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Cut or Etched?

Have you ever wondered whether your glass is cut or etched?  Sometimes it is hard to tell.  And lots of glass for sale online with flower designs is listed as etched when it is really cut.

Cut Glass

A cut glass pattern like the miter design on this stem is easy.  The lines are straight and V shaped.

Here's a design that is a little harder to tell.  This is Trellis from Fostoria, a simple cut with stylized half flowers.  

Fostoria Trellis (Old) Cut Sherbet

What lets us know these are cut is the V shape on the cuts.  The miter cut stem has deep V shapes where the center of the cut is deeper than the edges.  The flower petals on the Trellis stem are slightly scooped.


One thing that causes confusion with cut patterns like Trellis is that the cuts were left unpolished.  See how the miter cut cocktail is shiny?  The artisans fire polished the design after it was cut.  That makes the cuts smooth and shiny.  Unpolished designs like Trellis or Cynthia are called "gray cuttings".

Fostoria Holly combines gray and polished cuts.  That must have been more time consuming to make.  This candle holder is pretty neat, from Fostoria's Sonata line.

Fostoria Holly Duo Candle Holder

Fostoria Holly Duo Candle Holder


Another technique is called "cut to clear" as in this Egermann ruby cut to clear vase.  I got this at an estate sale where the people had massive collections of fine crystal and china from America and Europe.

Egermann Ruby Cut to Clear Vase

Egermann Ruby Cut to Clear Vase


Etched Designs

Although some cut patterns are elaborate, most often designs with a lot of intricate detail are etched.  This Fostoria Navarre sherbet shows how complex an etched design can be.  It would be nearly impossible to get the curves and thin lines with a cutting wheel.

Fostoria Navarre Etched Sherbet


Making etched glass is like stenciling a wall.  Glass makers coat the surface with wax, then cut through the wax with a thin stylus.  The etching solution will dissolve wherever the glass surface is not covered with wax.  The result is the design has uniform depth.

It is possible to get multiple depths by uncovering more surface and applying the etching solution again.  But even with that method the individual line will be the same depth at the edge as at the center.

The Fostoria Navarre stem is one of the more fancier designs.  Here is a Fostoria Lido goblet.  Is it cut or etched?

Fostoria Lido Etched Goblet

Fostoria Lido Etched Goblet

Lido is simple enough that it could be cut so we need to touch it to find out.  The individual lines are all the same depth, so this is etched.


Have you noticed that all the etched designs are gray, not fire polished?  That's because the etched lines are thin.  Fire polishing always softens the edges just a bit, and if the artisans polished the etch it would lose detail.  You can imagine how that would ruin a delicate design.


Tips to Tell Cut from Etched

  1. Cut designs tend to use a lot of straight lines
  2. Cuts will be V shaped, with the edges shallower than the centers.  Some cut designs rely on many thin, parallel cut lines to fill in the flower or leaf shape
  3. Etched line will be the same depth.  Different motifs within an etched pattern could be different depths.
  4. Cut patterns can be gray cut, left unpolished, or fire polished to make them shiny.  Etched designs are not fire polished
  5. Intricate patterns with a lot of detail are almost always etched.  Cut designs can be complicated but don't look like they were drawn the way etched designs do.
  6. Colored cut-to-clear is used for cut glass.  I have not seen etched to clear. 
  7. Last but not least, just because someone calls a piece "etched" or "cut" use your judgment to decide how the design was made.
Tip! Measure Goblets

Tip:  How to Measure Stemware

If you want a set of vintage stemware it's important you know how to measure stems and are aware of size changes over the past 50 years.

Originally wine goblets were small, much smaller than we use today, especially in restaurants or contemporary, trendy glass.  Wine goblets in patterns from the vintage glass companies usually held two to five ounces.  

Fostoria June Wine Goblet

Fostoria June Topaz Wine Goblet

This Fostoria June goblet, from the 1930s, is 5 1/2 inches tall and holds three ounces filled right to the brim.  That's more the size we see today for cordials or after dinner drinks.

