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Fostoria Patterns and Etchings
American - Fostoria's No. 2056 American pattern was introduced in crystal 1915. This pattern was quickly accepted by the American public and soon became Fostoria's leading seller. The number of pieces in the pattern was expanded continuously through the years. During the 1920's color was introduced into the Fostoria line and some pieces of the American pattern were also made in color. The known colors of early American include amber, aqua, dark blue, canary, ebony, green, jadeite, lavender and yellow. Some pieces were also produced with ruby flashing. Later production included American in milk, smoke, pink and red. When Fostoria closed in the 1980's, American moulds went to the Indiana Glass Company. Production of American continued from both original and modified moulds for the Fostoria outlet stores.
Baroque - Baroque was introduced in 1966. Azure Blue was made from 1936-1944; Topaz from 1936-1938; Gold Tint 1938-1944, and Ruby from 1936-1939. Items in crystal were made until the Fostoria plant closed.

Bouquet Plate Etching #342- (1949-1952) Fostoria Bouquet is a pretty Floral etching typically found on the Century blank. Fostoria also used this pattern on quite a few of their other style vases. A full service dinnerware set can be found with numerous stemware and serving pieces. This pattern is hard to find, but the reward is well worth the time and effort spent.

Buttercup - (1941-1960) - The etching picture shown on the left is plate etching #340, better know as "Buttercup". This etching was designed to go with Spode's dinnerware, and Gorham's silver which used the same name.

Camellia #2630 Line (1952 1976) - Camellia is a beautiful etched Rose pattern that was introduced into the Fostoria line in the 1950s. This stunning pattern can be found on several different Fostoria blanks, but most of it is on the Century blank. This striking pattern went well with so many of the China patterns produced during this time period. Camellia was Fostoria's answer to many of the other Rose etched patterns that were being made by their competitors. It is a large pattern with a huge listing of items available. The prices for this pattern are reasonable in comparison to Cambridge's Rosepoint, or Heisey's Rose, and it makes a beautiful table setting.
Century #2630 Line - (Late 40s-1982) - Century was one of Fostoria's larger crystal blank patterns. This pattern can be found with wheel cuttings and etchings, but many collectors prefer the plain unadorned pieces of this pattern. Its pretty shape and simple style make a striking table setting. Century can be found with many of the post 50s etchings that Fostoria made. Collectors of Heather, and Holly for example, are quite familiar with this pattern blank. Century has lots of stemware and serving pieces, that are still relatively easy to find. Most pieces are in a reasonable price range, making it fun to collect this pattern.
Chintz - (1940-1977) - This beautiful plate etching is #338. Chintz enjoyed a long production period and was one of Fostoria's most popular etchings. The Chintz line was extensive and this pretty pattern can be found on many serving items.
Coin Glass Line# 1382- (1958-1982) Fostoria's Coin Glass pattern was based on earlier coin patterns produced in the 1880s. The pattern was immediately accepted and sold well. This explains its long production period. While many of the pieces have been reissued (and are still being made today by Lancaster Colony), the over all quality is not the same as that of the older Fostoria pieces. The newer blues and greens are different from those of the older pieces, and are easily told apart by collectors. However, this differences between the old and new red and crystal are harder to tell. There is a difference in the color even if it has been reported that there is not. It is hard to tell the old pieces from the new in these colors, but it can be done. If you are going to collect this pattern, in crystal and red --- know your dealer.

Colony - (1938-1982) Colony evolved from Fostoria's No. 112 pattern which was introduce before the turn of the century. Later in 1926, the swirled pattern was sold as Queen Ann. Both Queen Ann and No. 112 are sold as part of the Colony pattern today. From 1938 until 1982 Colony was sold in crystal with few exceptions. In 1982 a few colored pieces were reissued and sold with the new pattern name of Maypole.

