Mrs Jack Tableware Brands Archive

Mrs Jack Tableware Brands Archive

Read, in alphabetical order, about internaional brands, their history and legacy.

A
Arc International/The Arc group
is a French manufacturer and distributor of household goods. The company was established in Arques, Pas-de-Calais, where it is still headquartered, as a glass-making firm under the name Verrerie des Sept Ecluses in 1825. In 1892 the name was changed to Verrerie Cristallerie d’Arques, and after a series of acquisitions in the 1990s the group was renamed in 2000 to the current name. It is the leading manufacturer of crystal and glassware in the world It is privately held and has been owned by members of the Durand family since 1916.Arc International currently licenses the Pyrex brand of cookware for sale in the European Union. (via)

Arcopal France, (Verrerie Cristallerie d’Arques) 1958-1986. This fully tempered glassware is high-strength and durable, break and chip resistant. Although very thin, Arcopal glass is five times stronger than china. Arcopal tableware was famous for its translucent opal borosilicate glass. The Arcopal France tableware is microwave and dishwasher safe. Arcopal bakeware is oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. (via)

Arabia Finland
Arabia Finland used by Mrs Jack

Arcoroc launched in 1963, (Verrerie Cristallerie d’Arques 1892-2000 currently sold by Arc International) a brandname for tempered glass. It evolved towards a professional brand for the restaurant industry, featuring cutlery, dinnerware and glassware, with products majorly made of glass material (annealed glass, Opal, tempered glass, Zenix) but also complementary ranges of porcelain and stainless steel products. All Arcoroc products are professional dishwasher safe. (via)
659afaf6463b4d7480ab35d8689318b9 240c26ff6f3b9b38dfc78f7f1161ba0fAbout Arcoroc Sierra: The Sierra line has a stuctured base almost like raw earthenware, this tempered glass (Arcoroc) is sort of shockproof, thus hard to break. Colors; green / red / ochre. Arcoroc used by Mrs Jack

Arzberg
Arzberg available at Mrs Jack

B

Beilby
The Beilby family of Newcastle: William, Richard and Mary were all skilled glass decorators who learned how to fire enamels onto glass and worked for different factories in the Newcastle area. Their decorative repertoire ranged across various categories from simple white enamel floral or avian motifs, painted around the bowl of small cylindrical bowled wine or cordial glasses, via more complex classical architectural vignettes to armorials in polychrome enamels.  GB, https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/guides/collecting-guides/beilby-glass/ http://18cglass.co.uk/index.php?main_page=page&id=10 / http://www.cmog.org/collection/search/beilby?sm_actor_name=Beilby%2C%20William

Boch La Louviere
Boch (la Louviere) used by Mrs Jack

C

Creuset

Cor Unum

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Cristal d’Arques

Launched in Europe in 1968. Cristal d’Arques Louvre pattern  24% lead crystal
Cristal d’Arques used by Mrs Jack

D

Dartmouth Pottery
Dartmouth pottery used by Mrs Jack

E

E.S.K.A.F, NV, Eerste Steenwijksche Kunstaardewerkfabriek Eskaf 
Pottery factory ESKAF made Amsterdam School Art Deco decorative art pottery, tiles, dinnerware and construction ceramics, mostly with mat cream/black glaze, painted stylized figures, butterfly and flower motifs. Mark/backstamp Eskaf Steenwijk/Huizen Holland.
E.s.k.a.f jugs, sculptures/figures and cover-pots with bizarre shaped curves and sculptural decorations, like spotted dark green or brown cover-pots with a handmade deer or goat, White models with black ears, “Gouda pottery“. Wide range of assortment because of own designers style. The socialistic vision was that well shaped hollow-ware pottery had an educational effect on the working class, but the buyers were well-to-do with a modern taste. H.L. Krop, J.H. de Groot, W. Bogtman, C. van der Sluys, J. Jongert, A. Meerding, W. van Norden via

Eichhoff Werke GmbH

Germany in the 1960s/1970s. ‘Lampette’ Made in Orange plastic with adjustable metal teslecopic stem: from 21 to 47 cm. Can also be fixed to the wall (Lampette made in Germany, Eichhof logo, KSAEichhoff Werke GmbH used by Mrs Jack