To measure stems, put the goblet on a flat table.  Take a stiff ruler and measure vertically to the top of the rim.  That's the height.  Don't measure sideways from the foot to the rim.

The other key measurement is capacity.  Vintage stemware, pitchers, creamers and such always give capacity measured by filling it right to the point of overflowing.

I find it is easiest to take my stem t the cupboard by the sink.  I use a one ounce measuring cup and fill the measuring cup right to the brim and pour into the goblet.  Then repeat until the goblet will not hold any more.  (The hard part is keeping count and not losing track, but maybe you won't have that problem.)

Cambridge Rosalie Etched Water Goblet

Cambridge Glass Rosalie Etched Crystal Water Goblet

The reason you want to measure full to the brim is that flared pieces, like goblets, will often take a surprising volume from the point where you would fill for use and when filled to the brim.  It's too subjective to measure filled the way you would use it.


I have tried filling a stem with water and pouring into a measuring cup.  This doesn't work for me at all as half the water ends up in the sink.

If you don't have a one ounce measuring cup, then use a regular liquid measurin cup to fill it most of the way, then use a tablespoon to fill the remainder.  Remember a tablespoon is half an ounce.

Water goblets, like the Cambridge Rosalie shown above, are usually between 6 and 10 inches tall and hold somewhere around 10 ounces.

The other thing to be aware of is shape.  Wine and water goblets look like goblets.  The goblet bowl may be rounded but most often the bowl is taller than it is wide.

You might see sherbets mistakenly called wine goblets.  Sherbets look like saucer champagnes or else have V shaped bowls like this Cambridge Chantilly tall sherbet.

Cambridge Chantilly Sherbet

Cambridge Chantilly Sherbet

I hope this helps you get the stemware you want!


Fostoria Glass Photo Pattern Identification Guide for Glass Lovers and Collectors

Fostoria Glass produced hundreds of glass patterns in multiple colors and myriads of shapes and pieces. Use this guide to identify the glass you have or browse to find your favorites.

Fostoria American

Fostoria Glass made American continuously from its introduction in 1915 until 1982. That long production resulted in well over 100 different pieces, mostly in crystal but a few colors too.

The nappy shown is one of several nappies - quare, triangular, round and round with flared rim - you can choose among.

Indiana Glass made some pieces after buying the Fostoria molds. There are several books that describe the different reproduced pieces.


Fostoria Glass American Flared Rim Nappy

Fostoria Argus

Fostoria Glass made Argus from 1963 until 1982, during a period when Colonial styling was popular. Argus was a reproduction of an early American pressed glass pattern commissioned by the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Most pieces are marked HFM. Fostoria used wonderful colors for Argus, deep blue, rich ruby red, this olive toned green, charcoal gray and clear. The style is a little heavy for my taste but if you enjoy Colonial and rich colors Argus may be a good choice for you.


Fostoria Glass Argus Green Water Goblet

Fostoria Baroque

Fostoria Glass made Baroque continuously from 1937 until 1958, mostly in crystal but also topaz gold and light blue. Fostoria used Baroque for several splendid etchings including Navarre, Meadow Rose, Chintz, Lido. The pattern was popular as a plain blank and the unetched glass looks great by itself or mixed with decorated pieces.

Most Baroque has molded fleur de lis. Candle holders and compotes have nice grooved upswept shapes that look like wings with grooves. Look for more Baroque under the etched patterns in this guide and in our store.  We specialize in Fostoria and have many pieces of Baroque for you.

This vase is particularly nice and would make a great gift.  It's unusual.  We're always glad to help you find just the perfect gift for someone special.


Fostoria Glass Baroque Blue Vase

Fostoria Beverly

Beverly is one of Fostoria etched designs from the era of color, the depression. Fostoria started Beverly in 1927 and continued it until 1933 in crystal, amber and this luscious green. Fostoria used the plain Pioneer blank for the plates and accessories. Beverly is etched on the #5097 stemware which has a twisted crystal stem.

