Here we have examples of new reproduction jadite green kitchenware. These are widely available today and they are not old. The covered butter dish is made in a pattern virtually identical to the original Crisscross pattern produced by Hazel Atlas Glass company many years ago. So how can the examples shown here be identified as new reproductions?
1. Original Hazel Atlas butters were made in clear crystal, pink, blue and green transparent. This means any refrigerator-type glassware pieces in jadeite and in the Crisscross pattern are automatically identifiable as reproductions, because no vintage covered butter dish in the Crisscross pattern was ever made in jadite.
2. The butter dish shown has tab-type handles on the base, while original Crisscross butter bases did not have tab handles.
3. The word "BUTTER" is written in the center panel on top of this new Crisscross butter in crude lettering, with some letters incomplete.
4. The tops on the swirl pattern salt and pepper shaker set in this listing are so very modern and look so new it is unlikely even a novice would mistake them for 'vintage.' However, keep in mind an unscrupulous seller could suggest the tops are new replacements, but the bottoms are old, saying their original old tops had to be discarded due to damage. Or new tops could even be replaced with old lids in an attempt to make the set seem old, when they are not.
There are currently several prolific sources that sell different patterns of round salt and pepper sets and spice shakers in jadeite glass, including a well known chain of restaurants with large gift shops. Since so much new low-priced jadite from China has been readily available in stores for a few years now, collectors need to have confidence in the knowledge and professionalism of the dealer from whom they buy.
Butter dish measures 8 1/2 inches by 4 inches and is 3 1/4 inches tall. Salt and Pepper shakers are 3 inches tall.
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