3-Cornered Centerpiece

Item Number:  #363
Width:  11”
Production Dates:  1940-1982

Out of the four American pieces that Fostoria Glass described as a Centerpiece, this one has the most unique shape.  Unlike the others, this centerpiece has three gracefully upturned sides – and rests on three toes.  It is approximately 11″ wide and 3¾” high.  Another similar-shaped item was also produced, the 3-Toed Tri-Corne.  The Tri-Corne; however, was never considered a centerpiece – probably due to its smaller size.

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Centerpiece – 15″

Item Number:  #CP-01
Diameter:  15”
Production Dates:  1935-1944

Of all the centerpieces that the American pattern produced, the 15″ size is the largest and the least plentiful.  Some folks refer to this piece as the “hat-shaped” centerpiece, based on how it looks.  With its large diameter flaring out like a rim on a hat, it’s easy to understand the visible connection.  Fostoria Glass simply called this item their 15″ Centerpiece, and it is approximately 4¼” tall.  Please note that many times this centerpiece may have a larger measurement of 16-inches.  That is the measurement of the one I have in my collection.  Fostoria Glass; however, described its size as 15-inches.  As we all know, expect slight size variations with glass that has been finished by hand.

Fostoria American Centerpiece - 15"Being in production for less than ten years greatly impacts it current supply in the aftermarket – especially when compared to the smaller centerpieces.  This item was produced from the original Hotel Cracked Ice mould, which resulted in a beautiful and distinctive center design.  This same design can be seen in a couple of other pieces, such as the 18″ Torte Plate.  It is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous and artistic pieces in the entire 2056 line.  Due to its unique appearance, it is relatively easy to identify.

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Centerpiece – 11″

Item Number:  #611-CP
Diameter:  11”
Production Dates:  1935-1980

The Fostoria American Centerpieces are absolutely beautiful.  Different styles and sizes were produced, each bringing their own style of elegance to the table.  The 11″ Centerpiece began its life in 1935 and was a popular piece for many decades.  It has a smaller sibling, the 9½” Centerpiece.  Both are styled the same way, and their only difference is their size.

It is very easy for collectors to confuse the Centerpieces with the punch bowl bases.  While the two pieces are basically the same item, there is one distinguishing difference between them.  The true supports for the punch bowls (whatever the size) will not have a rayed center in their glass base.  The 9½” and 11″ Centerpieces all have rayed bottoms, and that is the easiest way to tell whether you have a Centerpiece or a Punch Bowl Foot.

The 11″ Centerpiece is approximately 4⅜” in height, slightly taller than the 9½” Centerpiece.  These centerpieces make an ideal choice for great visibility around the table.  Flowers, fruit, candy, and other food items will display beautifully in it.  A centerpiece can also be decorated for different seasons – such as using mini-pumpkins, pine cones, and acorns for an autumn display.  Even everyday food items like lemons and limes look stunning in this piece of glass!

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Centerpiece – 9½”

Item Number:  #602-CP
Diameter:  9½”
Production Dates:  1935-1982

The Fostoria American Centerpieces are absolutely beautiful.  Different styles and sizes were produced, each bringing their own style of elegance to the table.  The 9½” Centerpiece began its life in 1935 and was a popular piece for many decades.  It has a bigger sibling, the 11″ Centerpiece.  Both are styled the same way, and their only difference is their size.

It is very easy for collectors to confuse the Centerpieces with the punch bowl bases.  While the two pieces are basically the same item, there is one distinguishing difference between them.  The true supports for the punch bowls (whatever the size) will not have a rayed center in their glass base.  The 9½” and 11″ Centerpieces all have rayed bottoms, and that is the easiest way to tell whether you have a Centerpiece or a Punch Bowl Foot.

The 9½” Centerpiece is a nice size, and I like that it is not too tall – making it an ideal choice for great visibility around the table.  Flowers, fruit, candy, and other food items will display beautifully in it.  A Centerpiece can also be decorated for different seasons – such as using mini-pumpkins, pine cones, and acorns for an autumn display.  Even everyday food items like lemons and limes look stunning in this piece of glass!

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