Link to German Logo’s from Lamp producers

F

Fenton
Glassware, enameled glass

Fire King
Fire-King used by Mrs Jack

Anchor Hocking Fire-King was originally produced in the 1940s for everyday use, rather than display. There are many decalled patterns that are very popular including Blue Mosaic, Wheat, Primrose, Fleurette, Forget Me Not and Anniversary Rose. Patterns with solid glass colors are Swirl/Shell (1965–76), Sheaves of Wheat (Laurel 1952-63), Jane Ray, Alice, Fish Scale, Three Bands (1952–56) Restaurant Ware, 4000 Line and 1700 Line.

Jade-ite Restaurant Ware is most popular among some collectors. It is a creamy jade color. Martha Stewart popularized this pattern by using it on her TV show. In 2000 Fire-King was re-released by Anchor Hocking in Jade-ite. The pieces have been made from new molds and are not the same as the older Fire-King items. They are also stamped “Fire-King, 2000.”

Excellent reference books on the subject are: Anchor Hocking’s Fireking and More by Gene Florence. A Collector’s Guide to Anchor Hocking’s Fire King Glassware, by Garry and Dale Kilgo and Jerry and Gail Wilkins

Fire-King solid glass colors come in rose-ite (creamy pink), turquoise blue, azur-ite (light pale blue), white, and ivory. It can also be a fired-on coating over crystal in shades of pastel green, pastel blue, pastel peach, pastel yellow, primary orange, primary blue, primary yellow and primary green. These fired on colors are part of the pattern Rainbow. Rainbow is not technically Fire-King, but included in the same category with most collector books. There is also a fired on Lustre color finish that comes in several patterns and a few colors, grey, white and the most popular Peach. (via) List of trademarks at fire-king-mug.com

Flora

Freddotherm
Freddotherm available at Mrs Jack

G

Galle Enameled Cameo Glass Vase
Of shouldered ovoid form, etched and enameled with a winter landscape

Gero
Gero used by Mrs Jack

H

Hazel (Atlas) Glass Company (USA) “Once the largest glass manufacturer in the world, Hazel-Atlas grew out of the Hazel Glass Company, which was founded in 1885 to make opal glass liners for the zinc caps of Mason jars. By 1902, when its name was changed to Hazel-Atlas, the company was a leader in fruit jars, oil bottles, glass lamp bases, and commercial glass containers for everything from Vasoline and shoe polish to ketchup, jam, and pickles. By the 1920s, there was hardly a home in America that did not have a Hazel-Atlas glass container in its cupboards. In 1936, Hazel-Atlas introduced a type of glass called Platonite, which was semi-opaque and is often mistaken for milk glass. Patterns made with Platonite glass could be fired in any number of colors, although they are often found as white pieces with concentric or single rings that have been fired onto the white surface in red or blue.”

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VINTAGE HAZEL ATLAS APPLE SHAPED CLEAR GLASS LUNCHEON OR SNACK PLATES WITH MATCHING CUPS. Hazel Atlas Orchardware (Apple) Lunch Plate In 1936. (via, read more collectorsweekly.com/ glassloversglassdatabase)

Hutschenreuther
Hutschenreuther available at Mrs Jack

I

Iittalla
Iittalla available at Mrs Jack

J

James Giles workshop in London, another often-cited attribution also produced enamelled glassware and there are doubtless other workshops whose work is characterised as “Beilby type” or “Beilby style” yet to be brought to full prominence.

