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Fire King 古董杯:把美式懷舊活過來 Fire-King Vintage Mugs Marked as American Retro

Updated: Nov 5, 2018


「復刻」二字讓你想起什麼?都市人愛追新品,但談到「復刻」、「經典」、「絕版」時,卻特別珍而重之 ,或許因為我們都回不到過去。是1940年代美國的國民餐具品牌Fire-King雖早已於70年代停產,卻在日本卻掀起復刻收藏熱潮,在王家衛經典電影裏也能發現它的身影。

People can never go back to where they were so making something retro becomes the way that they can trace the old days back. Fire King mugs were produced by an American manufacture of glassware, Anchor Hocking in the 1940s for daily use and become popular for some collectors of vintage later on. Its JADE-ITE mugs are also featured in Wang Kar-wai's film.

文 / 特約編輯 Savern Bleu 塞豆窿

譯 /陳頤倍 Belinda Chen


當人們忙著追上潮流時,仍然有人將懷舊當作習慣,甚至倒著時光走,把以前的精緻小物變成今天的潮流。

Fire-King 古董杯是1940年代美國盛行的餐具,由美國玻璃公司Anchor Hocking生產,後來成為古玩愛好者的收藏品。經典Fire-King杯子名為JADE-ITE,杯身呈半透明翠綠色,因此得名「翡翠」。 晶瑩剔透的翠綠玻璃來自循環再造的綠色牛奶樽及玻璃樽,並在生產過程中加入硼,增強抗熱性和抗腐蝕性。Fire-King杯身特厚,手感順滑,比一般陶瓷或玻璃耐用,於是成為當時美國家庭和餐廳廣泛使用的餐具品牌。


Collecting Fire-King mugs is seen as a way of retro. Fire-King mugs were produced by an American manufacture of glassware, Anchor Hocking in the 1940s for daily use and become popular for some collectors of vintage later on. The classic collection of Fire-King mug is “JADE-ITE”. The mugs are in creamy jade color. Their thick-walled bodies and smoothness made them widely used in households as well as restaurants in America at that time.


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Jade-ite系列款式眾多,包括不同體積、厚度的餐具器皿,簡約設計和工藝精神貫穿整個品牌。細心留意下, 我們可以根據杯耳彎度,把Fire King Mugs分類為C-handle和D-handle兩個類別。C-handle多作Restaurant Ware餐廳專門用,杯身較重和厚,產量相對較少。


There are various types of mugs in the JADE-ITE collection. It might help people to know about it by their handles in C or D shapes. The wall of body for the mug with C-handle is thicker than that with D-handle. It was more often used as restaurant tableware so compared with D-handle its quantities are relatively fewer.


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另外,王家衛經典電影《花樣年華》裡, 周慕雲(梁朝偉飾演)和蘇麗珍(張曼玉飾演)在金雀餐廳的一幕同樣能發現Jade-ite杯的身影。 電影設於1950年代,富有濃郁的古雅氣息。戲中用上了具精緻感的Jade-ite漩渦花紋系列,襯托著梁朝偉的含蓄、張曼玉的優雅。由於Jade-ite杯在這經典場面擔當了重要的點綴效果,相信不少王家衛影迷對Fire King古董杯情有獨鍾,增加其收藏價。


JADE-ITE cups are also featured in Wang Kar-wai's film "In the Mood for Love". In the scene where Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung) and Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) meet in Goldfinch Restaurant, the JADE-ITE cups with swirl pattern are as not merely props but the metaphors of Chow's reticence and Su's gracefulness, which turns many of Wang Kar-wai's fans into the collectors of JADE-ITE tablewares.


除了經典的Jade-ite,Fire King還有林林總總的別注系列。如Kimberly 系列,以南非鑽石發源地金伯利命名,Kimberly咖啡杯以鑽石為靈感,利用菱形立體壓花製作,並採用漸層顏色, 比古樸大方的Jade-ite有更豐富的觸感和視覺效果。