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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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FOSTORIA GREEN URANIUM GLASS BOWL VINTAGE ANTIQUE
Feb 26, 1:00 PM CST
FOSTORIA GREEN URANIUM GLASS BOWL VINTAGE ANTIQUE
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$53 Bids
(2) Boxed lots of Fostoria ‘Navarre’ stemware & few matching serving pieces: few chips on some NO SHIPPING
Feb 21, 7:00 PM EST
(2) Boxed lots of Fostoria ‘Navarre’ stemware & few matching serving pieces: few chips on some NO SHIPPING
by Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Fostoria Coin Pitcher, Cream and Sugar, Anchor Hocking Casserole, and Amber Ashtray
Feb 21, 9:00 AM EST
Fostoria Coin Pitcher, Cream and Sugar, Anchor Hocking Casserole, and Amber Ashtray
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
ELEGANT GLASS FOSTORIA COLONY VASE
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
ELEGANT GLASS FOSTORIA COLONY VASE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$51 Bid
4 FOSTORIA CRYSTAL WATER TUMBLERS
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
4 FOSTORIA CRYSTAL WATER TUMBLERS
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$51 Bid
ELEGANT GLASS FOSTORIA COLONY VASE
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
ELEGANT GLASS FOSTORIA COLONY VASE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$51 Bid
FOSTORIA DOUBLE HANDLE GREEN URANIUM FAN VASE VINTAGE ANTIQUE
Feb 26, 1:00 PM CST
FOSTORIA DOUBLE HANDLE GREEN URANIUM FAN VASE VINTAGE ANTIQUE
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Fostoria American Assorted Glassware
Feb 21, 9:00 AM EST
Fostoria American Assorted Glassware
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
4 AMERICAN FOSTORIA ICE TEA TUMBLERS
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
4 AMERICAN FOSTORIA ICE TEA TUMBLERS
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
4 AMERICAN FOSTORIA FLARED LOW FOOTED SHERBERTS
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
4 AMERICAN FOSTORIA FLARED LOW FOOTED SHERBERTS
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
2 AMERICAN FOSTORIA CONE FOOTED COCKTAILS
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
2 AMERICAN FOSTORIA CONE FOOTED COCKTAILS
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $25- $45
$60 Bids
AMERICAN FOSTORIA NUT DISH
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
AMERICAN FOSTORIA NUT DISH
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$30 Bids
AMERICAN FOSTORIA OVAL ALMOND DISH
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
AMERICAN FOSTORIA OVAL ALMOND DISH
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$30 Bids
4 AMERICAN FOSTOIA TALL SHERBERTS
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
4 AMERICAN FOSTOIA TALL SHERBERTS
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
4 AMERICAN FOSTOIA HEXACON FOOT SHERBERT
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
4 AMERICAN FOSTOIA HEXACON FOOT SHERBERT
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
3 FOSTORIA JAMESTOWN TUMBLER
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
3 FOSTORIA JAMESTOWN TUMBLER
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
4 FOSTOIRA HERITAGE PLATES
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
4 FOSTOIRA HERITAGE PLATES
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
11 Fostoria Champagne Flutes w U.S. House Seal
Feb 22, 12:00 PM EST
11 Fostoria Champagne Flutes w U.S. House Seal
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
ELEGANT GLASS FOSTORIA BOWL HEATHER PATTERN
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
ELEGANT GLASS FOSTORIA BOWL HEATHER PATTERN
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
3 AMERICAN FOSTORIA PLATES
Feb 24, 11:00 AM CST
3 AMERICAN FOSTORIA PLATES
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $35- $65
$100 Bids
Fostoria Cut Crystal Glassware and More
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
Fostoria Cut Crystal Glassware and More
by Greenwich Auction
Est: $50- $100
$500 Bids
13 Bird Form Glass Open Salts
Mar 01, 11:00 AM EST
13 Bird Form Glass Open Salts
by Nest Egg Auctions
Est: $50- $150
$200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Fostoria Glass


Dees Auction Company,LLC

Dees Auction Company,LLC

Apple Tree Auction Center

Apple Tree Auction Center

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers

Roan Inc. Auctioneers & Appraisers