Saturday, June 16, 2012

6 Hocking Glass Canisters 1940's

6 Hocking Canisters mid Century Like New
 So I guess I should start at the beginning.  After my Mom passed away in NY we inherited the house and all the contents.  By the time we were done sorting stuff we found over 500 drinking glasses. So to say there was alot of stuff is an understatement. 

We were lucky enough to know an appraiser who came and spent a whole day going through all the stuff, while he talked and gave values, his wife was going through drawers and cabinets!  There were no big treasures but we wanted to know the values so we could yard sale alot of it before we moved back out west.


Our garage here was jammed packed and are determined that this is the year we really make decisions about it all.  We had taken these canisters out and they were waiting to be photoed for eBay.  Our good friend Danna Crawford was here, saw them and said I really needed to get them listed 

I had no idea what they were until one day I was on Pinterest and saw a jar like mine that said Jadeite / Jadite.  That day became one of research and alot of discussion on a Facebook group. One gal has a friend who is an expert on Jadite and gave me alot of very helpful information.  The Green Color is flash on or fired on over clear glass.


 



 




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There was some discussion that they may be reproductions because they are in such good condition.  I wrote in the description that I really think they were a wedding gift to my parents who married in 1941.  Mom's kitchen was always blue and Grandma (who lived in the same house as us) - was red.  There was no way either of them would have put anything green in either of their kitchen. 

BTW - Prior to the early 1940's Hocking was the Glass company. Anchor was the company who did the lids and after they merged they added the Anchor logo. My canisters do not have the anchor logo!!!


5 comments:

Pearl said...

Those are beautiful canisters!

Brenda said...

Very interesting! It must be fun learning about all of these things. Good luck selling them!

emila yusof said...

Love the canisters!

Tammy said...

They are beautiful. I used to have a friend that collected those. She would pick up a piece here and there.

Joyce Lansky said...

I hope you get what they are worth.

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