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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

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A Fostoria Footed Glass Bowl
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A Fostoria Footed Glass Bowl
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Est: $15- $150
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A 3-Legged Pink Depression Forstoria Glass Bowl
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Fostoria Coin Frosted Emerald Green 6 1/2", 32 Oz. Pitcher, EC
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Est: $0- $0
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VINTAGE CHARLETON ROSE DECORATED FOSTRIA COLONY VASE
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Est: $0- $0
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Vintage Stunning Fostoria Grape Brocade Orchid Etched Glass Lidded Bowl
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8- PIECE LOT OF GORHAM AND FOSTORIA ETCHED STEMS
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8- PIECE LOT OF GORHAM AND FOSTORIA ETCHED STEMS
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Est: $0- $0
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LOT OF 3- FOSTORIA ELEGANT GLASS BOWLS
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Est: $0- $0
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7 Mid Century FOSTORIA Colony Sherbet and Cocktail
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3 FOSTORIA Blue Navarre Goblets, 1 June Blue
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3 FOSTORIA Blue Navarre Goblets, 1 June Blue
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Est: $0- $0
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2 FOSTORIA Candle Holders WISTERIA c1930s
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Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
1920s FOSTORIA Black Amethyst Trophy Vase
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Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
FOSTORIA Versailles Blue Fan Vase no trim
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Est: $0- $0
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FOSTORIA MCM Art Deco Empire Green Vase
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Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
FOSTORIA Uranium Green Glass Flower Vase
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FOSTORIA Uranium Green Glass Flower Vase
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Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
FOSTORIA Glass Century Center Handled Serving Tray
Dec 04, 9:00 PM MST
FOSTORIA Glass Century Center Handled Serving Tray
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Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Century by FOSTORIA Triple Candle Candle Holders
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Century by FOSTORIA Triple Candle Candle Holders
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Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Century by FOSTORIA Glass Double Arm Candle Holder
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Century by FOSTORIA Glass Double Arm Candle Holder
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Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
FOSTORIA Colony Crystal Footed Urn w Cover
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FOSTORIA Colony Crystal Footed Urn w Cover
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Est: $0- $0
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