Jasba Keramikfabriken, Founded in 1926 by Jakob Schwaderlapp in Ransbach-Baumbach, near Koblenz in western Germany, this company discontinued its art pottery lines in 1971. Glazes are often brightly coloured. The two main designers were Cilli Wörsdörfer and Christiane Reuter. (via)

K

(Porzellanfabrik)
Kronester Bavaria West-Germany (1969 – ca. 1990)
J. Kronester in Schwarzenbach in Deutschland (1990-1993)
Die Porzellanfabrik J. Kronester & Co. wurde 1906 als Familienbetrieb gegründet und konzentrierte sich nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg auf die Herstellung von Gebrauchsporzellan. Mit der von Hans Achtziger entworfenen Form Ulrike landete sie einen Verkaufshit. Infolge der Branchenkrise in den 1990er Jahren fusionierte das Unternehmen 1993 mit der Schirnding AG und der Johann Seltmann GmbH (Vohenstrauß) zur SKV-Porzellan-Union GmbH, die nach der Übernahme der Marke Arzberg 2003 als Arzberg GmbH firmierte. Diese ist seit 2013 in die Sambonet Paderno Industries S. p. A. eingegliedert. (via http://www.porzellanstrasse.de/de/porzellanstrasse/orte/schwarzenbach-a-d-saale.html)

L

Legras
France glassware, enameled glass

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Luminarc
Launched in 1948. (Verrerie Cristallerie d’Arques 1892-2000 currently sold by Arc International)
About Luminarc Cavalier: The Cavalier line was made in the 1970’s by J.G. Durand  it’s design has barrel shaped (colored) bodies with clear glass round bases. Each base has a molded France in tiny capital letters on the bottom (the Luminarc mark used in the early 1970s) Water, large wine, small wine, aperitif, cordial and coupe glasses. Colors; ruby red / amber / fumé / green / clear, packed per 6 glasses.   Luminarc used by Mrs Jack

LSA international

M

Mebel
Mebel available at Mrs Jack

N. V. Metawa, Tiel, Holland. Trade name Metad’or for brass but also made pewterware, founded 1923 in the same town as Daalderop and Kurz.  Closed 1982, briefly revived but finally closed 1985. (information courtesy Aart W. Korstens)
Metawa available at MRS Jack

Mary Gregory, USA (1856–1908) was an American artist known for her decoration of glass products at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Gregory worked for Boston and Sandwich from 1880-1884. Gregory painted lamps and plaques of landscape scenes during her years at B&SGC.

Moser
Enameled glass

N

Nona, Dutch cutlery

Nuutajarvi glass
Nuutajarvi Notsjo was established in 1793, in Urjala, Finland, by Jacob Wilhelm de Pont and Harald Furnhjelm, originally making window glass + bottles. the company changed hands several times until it was bought by the Wartsila Group in 1950. Kaj Franck was made art director, a position he held until 1976. Other designers at Nuutajarvi include Oiva Toikka, Heikki Orvola, Saara Hopea, and Runnar Engblom. Nuutajarvi merged with Iittala in 1988, and Nuutajarvi glass is currently marketed under the Iittala name. (via)
Nuutajarvi glass available at Mrs Jack

O

P

Pink Crown
Pink Crown available at Mrs Jack

Pottery Driehoek Huizen Holland
https://mrsjack.net/tag/pottery-driehoek-huizen-holland/

R

Ravelli
Hand turned/thrown, poured and pressed luxury Pottery Factory Ravelli hollow-ware/kitchenware pottery and gift ceramic art objects. Mark/backstamp Ravelli.
Very recognizable own style pottery items, like vases, astray’s, animal figures and black/negro heads/masks. Decorative art and florist’s objects, modern, combination of quality and originality. Jaap and Dick Ravelli put their stamp on the New Look design from the fifties with their vases in the black/white line, Jaap could only make black or white glazes because of his less knowledge of glaze technics, these were his own words. Lots of ceramic items are made of red/brown/black clay, with an orange-skin moulding white glaze. Also plant-pegs/holders of  rattan, raffia, bamboo and Keramobiles, sphere shaped plant-holders in different colours. In the 1960s Jaap Ravelli made Sang de Boeuf-glazes. Problems for Ravelli because of the cheap foreign pottery competition and ceramics were no longer in fashion. Between 1946-1977 sold more than 1 million ceramic pieces in 32 countries, in Holland in departmentstore the Bijenkorf and decorative art shops. In 1999, at an age of 83 year (after 15 year) Ravelli had an exhibition with new works of art, recognizable items and bright coloured masks. (via)

