Peach lustre fire king. How many of you remember this stuff? The first time around, that is!
I do, not as an adult, but I remember my grandmothers drinking from the coffee mugs when I was a kid in the 70s.
My mother always hated it and wouldn't have it in the house, I just remember that Nanas coffee was always extremely hot and that I had to be careful with that funny glass stuff.
I guess my mother unknowingly engendered a kind of 'ugh' in me towards this stuff...is it just me or do others find that their parents' opinions and tastes 'rub off' on them?
Which is why I almost can't believe I've bought an entire collection of the stuff, as you can see above. Until now I've avoided buying it for resale, as a single piece here and there isn't really worth it. But a whole collection?? Apparently a different story.
At a basic level its good quality borosilicate glassware, oven-proof and made by Anchor Hocking. It was often a promotional giveaway at supermarkets and other shops-but then so was green depression glass!
|Here it is on display at the shop|
So tell me dear readers, do you like Fire King?
Do you consider it collectable?
*if you have a child you'll understand the reference!