Beverly is a quiet pattern, restrained and classic, yet appealing and quite pretty. It's a personal favorite.


Fostoria Glass Beverly Etched Green Bouillon Cup

Fostoria Bouquet Etched Crystal

Fostoria Glass put the Bouquet etch on crystal Century pieces from 1949 to 1972. That long production means there are many pieces to choose among.

You can enjoy Bouquet whether a few pieces of stemware, creamer and sugar or a lunch set. Fostoria made a full dinnerware line with many accessory pieces like candle holders, bowls, pitchers.  This little creamer is perfect for a couple.


Fostoria Glass Bouquet Etched Crystal Century Creamer

Fostoria Buttercup Etched Crystal

Fostoria Glass used their Sonata blank for Buttercup etch. They made crystal only from 1942 to 1959.

Fostoria Buttercup is one of their most beautiful etches, all full of flowers. If you intend to use your glass plates for lunch or dinner then Buttercup is a good choice. The centers are fully etched which makes any wear less noticeable.


Fostoria Glass Buttercup Etched Crystal Dinner Plate

Fostoria Cabot Crystal

Fostoria Cabot gets its looks from the dot optic. The design makes the glass look shimmery - very pretty!


Fostoria Celini Crystal Vintage Stemware Fostoria Cellini stemware gets its looks from the drape optic.


Fostoria Glass Cellini Drape Optic Crystal Sherbet

Fostoria Century Fostoria used Century for many of their etched design and sold it unadorned as a special pattern.  It works great alone or with your etched patterns. 

Here's a tip to make your china dinnerware shine and really stand out on your table.  Put a clear crystal plate under your china dishes.  The Century large dinner we have works great. 

We purchased a huge set of Century recently and have many pieces for you to choose among.  Shop here for your favorite pieces.


Fostoria Glass Century 2-Handled Bowl

Fostoria Glass Chintz Etched Crystal

Fostoria Glass made Chintz from 1940 until 1973. That long production resulted many pieces, all in crystal, including dinnerware, stemware and accessory pieces. We specialize in Fostoria Chintz and keep a good stock.

You can spot Chintz easily because the etch looks spiky. The roses are realistic with thorns on the branches and pointed leaves. Fostoria used Baroque for almost all the pieces. The pretty fleur de lis looks great with the flowers.

The plates have etched centers, which makes them good to use. The pattern helps to hide the wear. We have a lot of Chintz pieces available for you.


Fostoria Glass Chintz Etched Crystal Tall Water Goblet

Fostoria Glass Coin

Fostoria Glass made Coin in several colors. A few pieces have been remade but the candle holders in ruby have not been reissued.


Fostoria Glass Coin Ruby Candle Holder

Fostoria Glass Colony

Fostoria Glass made Colony mostly in crystal. This pattern was issued to capitalize on the fashion for colonial styling.


Fostoria Glass Colony Crystal Water Goblet

Fostoria Glass Contour

Fostoria Glass made Contour mostly in crystal. Contour pieces in pink or blue opalescent glass are part of the Seascape line. Think curves when you think Contour. You can see the curvy sherbet stem. Plates and bowls are cupped.


Fostoria Glass Contour Crystal Sherbet

Fostoria Glass Coronet

Fostoria Glass used Coronet as a blank for Cynthia cutting and the Willowmere etch and sold it by itself. Coronet stems and handles look like rams horns and all pieces have three curvy lines near the rim.

Fostoria Coronet is a beautiful pattern, sadly it's not as well known as some. 


Fostoria Glass Coronet Crystal Creamer

Fostoria Glass Corsage Etched Crystal

Fostoria Glass made Corsage from 1935 to 1959 in crystal. Corsage etch has a flower bouquet set inside a cone shaped holder that looks like an ice cream cone. Ribbons and streamers tie around the bouquet and trail down the piece.

