King dishes were made; nesting bowls, dessert bowls, glass beverage containers, casserole dishes, mugs and more. The antique bowls, or nesting bowls, produced by the Anchor Hocking Company are a very popular collector’s item. The Fire King bowls are actually vintage and not yet antique bowls. But despite this fact these bowls are one of the most sought after collectible dishes. (Here)

Fire-King was a long standing American institution until it's unfortunate close in 1976.  Fire-King was revitilized by a Japanese company except now, the products manufactured in Japan are all made by hand by glass artisans in Japan.

Milk glass is beautiful and fragile looking.  It was formerly made of low expansion borosilicate glass and ideal for oven use. Currently it is made of tempered soda-lime-silicate glass.  Aside from the Peanuts run, there are plain mugs, bowls and other characters available on a variety of glasswares.

Fire-King Japan Shop

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