The Fostoria American 3-Toed Bon Bon is approximately 7″ across. Still relatively easy to find today, this piece was produced by the Fostoria Glass Company for many decades – being last “re-introduced” in 1983. While a bon-bon is typically a sweet candy or confection dish, other stand-alone appetizers could easily be served on this beautiful piece of crystal.
American Whitehall also made a similar piece, and it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between the two. One method to determine whether your dish is Fostoria or a Look-Alike is to examine the toes of the dish. Fostoria’s toes will be smooth, with flat ground bottoms. Their design is slightly curved, with angled toes. Whitehall’s toes have hemispherical buttons on their bottoms; they look like tapered polygons.
During Spring and Easter celebrations, I like to serve little Malted Milk Eggs in them. The pastel colors of the eggs, while resting on a puff of green Easter grass, really makes for a sweet presentation.
While predominately made in clear crystal, the 3-Toed Bon Bon was also produced in Ruby, and other more rare colors. If you are interested in purchasing this piece, please click the following sponsored link for available 3-Toed Bon Bons on eBay.