Fostoria American Glassware - Line #2056

Dinnerware Accessories

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

Tomato Juice 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

Fruit Cocktail 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

Ice Dish

– Posted in: Ice Dish & Liners

The Fostoria American Ice Dish is a fascinating piece of glass.  Eating habits have certainly changed since this dish made its debut in 1940; hence, a lot of people today don’t even know what it is.  The Ice Dish is considered a dinner accessory piece and is truly the ultimate serving dish!  It will keep a […] Read more

Handled Sugar and Cover

– Posted in: Cream & Sugars

The Handled Sugar and Cover is the only sugar server in the American pattern that was both handled and covered.  It was introduced into the 2056 line in the mid-1920’s and remained a popular item for many years.  The Handled Sugar and Cover is larger than the Tea and Individual Sugars, making it the perfect sugar […] Read more

Individual Sugar

– Posted in: Cream & Sugars

The Fostoria American Individual Sugar can be found as a separate item, or as part of the 3-Piece Individual Cream and Sugar Set.  The Individual Sugar is a pioneering piece in the American line.  It debuted in the 1915 Catalog Supplement that first introduced the American pattern, and continuously stayed in production until the very end – […] Read more

Tea Sugar

– Posted in: Cream & Sugars

The Fostoria American Tea Sugar can be found as a separate item, or as part of the 3-Piece Tea Cream and Sugar Set.  Based on the name and description of this item, its purpose was to be used when serving tea.  Some folks refer to this piece as a “Mini Sugar”.  The Tea Sugar is about 2½” tall, […] Read more

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