The Anchor Hocking Glass Company began production of the Early American Prescut line in the 1960's. Because of the featured star within the pattern, it was soon dubbed "Star of David" by its collectors and the pattern made its way into almost every home. Prescut glass was very moderately priced and affordable to most while still giving an appearance of more expensive crystal or cut glass. Anchor Hocking had a winning pattern on their hands and proceeded to manufacture items in this pattern that not only would grace the breakfast table but would also make its way to the more elegant Wedding Reception or Bridal Shower.
This punch bowl set is a prime example of the items used at Receptions or even at a smaller Birthday or Anniversary party. The large punch bowl could be purchased boxed with 10 or 12 cups, the cup hangers, and a plastic ladle. Other sets offered the more elaborate pedestal base for more elegance or even the large 13 1/2" plate to be used under the punch bowl or separately as a platter.
At the time of this listing, the base* and the 13 1/2" platter* are both available in this shop to add to this punch set if desired. Photos are also shown here of the set with the separate pedestal base.
This set currently includes:
(1) 8 quart punch bowl measuring 13 7/8" across and 7 " tall (without the 6 3/4" tall base)
(12)* 6 oz cups *(Only 11 are pictured but there are 12)
(11) cup hooks / plastic hangers
(1 ) plastic ladle
No chips or nicks are found within any of the pieces. The plastic ladle is the only piece within the set that shows obvious wear and previous use. The plastic is spotted like perhaps it was washed in a dishwasher and is somewhat cloudy but even the plastic ladle is without breaks.
**If you wish to add the base, platter or any of the other items in this pattern to your order, you will receive a discount . Please allow a little extra time to package these items safely and securely. Also please remember that this is very heavy glassware. This packaged punch set alone weighs 14 pounds 10 ounces packaged and shipping charges are based on weight. You will only be charged actual shipping costs.
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