- Pattern: Country Geese (Discontinued)
- Made in USA by Anchor Hocking
- Vintage: 1987
- Details: This is such a cute canister! It is part of a very extensive collection from Anchor Hocking of white geese wares. The White Duck with Blue Bow “fever” started in the late 70’s and has not really let up, people still love and collect this design, made by many different glass manufacturers, all slightly different, all with white geese. This one has a cute pair of white geese wearing blue bows and playing in the rain, shown with tiny blue raindrops. On the ground there are little yellow flowers and grass, bordered on the top and bottom with a band of blue triangles. The lid is also glass, it is not loose but not a very tight seal either. This is part of a three canister set, this is the smallest of the three, perfect size for a baby’s nursery, powder room or kitchen. If you’re trying to complete a set, we hope this find brings you great joy. Great decor piece, or as a gift for a Blue Bow Geese collector. (Yes, that’s a thing).
- Material: Glass
- Dimensions: 5.75 inches Tall with Lid (whiteout lid it is 4.0 inches Tall, 4.0 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are scratches on the bottom, we feel acceptable due to age/use/wear. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise noted. This item ships Priority Mail and insured for your protection. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.
Anchor Hocking has a very long and complicated history going back to 1905. Here is a very brief synopsis of this long lived American manufacturer. The company was started by Isaac J. Collins and six friends who raised $8,000 to buy the Lancaster Carbon Company, Lancaster, Ohio, when it went into receivership in 1905. The company, named for the Hocking River near which the plant was located, made and sold approximately $20,000 worth of glassware in the first year. In 1924 a tremendous fire reduced the company to ashes but Mr. Collins and his associates raised funding to build another plant (Plant 1). The new plant was specifically designed for the production of glassware. Later in that same year, the company also purchased controlling interest in the Lancaster Glass Company (later called Plant 2) and the Standard Glass Manufacturing Company with plants in Bremen and Canal Winchester, Ohio. In 1929 the stock market crashed and so did the country’s economy, however, this company survived by developing a 15-mold machine that could produce 90 pieces of blown glass per minute. This allowed the company to sell tumblers “two for a nickel” and survive the great depression while others went out of business. Hocking Glass Company entered the glass container business in 1931 with the purchase of 50% of the General Glass Company, which in turn acquired Turner Glass Company of Winchester, Indiana. Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation came into existence on December 31, 1937 when the Anchor Cap and Closure Corporation and its subsidiaries merged with the Hocking Glass Company. The word “Glass” was dropped from the company’s name in 1969 because the company had evolved into an international company with an infinite product list. They had entered the plastic market in 1968 with the acquisition of Plastics Incorporated in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Newell Corporation acquired the Anchor Hocking Corporation on 2 July 1987. In 2012 Anchor Hocking merged with Oneida and created EveryWare Global. EveryWare Global filed for bankruptcy in 2015. EveryWare Global was renamed The Oneida Group in 2017 and it’s the current owner of Anchor Hocking brand.