Fostoria American Glassware - Line #2056

Julie Noyas

Chamber Candleholder

– Posted in: Candlesticks

Description:  Chamber Candleholder Item Number:  #311 Height:  2″ Production Dates:  1980-1982 Fostoria Glass described and spelled this item, in part, as a “Candleholder” – all one word.  Hence, when I refer to their Chamber Candleholder, I will spell it the same way.  I try and remain loyal and true to the original intent and spelling […] Read more

Twin Candlestick

– Posted in: Candlesticks

Description:  Twin Candlestick Item Number:  #331 Height:  4⅜” Production Dates:  1937-1982 The Twin Candlestick is rather unique.  Unlike the majority of American single candlesticks, this candle holder holds two candles.  It is a candle holder with two branches or arms, of the same height and width.  There is only one other candlestick in the 2056 […] Read more

Candlestick 3″

– Posted in: Candlesticks

Description:  Candlestick Item Number:  #314 Height:  3″ Production Dates:  1936-1982 Out of all the candlesticks produced in the American pattern, this popular 3″ Candlestick is still one of the easiest to find today.  The diameter of the base is approximately 4½”, so it is wider than it is tall.  With a substantial base, it sits […] Read more

Candlestick 7″

– Posted in: Candlesticks

Description:  Candlestick (AKA Square Step) Item Number:  #C-02 Height:  7″ Production Dates:  1924-1944 When the first Candle in the American line was nearing the end of its production life, Fostoria Glass introduced this 7″ Candlestick.  It is the second candlestick to be introduced in the American pattern – circa 1924.  It is also known as […] Read more


– Posted in: Candlesticks

Description:  Candle (AKA Eiffel Tower) Item Number:  #C-01 Height:  7¼” Production Dates:  1916-1925 When it comes to candlesticks, this one is the reigning monarch.  It deserves this recognition simply because it was the first candlestick ever produced in the American line.  Being the first-born, this item was simply named “Candle”.  No further description was necessary […] Read more

Candlestick 6″

– Posted in: Candlesticks

Description:  Candlestick Item Number:  #319 Height:  6″ Production Dates:  1933-1982 Some of my most favorite items in the American pattern are the candlesticks.  Fostoria did not offer just one design; they offered several.  By having a choice of sizes and shapes, a hostess can find the perfect one for just about any occasion – whether […] Read more

Coaster (16 Rays)

– Posted in: Coasters

Out of all the Fostoria American Coasters, this stunning 16-rayed version is the hardest one to find.  It is easy to understand why, for they were only produced from 1980-1982.  With a short production run, and also being prone to breakage during and after the manufacturing process, there simply are not a lot of them […] Read more

Coaster (12 Rays)

– Posted in: Coasters

Out of all the Coasters considered to be from the American pattern, this is the one that is the most mysterious.  The reason is simple.   It is not included in the William Litman book on the American pattern (endorsed by the Fostoria Glass Society of America), nor is it recognized by other renowned and respected […] Read more

Coaster (Cubes All Over)

– Posted in: Coasters

The Coaster is an interesting item in the American #2056 line.  While there are a couple of variations of this piece, the Coaster featured in this post was produced longer than any other design.  It made its debut in 1937 and was produced for over forty years.  This Coaster (item #380) showcases the famed cubes […] Read more

Crab Meat Liner

– Posted in: Ice Dish & Liners

The Fostoria Glass Company produced three different types of Liners that could be used with the 2056 Ice Dish – the Fruit Cocktail Liner, the Crab Meat Liner, and the Tomato Juice Liner.  These inserts (unlike the actual Ice Dish) are “blown” glassware; therefore, they are lighter, thinner, and more fragile than the pressed American […] Read more

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