Corsage-Plate Etching #325 - (1935-1960) - Corsage was a popular Fostoria etching. This is evidenced by its long production period. This wonderful pattern is reminiscent of June, Romance, and Mayflower. Pieces of this pattern look mix well with many of Fostoria's other etched patterns. The pattern has many serving pieces which include a pitcher, candlesticks, and several vases. Because of the abundance of pieces this pattern is a popular collectible today.
Fairfax #2375- (1927-1960) Fostoria used its #2375 blank as the background for many of their popular etched patterns. Fairfax is a beautiful shape in its simplicity so it is not surprising that it met success when offered without an etching. This popular pattern or shape was offered in many colors. Orchid was only made from 1927 until 1928, so it is quite hard to find. Rose (pink)) and Azure (light blue) were offered from 1928-1941. Topaz was made from 1929-1936; Gold Tint was sold from 1938 until 1944. Pieces in Ebony (black) were introduced in 1930 and discontinued in 1942. A sugar and creamer were made in the Fostoria's Ruby color from 1935-1939. This blank was also made in Crystal for use with etchings from 1927-1960. An occasional crystal piece may be found, but crystal was only sold by Fostoria with etchings. This outstanding pattern can be collect as a dinnerware set, or used to accompany your favorite china dinnerware.
Florentine #311- (1931-1944) (Crystal Bowl with Topaz Stem 1931-1938) (Crystal Bowl with Gold Tint Base 1938-1942)

Fostoria's Florentine is a beautiful etched pattern that features a fancy floral filled urn surrounding the outside of the each piece. This pattern used #6005 and #4005 blanks for the stemware. Dinnerware is found on #2440, #2470 and 24701/2 blanks. The finger bowl can be found on a #869 blank. Although accessory items are not extensive, a complete dinnerware service may be found. Stemware can be found with both topaz and gold tint stems with crystal bowls.

Fuchsia - (1931-1944) Fostoria produced this hard to find pattern from 1931 until 1944 when they discontinued the line. Collectors of this pretty pattern know that it is difficult to come by. If you are willing to be persistent you can complete a dinner set in this lovely pattern. Fuchsia stemware was also produced with Wisteria colored stems and bases (1933-1935), for a short time. This beautiful stemware is sought after by collectors, but even harder to obtain than regular stemware with crystal bases. Putting together a set of Wisteria colored base stemware is difficult, but worth the extra effort. For a close-up of the pattern and to see a picture of the Wisteria and crystal combination please click on the picture of our Fuchsia water goblet.
Garland - (1915 to 1929) (crystal) This beautiful etching shows a wreath, ribbon, and an urn. The etching number for the Garland pattern was #237. This early pattern is hard to find, but makes a pretty set after a number of pieces are acquired.
Grape #287 - (1927-1930) (Blue, Green, Orchid) Grape is one of Fostoria's early deep plate etchings. This lovely pattern can be found on a large variety of serving pieces. Fostoria introduced this color in Blue, Green, and Orchid in 1927. Blue and Orchid were discontinued in 1929. Green stayed in production until 1930 when it was discontinued. The Grape pattern can be found with both an iridescent satin finish and a plain satin finish. This beautiful pattern makes a lovely decoration for your living room or den area.
Heather - (1949-1976) Heather was introduced into the Fostoria line in 1946. This lovely elegant glass pattern turned out to be quite popular which explains its long production period. Heather is found predominately on the Century blank (2630). As far as I know all of the flat dinnerware is on the Century blank. Stemware is found on the #6037 blank. Other blanks were also used on many vases. They include (#2470, 2660, 4121, 4143, 5092, and 6021. This pretty pattern based on the Heather flower has a multitude of serving pieces. Although Heather is not as easy to find as some of the patterns made today, it gives one a classy vintage look without a hefty price. Most pieces can be found without a great deal of difficulty. Because of this, the Heather pattern would make an excellent pattern for a new bride, or collector. Some of the harder pieces of this pattern to obtain would be dinner plates, some vases, the oval vase (or ice bowl), and the reed handled basket.
Heirloom - (1959-1970) Heirloom was produced by the Fostoria Company in pink, green, and topaz opalescent. It can also be found in red and orange. This striking pattern is collected by many, and is truly an elegant pattern.
Hermitage - (1932-1944) (Wisteria 1932-39, Green, Azure, Amber 1932-42, Topaz 1932-38, Gold Tint, 1938, 1944, Ebony 1932-38) Hermitage is one of Fostoria's more stylized patterns. This lovely pattern was actually started during the Depression Era, but proved popular enough to continue in production for a fairly long period of time. This is one of the few depression era sets that has a complete line of barware included in the pattern pieces. This pattern is both simple and elegant. There were a wide variety of pieces available in Hermitage, including several decanters, vases, footed beer mugs, pitchers, shot glasses, and much more. The variety of colors and shapes made this pattern a good choice for many young brides.


