A Time Remembered

Circa: 1940
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Fostoria Glass Company/Made in USA
This beautiful etched Chintz pattern, 2 piece cheese and cracker tray, was introduced by the Fostoria Glass Company in 1940. Below is the history of the company.
Fostoria began as a glass-producing house in 1887, the factory was located in Fostoria, Ohio. Within four years, Fostoria moved to Moundsville, WV. In 1891, the company built one furnace capable of firing 14 pieces, a remarkable achievement for the late 19th century glassworks industry. By 1925, Fostorias factory had expanded to include five more furnaces. Throughout the 1930s, Fostoria struggled to survive. The Great Depression had a notable impact on the luxury glassware market. The Second World War reduced Fostorias labor force by half and caused much of the companys resources to be devoted to the war effort. Like many other companies throughout the United States, Fostoria weathered the hardships imposed by war. It is during the war period that Fostoria produced many of its most famous patterns including Chintz (1940), Colony (1940), Romance (1942), and Holly (1942). The company continued to do well through the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout the 1970s, foreign competition increased. Fostoria sold its stock and the Moundsville, WV factory to the Lancaster Colony Corporation. Although Lancaster Colony closed Fostoria in 1983. The Fostoria name is indicative of an American legend and Fostoria pieces remain highly collectible. A beautiful design of roses and leaves around the entire rim with a 3 fleur d lis inbetween, with an elegant scalloped edge. In very good condition, without chips, cracks or fleabites it does have scratches in the center of the underplate most likely from the compote being placed on it over the years which I have shown in my pictures.
The center compote measures 3 1/8 inches tall, 5 1/4 inches across the rim and 3 inches across the base while the underplate measures 10 7/8 inches in diameter.
An addition to any Fostoria Chintz Collection.
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Fostoria 2 Piece Etched Chintz Cheese And Cracker

  • Your price: $130.00
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