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Fostoria Glass

Named for its original hometown in Ohio, Fostoria Glass Company enjoyed nearly a century as one of the most popular purveyors of art glass pieces. Offering glassware ranging from pressed to blown and hand-molded designs, Fostoria is still recognized today as the gold standard of glass production.

Though Fostoria can trace its inception to Ohio in 1887, the company's success began following its relocation in 1891 to Moundsville, West Virginia. It started out as a producer of tableware and more utilitarian items such as fruit jars and inkwells. Soon, Fostoria developed more elegant lines of stemware, even branching into crystal designs by the midpoint of the 20th century.

While several of Fostoria's patterns proved immensely popular including Chintz, Holly, Rose, and Wedding Ring, the American Clear pattern catapulted demand from clientele. Also known as the Early American pattern, it debuted in 1915 and was one of Fostoria's early 20th-century lines. Featuring a dimensional cubed motif rendered in pressed glass, the pattern signaled the arrival of Fostoria among the best glassmakers of the day and secured the company's products among contemporary collectors.


Quick Facts

  • Fostoria's early furnace in their Moundsville, West Virginia, factory was so advanced that it allowed the firing of 14 pieces at a time
  • Fostoria was the glassmaker for several United States presidents including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan
  • For a glimpse into the demand for Fostoria's pieces, look to their production in the '50s: in addition to expanding their range of patterns, Fostoria crated more than 8,000,000 glass and crystal pieces over the decade

Recommended Items at Auction

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Vintage Fostoria Jamestown Pink Iced Tea Tumblers
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Fostoria Jamestown Pink Iced Tea Tumblers
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$267 Bids
(8pc) Fostoria Etched Champagne Stemware
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
(8pc) Fostoria Etched Champagne Stemware
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
AMERICAN FOSTORIA VASE
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
AMERICAN FOSTORIA VASE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $45- $85
$151 Bid
FOSTORIA SUNRAY CELERY DISH
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
FOSTORIA SUNRAY CELERY DISH
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$50 Bids
FOSTORIA JAMESTOWN SHAKER
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
FOSTORIA JAMESTOWN SHAKER
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$50 Bids
ELEGANT GLASS FOSTORIA TROJAN 2 HANDLED BOWL
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
ELEGANT GLASS FOSTORIA TROJAN 2 HANDLED BOWL
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$150 Bids
FOSTORIA CHINTZ HANDLED BOWL
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
FOSTORIA CHINTZ HANDLED BOWL
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$50 Bids
ELEGANT AMERICAN FOSTORIA MILK PITCHER
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
ELEGANT AMERICAN FOSTORIA MILK PITCHER
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
AMERICAN FOSTORIA HANDLED SPOONER
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
AMERICAN FOSTORIA HANDLED SPOONER
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $45- $85
$150 Bids
AMERICAN FOSTORIA DIVIDED RELISH DISH
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
AMERICAN FOSTORIA DIVIDED RELISH DISH
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$30 Bids
PAIR FOSTORIA CANDLE HOLDERS - VERY NICE
Nov 07, 1:00 PM EDT
PAIR FOSTORIA CANDLE HOLDERS - VERY NICE
by Simonetta Auction Service
Est: $10- $40
$40 Bids
A Set of 4 Fostoria Dandelion Bowl
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Set of 4 Fostoria Dandelion Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
A Fostoria Footed Glass Bowl
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Fostoria Footed Glass Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Fostoria Glass


Dees Auction Company,LLC

Dees Auction Company,LLC

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Mebane Antique Auction

Mebane Antique Auction

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal