Fostoria Candy Dish at Her Alibi Antiques & Treasures
Fostoria is one of the best known glass companies in the United States. A popular line, Coin Glass, was put into producion in 1958. Candy box Craftsmen at the factory combined their skills to introduce this new glass, which contains four different Fostoria coin designs. On most of the pieces only the eagle and the colonial head designs were used.
The date 1887 was chosen to commemorate the founding of the Fostoria Glass Company in Fostoria, Ohio. In that same year, pieces all have at least one coin in which the date appears. Some of the pieces have all four coin designs on them, such as the ash trays, plates and the cigarette box lid. All of the first quality pieces had frosted coins. The very first pieces included the candy jar and cover, the wedding bowl and cover, the old fashion tumbler, water tumbler, ice tea tumbler, jelly dish, and the juice tumbler.
Then in 1961, Fostoria added color to the line: blue and amber were first produced in 1961, and the line was increased to 31 items. In 1963, green was introduced; this was the emerald green color, which was only made until 1965. At this time, Fostoria changed the green color to Pitcher olive. In 1967 blue was replaced by the ruby red color. Then in 1975 the blue was reintroducad again, making it the only color to be remade after being discontinued from the line.
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