Fire King Snack Trays - Primrose Pattern - Early 1960's - Set of 3 Vintage Stacking Dishes
Every well-equipped household possesses several different kinds of trays, and the way in which they are arranged is often an accurate indication of the degree of refinement of the mistress of the house. - Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, Entertaining With Elegance, 1965
These vintage Fire King snacking trays were the 1960's equivalent of the portable party platter. By far prettier than a paper plate, these individual trays were intended to hold snacks and a drink cup for stylish, sturdy, no-spill minglers who wanted to easily eat while they moved around a room. Made between 1960-1962, the Primrose pattern collection included an array of serving pieces that contained bowls, platters, cups and covered dishes. It was the first collection in the Anchor Hocking Fire King catalog that was able to go from oven to table combining the gorgeous look of china dishware with the functional service of ovenware..
- Made of solid, hefty bright white milk glass
- Each tray weighs almost 1 lb.
- Scalloped edging, bright red, pink and black flowers with grey leaves and round embossed circles (on bottom) give this trio extra retro character.
- Clear graphics
In gorgeous vintage condition. Very clean. Crisp, clear graphics and no cracks. There are two old, small chips on two trays right in the same spot about halfway down one long edge of the rim. The chips are almost invisible and are so old they are soft and smooth to the touch. You can run your finger over them without any worry of cutting or scratching yourself. Please see photos for close-up detailing.
Each tray measures 11.25" inches (length handle to handle) x 6" inches (width) x.75" inches (height).
Still ideal for that very serving situation these floral milk glass trays also make perfect servers for picnicking or tailgating by providing a non-messy surface when you are eating outdoors in relaxed environments. They also make very cute bedroom trays for nighttime snacks or hostess welcome carriers for in-room surprises when you are entertaining overnight house guests.