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Fostoria Glass Company

Fostoria Glass Company

The Fostoria Glass Company was established in 1887 in Fostoria, Ohio. The factory was built in this location because of the large quantities of natural gas that were supposed to be available in the area. Four years later when the company began having trouble with fuel supplies they moved to Moundsville, West Virginia and remained at that plant until their closing in 1986. From the beginning, Fostoria's founders recognized what was important to the American public. In the early years they recognized the need for decorative oil lamps, and as a result these lamps became one of the Fostoria's best selling products. As the company expanded, in the early 1900s Fostoria started making glassware for home use. Because of innovative techniques and excellent craftsmen, Fostoria was well on the way to becoming one of the largest glass houses in the country. Fostoria's most popular and best known table ware pattern (American) was created about this time. Fostoria produced American until the company closed in 1986. After Fostoria closed , Lancaster Colony acquired many of the molds, and some pieces are still being made today. In 1924 Fostoria introduced color to its glassware. The company advertised nationwide. They were the first company to offer complete glass lines of dinner ware in colors. By 1925 the company had expanded to include 5 furnaces, and employed 650 workers. Fostoria was a household name. Brides and homemakers everywhere wanted to own a set of Fostoria. By 1940 the Fostoria Glass Company was the largest manufacturer of household glassware in the United States. The Fostoria Glass Company continued to prosper and grow for the next few decades. It finally closed its operation in 1986. Many of the Fostoria molds were later sold to other companies. Lancaster Colony and Fenton produce some glass made from old Fostoria molds today. There is a great deal of difference between the glassware that was made by Fostoria and the glassware that has been made recently or is being currently made. Please make sure that you are well informed about these later issues before purchasing your glassware. Some of the Information for this brief history came from the book "Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2" by Hazel Marie Weatherman. Other great books on Fostoria include: "Fostoria It's First 50 Years"by Hazel Marie Weatherman; "Fostoria The Popular Years"published by Park Avenue Publications; "Fostoria Glassware 1887-1982" by Frances Bones; "Fostoria Useful and Ornamental, the Crystal for America" by Milbra Long and Emily Seate; and "Elegant Glassware of the Depression Era"by Gene Florence

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  1. Fenton Topaz Opalescent Hobnail #389 - 12" Footed DC Bowl

    Fenton Topaz Opalescent Hobnail #389 - 12" Footed DC Bowl

    Company Maker: The Fenton Art Glass Company - Pattern: Hobnail - Item: #389 - 12" Footed DC Bowl - Color: Topaz Opalescent - Marks: UNSIGNED - Fenton items prior to 1970 were unmarked - This bowl was made in 1983 for LeVay. The Levay bowl was marked with the large Fenton oval backstamp. - Production Dates: July 1941 - 1943 - Description / About: #389 - 12" Footed DC Bowl: 7 3/4" H. -- 12" W. - Item Condition: Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The bowl is well formed, although it does tilt slightly. Nearly all these bowls are like this due to the size of the bowl and the hand crimping. This bowl is less tilted than most. It does sit flat and does not wobble. All the hobs on this beautiful hard to find footed bowl have been checked. The color is beautiful. This elusive bowl would be a great addition to your topaz Hobnail collection. Learn More
    $229.99
  2. Fostoria American RARE Dark Blue Jewel Box

    Fostoria American RARE Dark Blue Jewel Box

    Company Maker: The Fostoria Glass Company - Pattern: American - Item: Jewel Box - Color: Dark Blue - Circa: 1920s - Description / About: Jewel Box / Glass Lid : 5 1/2" L. - 2" H. Note: This pretty jar was made for a short time in the 1920s which is why it is hard to find. - Condition: Just Stunning! This pretty Fostoria American blue jewel box is RARE. The box is found in crystal but the blue boxes are just not found very often. This lovely piece is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. Learn More
    $499.99
  3. Fostoria Baroque #2496 Azure Blue Shakers

    Fostoria Baroque #2496 Azure Blue Shakers

    Company Maker: The Fostoria Glass Company Pattern: Baroque #2496 Item: 2 3/4" Shakers Color: Azure Blue Circa: 1936 - 1944 Description / About: Baroque Azure Blue Large Salt and Pepper Shakers: 2 3/4" H.- 1 1/2" W. Condition: These lovely shakers would make a great addition to your Fostoria Baroque collection. They are in UNDAMAGED CONDITON WITHOUT CHIPS, CRACKS OR MOLD DAMAGE. The color is stunning. Both shakers are nice and clean inside without residue or sickness. The glass lids are perfect as well. Learn More
    $89.99
  4. Fostoria Brocade Grape Wisteria #2369 Footed Vase - STUNNING

