Stare carefully at the F in the Fiesta stamp. If the F is lowercase and connected to all the other letters in the word, the piece is most likely vintage. If there is a loop in the F, it most likely was made after 1986. If the F is uppercase and angular, its a piece of current Fiestaware.
Does all Fiestaware have markings?
HLC could not mark some Fiesta items because of design considerations. Examples of items without backstamps include vintage juice tumblers, demitasse cups, teacups and salt and pepper shakers. Of the vintage line, some ashtrays, egg cups, sweets comports and onion soup bowls are marked, while others are not.
How do you date Fiestaware markings?
Below are three cases where telling the age of Fiesta can be automatic based on its marking. BACKSTAMPS: if the letters in the word, “Fiesta” are all LOWER CASE, then its OLD. if the letters in the word, “Fiesta” are all UPPER CASE, then its NEW.
How do I know if my Fiestaware is lead free?
While the vintage Fiesta pieces are consistently very high lead, newer #Fiestaware items (including the ones that are marked “lead free” on the bottom) have either no lead (specifically: they test negative for lead when tested with an XRF instrument) or test positive for just trace lead (usually below 100 ppm) when