We have pieces of Corsage available in our store, but they go fast! 


Fostoria Glass Corsage Etched Crystal Goblet

Fostoria Glass Colonial Prism

Fostoria Glass made Colonial Prism first from 1925 to 1935 then reused the molds for milk glass and other colors in the 1950s. Colonial Prism looks like art glass with the lace edge, very attractive especially in rich colors like the amber shown.


Fostoria Glass Colonial Prism Amber Lace Edge Bowl

Fostoria Glass Cynthia Cut Crystal

Fostoria Glass used the name Cynthia for two patterns. The one shown here is a simple spray cutting made from 1938 to 1965 in crystal. Cynthia stemware is the stately Sceptre blank and plates and accessories are on Coronet.


Fostoria Glass Cynthia Cut Crystal Low Sherbet

Fostoria Glass Eilene Etch

Eilene is a Fostoria needle etched design. You are seeing it on the 5082 stem.


Fostoria Glass Eilene Etched Green Stem

Fostoria Glass Cynthia Cut Crystal

Fostoria Glass put their Evening Star cutting on blank number 6087, the Chateau line of stemware.


Fostoria Glass Evening Star Cut Crystal Sherbet

Fostoria Glass Fairfax

Fostoria Glass used their Fairfax blank for many etches including June and Versailles. Fostoria sold the blank itself also and it is lovely.  You can mix the plain Fairfax glass with the etched patterns to make a pretty table setting without spending a fortune on a full set of etched June or Versailles.  Check our Fairfax listings here.

Fostoria made Fairfax from 1927 to 1941 in crystal, pink, blue, amber, topaz and green with a few pieces in amethyst and other colors of the depression era.



Fostoria Glass Fairfax Green Cereal Bowl

Fostoria Glass Fairfax Topaz Yellow Creamer

Fostoria Glass Fairfax Topaz Yellow Creamer

Fostoria Glass Florentine Etch

Fostoria Glass made their lovely Florentine etched glassware mostly in crystal from 1933 to 1943. Fostoria Florentine has tall baskets or urns overflowing with flowers. Most glass companies made patterns that featured baskets or urns.

I was fortunate to buy a set of Florentine tumblers that were in perfect condition.  Then later found a big set of goblets at an estate sale - but after buying them found most had a lot of damage. 

Since then I've learned to check my goblets before I buy them and before listing them for you!  I know how awful it is to buy "mint" glass online and have it arrive full of chips or even broken in two.  That's why we make sure to catch damage, list accurately and ship carefully.  And it's why shopping with us is like antiquing with your best friend.


Fostoria Glass Florentine Etched Footed Water Tumbler

Fostoria Glass Garland Etch

Fostoria Glass made two patterns with the name Garland, this one with the big circular wreath and swags, and another etch quite different


Fostoria Glass Garland Etched Wine Goblet Stemware

Fostoria Glass Grape Brocade Etch

Fostoria Grape is one of the brocade etches. These were especially labor-intensive and Fostoria made none after the depression era. The brocade etched designs have the background deeply etched with the design in the foreground and smooth. They feel wonderful to the touch, similar to satin glass.

The candle holder shown is Fostoria Orchid colored glass, a light pinky lilac color. Fostoria did not make a lot of pieces in this color. ”Fostoria

Fostoria Glass Grape Brocade Etched Orchid Pink Purple Candle Holder

Fostoria Glass Heather Etch

Fostoria put the Heather etch on Century, as in the relish dish shown. Stemware used the Silver Flutes blank with little curled nubs along the stem. Fostoria made Heather in crystal only from 1949 to 1971.


Fostoria Glass Heather Etched Crystal 2-Part Relish Dish

Fostoria Heirloom Opalescent Glass

Fostoria made Heirloom in opalescent colors during the 1960s.