Holly - (1941-1982)(Cutting # 815) Holly is a pretty stylized pattern with a wheel cutting that consists of a row or chain of stylized leaves around the top or center of each piece. Blanks which are commonly found with the Holly cutting on them include Sonata #2364 (most dinnerware), and the #6030 blank (stemware). This pattern was made to accompany the many Laurel patterns of dinnerware and Modern Danish silverware patterns. Today many people use Holly to go with their Christmas dishware, but it is perfect to go with most fine China.

Jamestown - (1958-1982) (Amber, Amethyst, Blue, Crystal, Green, Pink, Smoke) Fostoria created the Jamestown pattern in honor of the 350th anniversary of glass making in Jamestown, Virginia. Serving pieces in this pattern are be hard to obtain. This is a heavy durable pattern. It makes a perfect luncheon set (there is no dinner plate with pattern). Because of the abundance of stemware this pattern is also the perfect party glassware.
Jenny Lind (with Cameo)- (1940s and 50s) (White Milk Glass, Pink Milk Glass, Blue Milk Glass) Jenny Lind was a Fostoria pattern name that was applied to items made specifically for the vanity area. The pattern was taken from an earlier pattern that Fostoria produced without the Cameo. Items in pastel colored milk glass are much harder to obtain then white milk glass items. Pieces available include the Cologne Flask (pictured to the left), Pin Tray, Comb and Brush Tray, Pin Box, Pomade Box, Puff Box ,Handkerchief Box, Glove Box, Jewel Box, and the Pitcher and Water Tumblers (for the bedside).

June - June was introduced in 1928 and discontinued in 1952. Colors include Rose (Dawn), Azure, and Green made from 1928-1944; Topaz 1929-1938; Gold Tint 1938-1944, and Colors with crystal bases 1931-1944. June was Fostoria's top selling etched pattern and it is still popular today in the secondary market. Collectors seek June in all the existing colors. Blue June may be color most collected, but pink, and yellow follow closely behind. Even crystal sells well with this beautiful etching.
Lido-Crystal (1937-1955) Azure (1938-1943)

Lido is a beautiful pattern which Fostoria introduced into
the line in 1937. In 1938 the Azure Blue color was added to the line. Most of the Lido dinnerware is on the #2496 Baroque blank, but other blanks were also used for a few of the pieces. Many accessory pieces can be found in Lido. Some of the more popular ones are bowls, platters, a butter dish, mayonnaise, and a pitcher. The stemware is found on the #6017 blank. The #4132 tumbler blank was decorated with the Lido etching. The Azure Blue color was discontinued in 1943. This striking pattern proved to be popular and remained in the line until 1955.

Manor- ( 1931-1944) This beautiful etched pattern was produced in crystal until 1944. Other colors include topaz and a topaz bowl with a crystal base which was made until 1938, green and a green bowl with a topaz base and a wisteria bowl with a crystal base which was made until 1938. A complete dinner set can be obtained in this pattern, but the Manor etching is elusive.

Mayflower Plate Etching #332- ( 1929-1955) (crystal)

Introduced in 1929, this was one of Fostoria's longest lasting etched patterns. This beautiful pattern of cornucopias surrounded by a floral design survived 26 years before being discontinued in 1955. Because its long production span, many different pieces can be found in Mayflower. There 2 different styles of pitchers, numerous vases, candlesticks and serving bowls. Stemware is found on the #6020 (Melody) blank, but accessory pieces are found on various numbered blanks. Dinnerware seems to be limited to the #2560 (Coronet) blank, but I would not be surprised to find it on another style blank as well. Because of its longevity many people are trying to complete a set today on the secondary market. If you are looking for a beautiful etched set to collect, this pattern is beautiful and is one of my favorites.


Meadow Rose - (Crystal 1937-1978) (Azure 1937-1944) - This lovely etching was introduced by Fostoria in 1937. Meadow Rose proved to be a favorite selection of many brides and the etching stayed in the Fostoria line for many years. Azure blue items are quite hard to find, but if one perseveres they can complete a set of this beautiful pattern. Dinnerware is found mainly on the Baroque Blank(#2496), however a few pieces can be found on other Fostoria blanks. All stemware is found on the #6016 blank.

