Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hazel Atlas Candy Stripe Pattern Dishes Delight Kitchen Collectors

In the 1950's The Hazel Atlas Company released "Candy Stripe" dishes which were striped in brown, orange, red, turquoise or yellow on Platonite glass.

"Red" is The Most Popular Color

The most popular pattern is the red
striped variety. You will find the "Candy Stripe pattern on bowls, mugs, cups, plates, saucers, ice tubs, tumblers and pitchers. The pitchers can be decorated crystal or Platonite.

What is Platonite?

"In 1936, The Hazel Atlas glass company applied for and subsequently received a patent for a process of glass known as Platonite. This process consisted of an opaque glassware that would be treated with various finishes. Platonite is often confused with milkglass, an antique glass process.

As you can see in the photographs, the white glass was treated with a 'fired-on' color or decoration. Platonite was produced in the 1940s and 1950s. "

Values for "Candy Stripe " Pattern

Mugs and cups sell for $8.00, while the hard to find coordinating pitcher can fetch $95.00. Also hard to find are the 9" plates which can go for $25.00. Plates sizes are 7". 8" and 9".

Hazel Atlas "Candy Stripe" dishes make lovely breakfast sets for retro kitchen collectors.

Read More About Hazel Atlas Glass

The Hazel Atlas Glass Identification and Value Guide: Second Edition by Cathy and Gene Florence (

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C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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