Fostoria Glass Heirloom Opalescent Handkerchief Bowl

Fostoria Holly Cut Crystal

Fostoria Holly cutting is a simple line of leaves. What gives the pattern its looks is the leaves alternate between gray cut and polished cuttings. (Gray cut is the cut as is; it looks grayish. When the cutting is polished it looks clear.) Fostoria put Holly on the curvy modernistic Sonata blank.

This candle holder is perfect for Christmas without being overwhelmingly Christmasy. 


Fostoria Holly Cut Crystal Duo Sonata Candle Holder

Fostoria Italian Lace or Gold Lace

Fostoria made Italian Lace in accessory pieces only. They apparently marketed it as gift ware. The etch has big white flowers and most pieces have gold trim on the rims. Fostoria changed the name to Gold Lace about 1942.

Italian Lace or Gold Lace is very pretty but do be careful to check the gold trim for wear.


Fostoria Glass Italian Lace Etched Crystal Salad Bowl

Fostoria Jamestown

Fostoria made Jamestown in colors and crystal, mostly stemware with a few accessory pieces. It is heavier molded glass with colonial styling to suit the 1960s.


Fostoria Glass Jamestown Crystal Cake Plate

Fostoria June Etched Blue, Topaz, Pink and Crystal

Fostoria made June etched glass in topaz yellow, azure blue, pink and crystal. This is a premier Fostoria pattern that was popular when it was made during the early 1930s and still today.

Fostoria put June on the Fairfax blank which has a subtle optic rim and angular shapes. The combination looks great. You can tell June apart from the other Fostoria patterns (Romance) with ribbons and bows because June has two ribbons, one that makes a U shape and one that's tied into bows. The other patterns lack this second ribbon and are on different shapes.

Actually the easiest way to tell June from Romance is that Romance is only crystal while June is pink, topaz, blue and crystal.  The shapes are very different too.  Believe me, you won't have trouble telling them apart after you see the patterns.  Take a close look at the pictures and you'll see what I mean.

I wanted to show you all the colors - stunning!  Come shop our store for June here.


Fostoria Glass June Etched Blue Candle Holder


Fostoria June Etched Topaz Yellow Center Handled Server


Fostoria June Etched Pink Fairfax Water Goblet

Fostoria Lafayette

Fostoria used Lafayette for several cuttings and etched patterns. The undecorated pieces are pretty with the bow tie shaped handles and gentle scallops. Fostoria made Lafayette in the 1930s in their full rainbow of colors. 

At first I found it hard to tell Lafayette from Fairfax, and they are similar.  Remember Lafayette is more curvy.  Plates are curved and handled pieces have the fancy little handles shown on the divided mayo.

We have Lafayette for you here.


Fostoria Glass Lafayette Topaz Yellow 2-Handled Relish

Fostoria Laurel Cutting

Fostoria Laurel is a cut pattern. You can tell it from other glass companies' similar patterns by the two narrow cut lines and the shapes.  It's refined and elegant, but a little boring compared to the lovely swooping etches and flower patterns.


Fostoria Glass Laurel Cut Cordial

Fostoria Lido Etched Elegant Glass

Fostoria Lido etched glass looks like fireworks or milkweed puffs. The stemware is on the Sceptre blank and the plates and accessories use Baroque. Fostoria made Lido etched crystal from 1937 to 1954 and a small line of azure blue from 1937 to 1943.

I can never make up my mind which pattern is my favorite, but Lido is always right up there. It makes me happy every time I see it.  We have several pieces of Lido for you and I'm glad to help you pick out the right pieces if you are looking for a gift.


Fostoria Lido Etched Crystal 2-Handled Cake Plate

Fostoria Line 2470 Elegant Glass

Fostoria Line 2470 elegant glass is a small pattern that goes well with Lafayette. Fostoria made it from 1933 to 1940.