Midnight Rose - (1933-1957) - The etching picture shown on the left is plate etching #316. "Midnight Rose" is a beautiful plate etching of two entwined roses. Midnight Rose is a little harder to find then some of the other Fostoria patterns, but collecting a set of this beautiful pattern is definitely worth the effort.
Morning Glory Etch #313

(Crystal-1933-1944) (Crystal Bowl /Amber Base-1931-1935)

 Morning Glory etch #313 is a beautiful pattern which features a morning glory vine that twists and turns around the pieces. This beautiful pattern can be found in a complete dinnerware line. Pieces of the Morning Glory Carving (below) can be mixed with this lovely pattern and used as accent pieces.

Morning Glory Carving #12

(1939-1944) (Crystal)

 Morning Glory #12 is one of the patterns that Fostoria referred to as a carving. Carvings are really deep cut patterns. Some of the carvings have been etched or satinized. Fostoria's Morning Glory pattern has an exquisite design of Morning Glories and leaves carved on each piece. Most of the pieces in this pattern are thicker and heavier than many Fostoria patterns. This is to accommodate the thicker, heavier look of the satinized carving.

Navarre- Crystal (1937-1982) Blue(1973-1982) Pink (1973 - 1978)

Navarre is without a doubt one of Fostoria's most popular etched patterns. This etching was probably produced longer than any other Fostoria etching. The pattern came in crystal, azure blue, and pink. The pink and blue colors were not introduced until the 1970s and then only consisted of a number of stemware pieces. Crystal Navarre is still fun to collect today. There was a large assortment of pieces made to go with the standard dinnerware service. Since the pattern has been popular for over 4 decades finding Navarre in today's collectible market place is still possible. Most stemware, salad plates, bowls, and relishes are plentiful. Other pieces such as candies, pitchers, and some candlesticks may take some effort to obtain.

New Garland Pattern - Amber, Rose, Topaz (1930-1934) Rose or Topaz Bowl with Crystal Base (1931-1934) Crystal Bowls with Amber Bases (1930-1931)

The New Garland Etching is lovely in its simplicity. New Garland features a wreath of Garlands encircling its pieces. The pattern is completed by a spray of tiny (4 dot), buds that cover the pieces below the wreath of Garlands. This pretty pattern can be found on many of Fostoria's blanks. New Garland was sold as a full service set so many extra pieces can be found to go along with the dinnerware service. Some of the more unusual pieces include the decanter, footed oil, gravy and underplate, and large candlesticks.

No. 2433 Pattern - (1930-1935) (Green, Amber, Crystal --with ebony foot) (Rose, Azure, Topaz--with crystal foot) No. 2433 is a Deco 30s pattern produced by The Fostoria Glass Company. This pattern was limited to console bowls, compotes, and candlesticks. It was made to add to many of the glass and fine china dinnerware patterns already in production, or to use simply for decorative purposes.
Oak Leaf #290 (Oak Wood #72)

(1928-1931)

(Blue, Rose/Dawn, Green, Ebony) Oak Leaf is one of Fostoria's most impressive Plate Etchings. There is a pitcher and various sizes of tumblers but these items are very hard to find. This pattern is more frequently used as an accessory pattern, since many serving trays, vases, compotes, serving bowls, and boxes can be found to accompany a set of china or glassware. Occasionally pieces of Oak Leaf may be found with an iridescent finish over the base color. This lovely pattern is very popular and finding pieces to add to your collection can be a challenge.
Paradise #289 etch
(1927-
1930) (Green, Orchid)

Paradise is a stunning deep etched pattern in which birds are hidden among foliage in a busy flower garden. It is an attractive pattern and quite hard to find because it was produced for such a limited time period. This pattern was also presented at this time as "Victoria" #71 in Mother of Pearl Iridescent.

As far as I can determine the Paradise pattern was made only as accessory pieces and not as a full dinnerware service. You can find candies, console bowls, candlesticks, compotes, ice buckets, and vases. Other items may also exist. This striking pattern would be a beautiful decorator set for your living room or bar area.

