Vintage

Can You Remember What Made These Dishes So Special?

If you've solved any of of our quizzes about strange vintage objects in the past, you probably think you're pretty smart. But we have a challenge that could stump you, because unless you owned some of these dishes you'll have to think outside the box. As always, we have some clues to help you, but you'll still need some serious antique knowledge.

So what are these unusually colored dishes? Well, once they were so popular they were given away at grocery stores and gas stations.

Later, they were made famous by Martha Stewart, who featured them on her television show.

Lastly, it might help if you know that these dishes are made from a borosilicate, but that could be giving too much away!

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If you remember what makes these dishes so special, odds are you grew up with some, or still own some today. These are Fire-King dishes, specifically the Jadeite dish set. Fire-King was a line of heat-proof glass dishware made by Anchor Hocking. Before the average home had microwaves, glass-wear that was safe to put in your oven was a pretty big deal.

If you happen across any of these pieces, you can still use them today. They're even microwave-safe, although they won't survive your dishwasher.

These days original Fire-King pieces and some collectors mugs can fetch hundreds of dollars, but most pieces are still pretty cheap.

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