You can always spot this design as it has the interesting tab handles with little curlicues.  Fostoria marketed it with Fairfax and Lafayette and it blends well with either. 


Fostoria Line 2470 Topaz 2-Handled Sweetmeat Bowl

Fostoria Line 5093 Elegant Glass Stemware

Fostoria Line 5093 elegant stemware has a distinctive shape with six-sided stem and an optic bowl. You can see this same stem in green under Eilene etch above.


Fostoria Line 5093 Amber Optic Cocktail

Fostoria Mayfair Elegant Glass

Fostoria Mayfair is elegant glass with an art deco inspired square shape. Fostoria used Mayfair for the New Garland etch and sold it by itself in a rainbow of colors including this ebony black. Mayfair is a 1930s pattern.

The white spots are dust that simply would not stay off my plate during photo sessions!  Really, my house is not dusty.  (And I wash glass before shipping if it's dirty.  You want clean glass in your package, don't you?)


Fostoria Mayfair Ebony Black Elegant Glass Plate

Fostoria Meadow Rose Etched Elegant Glass

Fostoria put Meadow Rose etch on the same shapes and pieces as the similar Navarre etch. Fostoria use Baroque for plates and accessories like this stemmed compote.

Personally I like Meadow Rose better than Navarre, guess it's the pretty swags and flowers show up so well.


Fostoria Meadow Rose Etched Crystal Baroque Compote

Fostoria Melissa Crystal Vase

Fostoria Melissa vase was one of their giftware items in the early 1980s. This has special meaning for me because I own one myself that came directly from the plant after a tour in the mid 1980s.


Fostoria Glass Melissa Crystal Vase

Fostoria Melrose Etched Glass

Fostoria Melrose was one of their early etched patterns. It is similar to Beverly with a trellis design between a small motif. On Melrose the motif is a small bouquet of flowers while Beverly is a small garland.


Fostoria Glass Melrose Etched Crystal Dessert Plate

Fostoria Navarre Etched Elegant Glass

Fostoria Navarre is one of the most successful etched patterns. It is similar to Meadow Rose except has a dangling bouquet where Meadow Rose is plain. Fostoria made Navarre in crystal for a long time, from 1936 to 1982, and in pink and light blue in the 1970s. Most Navarre is on the Baroque blank although a few pieces, like the bowl shown is on Flame.

We have Navarre in stock for you here.


Fostoria Navarre Etched Crystal Oval Flame Bowl

Fostoria Niagara Vintage Stemware

Fostoria Niagara is a stemware blank sold by itself and Fostoris used it for the Chintz etch.


Fostoria Niagara Optic Crystal Sherbet Vintage Stemware

Fostoria Nosegay Cut Crystal

Fostoria Nosegay is a small cut pattern done on the Contour blank.


Fostoria Nosegay Cut Crystal Contour Creamer

Fostoria Orient Etched Crystal

Fostoria Nosegay is an older etched pattern on crystal only.


Fostoria Orient Etched Goblet

Fostoria Raleigh Crystal

Fostoria Raleigh is a heavy, colonial styled pattern that Fostoria sold plain and used for etches. Fostoria made Raleigh from 1940 to 1966.  This was a time that styles and preferences were changing and colonial styles were much in vogue.


Fostoria Glass Raleigh Crystal Creamer

Fostoria Rambler Etched Crystal

Fostoria put Rambler on a couple blanks in the late 1930s and 1940s. The relish shown is the Mayfair blank.


Fostoria Rambler Etched Mayfair Relish

Fostoria Romance Etched Crystal

Fostoria put their romantic Romance etch on Sonata blank in crystal from 1942 to 1971. Fostoria Romance is one of our primary patterns and we have a great selection.

To tell Romance from June check the number of ribbons. Romance has a single ribbon with bows and June has two ribbons.


Fostoria Glass Romance Etched Mayo Set

Fostoria Royal Etched Glass

Fostoria Royal is a simple etched band around the rim on blue, green, amber and crystal.