    Fostoria Brocade Grape Wisteria #2369 Footed Vase - STUNNING

    Company Maker: The Fostoria Glass Company Item: #2369 Footed Vase Pattern: Brocade Decoration with #287 Grape Etch Circa: 1927 - 1930 Description / About: Fostoria Wisteria Grape Etched Footed Vase: 7 1/2" H. - 5 1/2" W. Condition: We are pleased to offer for sale a beautiful Fostoria #2369 Large Footed Vase with a Grape Brocade Decoration. This vase is VERY HARD TO FIND! The vase is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The etching is beautiful. The vase is nice an clean both inside and out. POSTAGE AND INSURANCE ON THIS PRETTY ITEM IS CALCULATED. PLEASE REFER TO THE SHIPPING TAB IN THE LISTING. Learn More
    $129.99
  5. Fostoria Brocade Pink Palm Leaf Etch / Mother of Pearl Iridescent / Gold Edge Vase

    Fostoria Brocade Pink Palm Leaf Etch / Mother of Pearl Iridescent / Gold Edge Vase

    We are pleased to offer for sale a beautiful Fostoria #2375 vase with an iridescent finish and the Palm Leaf Brocade Decoration. This vase with the "Mother of Pearl Iridescent finish are VERY HARD TO FIND! The vase are in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The etching is beautiful. The vase is nice an clean both inside and out. Learn More
    $229.99
  6. Fostoria Century Crystal 10 1/4" Dinner Plate

    Fostoria Century Crystal 10 1/4" Dinner Plate

    Company Maker: The Fostoria Glass Company - Pattern: Century - Item: 10 1/4" Dinner Plate - Color: Crystal - Circa: 1940 - 1982 - Measurement: 10 1/4" D. - Condition: This pretty Century dinner plate was produced by the The Fostoria Glass Company. This striking plate is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. We have duplicates of this outstanding dinner plate. They are all in the same Undamaged Condition as the one shown. Please check the listing to see how many are still available. Learn More
    $19.99
  7. Fostoria Chintz #2496 - Ice Bucket with Tongs

    Fostoria Chintz #2496 - Ice Bucket with Tongs

    Company Maker: The Fostoria Glass Company Pattern: Chintz Item: #2496 - Ice Bucket with Tongs Circa: 1940-1977 Description / About: #2496 - Ice Bucket with Tongs: 4 1/2" H. - 6 1/2" W. Condition: Our pretty ice bucket is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The etching is fantastic. The ice bucket is nice and clean both inside and out. The handle is in great shape. The tongs are are in good condition but have dulled slightly with age. We are not sure if these tongs were sold originally with the ice bucket but we did purchase this bucket with them. They are definitely old and were used with this bucket at some time. Learn More
    $69.99
  8. Fostoria Colony Crystal 9 1/4"  Dinner Plate

    Fostoria Colony Crystal 9 1/4" Dinner Plate

    Company Maker: The Fostoria Glass Company - Pattern: #2412 Colony - Item: Dinner Plate - Production Years: 1952 - 1972 - Measurement - 9 1/4" D. - Condition: This lovely Dinner Plate is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The clarity is just awesome. The plate is free of scratching or use marks. The white areas are the camera flash. This dinner plate would be the perfect addition to your Colony collection. We have duplicates of this dinner plate. They are all in the same Undamaged Condition as the one shown. Please check the listing to see how many of these are still available. Learn More
    $11.99
  9. Fostoria Deco #4020 Square Base Pitcher / Jug, Crystal with Green Base

    Fostoria Deco #4020 Square Base Pitcher / Jug, Crystal with Green Base

    Company Maker: The Fostoria Glass Company Pattern: #4020 Circa: 1930s Item: #4020 Pitcher / Jug with Square Base: 9 1/4" H. - 7 1/4" W. Condition: This lovely Deco Green and Crystal Fostoria jug would make a great addition to any Fostoria collection. It is Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The sharp corners have been checked and have been found to be free of damage or wear. The #4020 jug is not often found. The applied handle is perfect and the jug is nice and clear without residue. US POSTAGE AND INSURANCE ON THIS PRETTY PIECE IS CALCULATED. PLEASE SEE THE SHIPPING TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION. Learn More
    $99.99
  10. Fostoria Fuchsia #6004 Water Goblet with Wisteria Stem and Base

    Fostoria Fuchsia #6004 Water Goblet with Wisteria Stem and Base

    Company Maker: The Fostoria Glass Company - Pattern: #310 Fuchsia Etch - Item: #6004 Water Goblet - Circa: 1931 - 1944 - Measurement: 7 1/2" H. -3 3/4" D. - Color: Crystal Bowl with Wisteria Stem and Foot - Condition: This stunning hard to find Fuchsia Water Goblet with a Wisteria Stem and Base is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The etching is well defined. Learn More
    $99.99

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