Item Number: 397
Production Dates: 1932-1982
The Saucer is probably one of the most overlooked items in the Fostoria American line. You can still find them in abundance today, and for not much money. While some folks say the Saucer is not that worthy or needed in today’s world, I do know that a collection of Fostoria American would not be considered a complete dinner service without the lovely Saucer.
Even though the American pattern was introduced back in 1915, you might be surprised to learn that the Saucer and Dinner Plate pieces were not added until the 1930’s. The Saucer is approximately 6″ in diameter, with a plain center. It is not considered a rare item, and to tell the truth – is one of the easiest pieces to find in the aftermarket.
While you can use the Saucer with other cups, it is typically used most often with the Footed Cup. They make a fine pair, indeed. Because of the plain center in the middle of the plate, your preferred cup will have a solid base on which to sit.
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Item Number: 396
Production Dates: 1932-1983
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Item Number: #297
Production Dates: 1915-1974
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Item Number: 300
Production Dates: 1940-1983
The Oblong Butter and Cover has an approximate height of 2⅛”, a length of 7½” and a width of 3¼”. All pieces can vary slightly in size, as each piece was handmade. It was one of the few pieces in the American line that was still being produced in 1983. The butter dish comes in two pieces, with a bottom and a cover (or lid.) It is important to note that Fostoria did produce another butter server in their American line – the Round Butter and Cover.
The Oblong Butter can be used in a variety of ways, other than for just serving butter. If the lid is inverted (turned upside down) it can become a beautiful storage or flower box. In fact, Fostoria Glass Company officially called the lid a “Flower Box”, and it was featured in their catalogs as such. The inverted lid also acts as a beautiful table piece to serve individual sugar or tea packets, allowing guests to retrieve them in an orderly fashion.
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