Regout

Regout available at Mrs Jack

Riihimaki
https://mrsjack.net/tag/riihimaki/

Royal Albert
Royal Albert available from Mrs Jack

Royal Mosa/Mosa
https://mrsjack.net/tag/royal-mosa/

Royal Porcelain
Royal Porcelain available at Mrs Jack

S

Seletti
Seletti available at Mrs Jack

Sphinx
Sphinx available at Mrs Jack

T

Thomas Germany
For the past 100 years the “Thomas” brand has represented young, uncomplicated design. Thomas picks up on the spirit of the times, turning modern food, furnishing and fashion trends into innovative product concepts for table-settings and a homely atmosphere. Thomas addresses a young, design-oriented clientele, who are open to new ideas. Thomas underlines the claim of conveying joie de vivre and progression – and hence reflecting the feeling of its target group – with the slogan “The Trend Factory”. Since the 1950s Thomas has been built up consistently as a brand for young, design-oriented and straightforward everyday crockery. In 1965 the glass and porcelain collection “ABC” by Hans Theo Baumann was developed and later won many awards. The Thomas collection was influenced predominantly by Scandinavian design until the 1980s. For example, the “Scandic” form by Hertha Bengtson was awarded the gold medal of Faenza. (rosenthal/brandmarks/thomas)

Thomas available at Mrs Jack

Turnwald Collection
hansturnwald.com
The lid and bottom half is a plastic insulating bowl.

Tupperware

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Vereco

Villeroy & Boch
https://mrsjack.net/tag/villeroy-boch/

W

Wedgwood
Wedgwood available at Mrs Jack

The Westmoreland Glass Company USA of Grapeville, Pennsylvania began marketing their glasswork as Mary Gregory in the 1920s. They would create glass paintings of Victorian Era children in profile, and say it was done in the style of Mary Gregory. Westmoreland artists painted the cherubic white silhouettes on black milk glass plates, vases, glass boxes, heart-shaped plates, et cetera. In the 1970s they also painted these scenes on blanks that they called Blue Mist – a semi-opaque glass with a baby blue tint to it. Many pieces of Mary Gregory also show up as Cranberry plates, tumbler sets, goblets, glasses and so on. Gregory, her sister, and possibly others she had trained, used a white enamel paint with ground glass as a paint mixture. To bind the paint to the glass, they fired it after application. It was fused with the piece in this manner so the painting became part of the glass. Similar artwork was made by literally dozens of glass houses, and some, such as Fenton, continue to this day. (wikipedia)

Enoch Wedgwood (Tunsall) Ltd. Enoch Wedgwood (1813-1879) was an English potter, founder in 1860 of the pottery firm Wedgwood & Co of Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. He was a distant cousin of the famous potter Josiah Wedgwood, of Josiah Wedgwood & Sons but their two businesses were separate concerns. Wedgwood & Co was renamed Enoch Wedgwood (Tunstall) Ltd in 1965, in 1980 it was taken over by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, who renamed it Unicorn Pottery.(via)

Enoch Wedgwood (Tunsall) Ltd. was originally called Podmore Walker & Co. Enoch Wedgwood was part of the company. It was formed in 1835, hence the date markings. After that, from 1860 to 1965, the company was called “Wedgwood & Co.” and operated by Enoch Wedgwood and his younger brother, Jabez. In 1900, it became a limited company with the Wedgwood family no longer in control. In 1980, the company was taken over by the Josiah Wedgwood Group. (via)

 

Z

Zsolnay
A typical feature of beautiful, hand made decorative and exclusive Zsolnay porcelain tableware is their ivory colour. Zsolnay porcelain is manufactured using special decorative techniques and burned at very high temperatures. Vilmos Zsolnay who took the company over in 1865 was inspired by Chinese porcelain because of its rich and colourful glazing. He spent years of experimenting with raw materials and burning techniques looking for the right combination to develop softer glazing and decoration processes. This new glazing technique is also characterised by a plasticity to its decorative motifs, achieved as a result of the colouring mixed into the porcelain glazing. While these items were originally made of porcelain-faience, a material that combined the best features of porcelain and faience, they are now made exclusively out of porcelain. For the development of the porcelain glazing technology, Zsolnay has been awarded the French Legion of Honour.
Zolnay available at Mrs Jack

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