There’s a little mystery over the manufacturer of what has been called (unmarked) Akro Agate flips. It was Roger Hardy, in his book devoted to Akro Agate, who included the bowls. But when we met with him in 2010, he said he no longer believed they were made by Akro Agate. But then in 2016 when we visited him again, he was back to believing they “were” made by Akro Agate. So that’s it, we’re going with Akro Agate and not questioning him again!
And that brings me to this tall ribbed flip. It is also unmarked but except for shape is exactly like the Akro Agates, and I’m sure it was made by the same manufacturer. Since I’ve been collecting them I’ve had several that were clear, one white and two black. In comparing them, their enamel quality and texture are identical to Akro Agates, and when they show wear on the ribs through small chips of color, these chip in exactly the same way. In addition, the tall ones have the same style of mold marks as the Akro Agates.
And this is probably more info than you wanted! Nevertheless, I’m kind of passionate about these just because they’re so uncommon.
This one is 4 inches in diameter by 3 ¾ inches high. The lid is shiny and has the usual myriad marks from years of abuse and commercial cleaning. The glass is bright and shiny. I can see and feel only minor roughness at the bottom of the points on the ribs. This would be from rubbing up against something else on the counter. The mold mark on the bottom is: 1. It’s a beautiful example of a hard-to-find shape.