Queen Ann- (1925-1929) (Amber, Blue, Green, Crystal) - Queen Ann is actually a forerunner of Fostoria's Colony pattern. Queen Ann was introduced in 1925 and discontinued in 1929. This style of swirled glassware was reintroduced in 1935 as Colony. This early pieces were all large and quite heavy. The pieces in the Queen Ann line were not made later in the Colony pattern. Some early pieces included a large vase, footed bowls, large candlesticks in several styles, and lamps.

Later in the 80s, and 90s some pieces of Queen Ann were remade for the Fostoria outlet. The glassware was not fire polished and the colors were different from the older versions. These crude reissues are easily distinguished from the original 20s pieces.

Romance - Plate Etching #341 (1942-1982) (Crystal) - Romance was one of Fostoria's most popular etchings. It was introduced in 1942 and remained in the line until 1982. This lovely etching is very similar to an earlier Fostoria etching called June. Both patterns incorporate a bow with ribbon into their floral design. The Romance ribbon has one ribbon in the design, while June interweaves two ribbons into its scheme. Romance was a large pattern with 60 different pieces available. It is fun to collect and makes a beautiful table setting.
Royal - Plate Etching #237 (1925-1934) (Amber, Blue, Green, Crystal) - This striking etching was introduced in 1925 in blue. Blue continued to be produced until 1928. Because Blue was made for such a short time it is hard to find and very desirable. Amber, Green, and Crystal were made from 1925 until 1934 and are popular but not quite as hard to find as blue. Some pieces of this pattern were also marketed as "Coronada". Coronada was offered in Blue Glass trimmed in white or yellow gold.
Seascape Pattern- #2685 (late 50s-Early 70s) (crystal, transparent and opalescent blue, green and pink) - Seascape is a shape that is truly stunning in its simplicity. This beautiful pattern came in transparent colors as well as pastel opalescent versions of these same colors. This 1940s /50s pattern was only made as accessory pieces. These pretty pieces were made to be used with your fine china. Many collectors add pieces of Seascape to their Heirloom collections, since both patterns were made in the same colors and mix well together.
Sunray #2510- (1930s and 40s) This pretty crystal pattern got its name from the rays or stripes that run up and down and sometimes across pieces of this pattern. Sunray is shown in a 1939 Fostoria catalog and was made into the 1940s. Although the pattern was predominately produced in crystal, pieces have been found in light blue, amber, ruby, and gold flashed with alternating panels. Other colors may also exist.

Trojan - Introduced in 1929- Discontinued in 1944. Colors include Rose (Dawn), Azure 1929-1935; Topaz 1929-1938; Gold Tint 1938-1944, and Colors with crystal bases 1931-1944. This pattern was cataloged as plate etching #280. Trojan is usually found on a Fairfax shape.

Vernon (Plate Etching #277) - Introduced in 1927- Discontinued in 1934. Amber and Green (1927-1934) Azure(1928-1934). Orchid (1927-1934)

Vernon is a popular plate etching found most often in amber and green. It was also produced in Orchid and Azure Blue. These two colors are much harder to find. Prices for amber and green items tend to be more reasonable than for equivalent blue and orchid pieces. A full service set that includes serving pieces and dinnerware can be found in all colors.

Versailles - Introduced in 1928- Discontinued in 1944. Colors include Rose (Dawn), Azure, Green made from 1928-1944; Topaz 1929-1938; Gold Tint 1938-1944, and Colors with crystal bases 1931-1944. This pattern was cataloged as plate etching #278. A complete dinnerware set can be obtained in Versailles in all of the colors listed above. For a close-up of this pattern please click on the water goblet at the left.

Vesper - Introduced in 1926- Discontinued in 1934. Colors include Green & Amber from 1926-1934; Blue 1926-1928. This pattern was cataloged as plate etching #275. A complete dinnerware set can be obtained in Versailles in all of the colors listed above. For a close-up of this pat ten please click on the champagne goblet at the left.

Washington Etch # 266- ( 1923-1929) Washington was a pretty Pre-Depression Era pattern with a banded floral pattern that features a bouquet of flowers after each band. This pretty pattern was made for a relatively short span of time and is very hard to find. Washington has only been found in crystal although Fostoria was already using some color during this period.