What’s vintage or modern isn’t always apparent, that’s why the more research we do the better. That’s how we learn, and actually that’s how this article came to be. I was scouring the internet for a Jadite pitcher I bought at a thrift store for $4 bucks. An unmarked piece, but beautiful, bargain priced, and would look great shelved with my Jadeite collection. I knew it was a reproduction, but who made it? And when?
My research to identify the pitcher brought me to the article below, which explained a lot about repro Jadite pitchers, also, verified my pitcher to indeed be a reproduction. I don’t always care if a piece is a reproduction, I just want to KNOW that it is. I mix vintage and new, so what, there are no rules right? However, rules or no rules, I still want to have the knowledge to spot a reproduction and understand the differences.
There’s a lot to learn, even the basics can be confusing to a new collector. For instance, there’s Jade-ite, Jadite, and Jadite green glass. I mention the latter because it’s a common description on eBay. If you’re wondering what the differences are, the article by Real or Repro will give you a better understanding.
Here’s the $4 pitcher I found at a thrift store, top left… how do you leave this behind? Auh… you don’t, it’s cool right?
New Jadite Kitchen Glass
By Randy & Dixie Hardesty | Real or Repro
Jade-ite is Anchor Hocking’s brand name for opaque green glass, Jadite is a generic name of any opaque green glass by any maker.
New pitchers were produced that look very similar to vintage Jadeite Anchor Hocking and Fire-King pitchers in Pillar Optic pattern, often called Melon.
The new pitchers were made in China and imported by Gibson. The only marking is a white paper label Continue Reading
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