Fostoria Royal Amber Elegant Depression Glass Plate

Fostoria Sceptre Vintage Stemware

Fostoria Sceptre is the stemware blank used for Cynthia cutting and Lido etch.


Fostoria Sceptre Crystal Sherbet

Fostoria Shirley

Fostoria Shirley etch has poppies on crystal. Shirley stemware is on Sceptre.


Fostoria Glass Shirley Poppy Etched Baroque Candleholder

Fostoria Sonata

Fostoria used Sonata crystal as a blank for etched patterns like Romance and sold it separately in crystal.  The handles on Sonana pieces look like this plumed center on the tray - very, very nice.


Sonata Crystal Center Handled Server

Fostoria Sprite

Fostoria put Sprite cutting on Sonata from 1940 to 1986.


Fostoria Sprite Cut Crystal Serving Plate

Fostoria Sun Ray

Fostoria Sun Ray is a pressed pattern made in crystal with a few pieces in amber, red, blue and green, from 1935 to 1943.


Fostoria Glass Sun Ray Crystal 1-Handle Triangular Nappy

Fostoria Trellis

Fostoria made two cut crystal patterns called Treillis and the one shown is the older, cutting 660 made from 1924 to 1928. I bought a few pieces many years ago; it is surprisingly hard to find now.  If you like this then you'll want to consider buying Trellis when you see it.


Fostoria Trellis Cutting 660 Crystal Footed Tumbler

Fostoria Trojan Etched Glass

Fostoria Trojan is one of my favorite patterns, simple and lovely in Fostoria topaz yellow glass. Fostoria used Fairfax blank for most dinnerware and accessories and the spectacular Waterfall blank for stemware. Fostoria made Trojan in pink and topaz from 1929 to 1936.


Fostoria Glass Trojan Etched Topaz Yellow Cup and Saucer


Fostoria Trojan Etched Topaz Tall Sherbet

Fostoria Vernon

Fostoria Vernon came in the usual depression era colors, including blue and green, from 1928 to 1933.


Fostoria Vernon Etched Azure Blue Cereal

Fostoria Versailles

Fostoria Versailles fits its name. It looks more formal than Trojan although it uses the same shapes. Fostoria made Versailles from 1928 to 1936 in pink, green, azure blue, topaz yellow, some crystal and some trimmed with gold.


Fostoria Glass Versailles Etched Green 3-Toed Bowl

Fostoria Vesper

Fostoria Vesper is a rim design, wider and more interesting than Royal, with a group of big open flowers. Fostoria made Vesperin blue, green, amber and some crystal from 1926 to 1933.


Fostoria Glass Vesper Etched Green Rolled Rim Console Bowl

Fostoria Virginia Etch - Older

Fostoria made two patterns called Virginia and this is the older, a pretty etched design. Virginia etch is similar to Beverly or Melrose with etched lattice between small motifs. Fostoria made Virginia in crystal only from 1923 to 1929.


Fostoria Glass Virginia Etched Crystal Sugar

Fostoria Woodland Etch

Fostoria Woodland is distinctive with the conical flower center. Fostoria made Woodland in crystal only from 1922 to 1928. Fostoria made a later Woodland pattern that is heavier pressed glass.

We have a set of plates that would be wonderful to use in the evening for dessert.  The great thing about dessert plates is they don't need to match anything else.  It's fun to use different patterns or styles for dessert than for the regular meal, so if you use china dishes for dinner then try glass for dessert.


Fostoria Woodland Etched Crystal Dessert Plate

Fostoria Willowmere Etch

Fostoria put Willowmere etch on their distinctive Coronet blanks from 1938 to 1970.


Fostoria Willowmere Etched Coronet Crystal Lunch Plate

Fostoria Winburn

Fostoria Winburn was a 1958 to 1962 remake of the early Rosby pressed glass pattern.


Fostoria Winburn Milk Glass Footed Jelly