How to Identify the Fire-King 1700 Line Design
The 1700 Line can be confusing to identify because it shares characteristics with other Jadeite dish patterns such as Restaurant Ware and Jane Ray.
The dinner plate, St. Denis cup and saucer looks like a Jane Ray cup, but without the rayed design. Much like how Jane Ray is a made up term by collectors, these are referred to as “Plain Jane.”
The 1700 Line dinner plate also gets confused with the Restaurant Ware dinner plate because it’s plain, but it is larger than the Restaurant Ware plate, and not nearly as thick.
Again, the Ransom cup looks just like a Jane Ray cup, but without the rayed design.
The St. Denis cup, St. Denis saucer, and the 9 ¼” dinner plate of the 1700 Line are also part of the Breakfast Set, so that’s why you’ll often see these two patterns mentioned together.
Collector’s Notes on 1700 Line Fire-King Jadeite Dishes
The 1700 Line Jadiete dishes can be difficult to collect because only a few different pieces were made. I am not sure why it’s called the 1700 Line. I haven’t seen any original Anchor Hocking advertisements calling the pattern by that name so it may be a collector’s term?
1700 Line Jadeite dishes were produced from 1946 to 1958. Learn More: The History of Jadeite Dishes Learn More: The History of Fire-King Anchor Hocking (Part 1 of 4)
Along with Jade-ite, the 1700 Line was also produced in:
- Milk White
These colors included different pieces that were never made in Jadeite including a platter, salad plate and a serving bowl.
Fire-King Markings for 1700 Line Jadeite Dishes
Because 1700 Line Jadeite dishes were made in the late 40s and 1950s, you’ll see the Fire-King mark with and without the “MADE IN U.S.A” mark. A general rule of thumb with Fire-King markings is the less descriptive the marking, the older the dish is.
Look for these marks:
- OVEN Fire-King GLASS
- OVEN Fire-King WARE
- OVEN Fire-King WARE MADE IN U.S.A)
Learn More: How to Identify Fire-King Jadeite Dish Markings
Fire-King 1700 Line Dishes Made in Jadeite
Jadeite Pieces to Collect:
- 5 7/8″ cereal bowl
- 7 1/2″ flat soup bowl
- 9 oz Ransom cup
- 9 oz St. Denis cup
- 9 1/4″ dinner plate
- 5 3/4″ saucer for the 9 oz cup
Learn more about Jadeite dishes with these collector guides, available on Amazon:
Florence, Gene. Anchor Hocking’s Fire-King & More: Identification & Value Guide including Early American Prescut and Wexford. Collector Books, 1998.
Ross, David, and Joe Keller. Jadite: An Identification & Price Guide. Schiffer Publishing, Limited, 2014.
Wilkins, Jerry, et al. A Collector’s Guide to Anchor Hocking’s “Fire-King” Glassware.
K & W Collectibles, 1991 Mauzy, Barbara E. Mauzy’s Depression Glass: A Photographic Reference with Prices. Edited by Barbara E. Mauzy and Jim Mauzy, Schiffer Publishing, Limited, 1999