Crab Meat Liner

Item Number:  #430
Height:  2¾”
Production Dates:  1940-1958

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 pieces.

An interesting point to remember is that the assorted Liners are not officially from the American pattern, Line 2056.  While the Liners were sold and used with the American pieces, they actually were assigned their own line number – 2451.  Other Fostoria patterns, such as the Fairfax line, also used these same shaped Liners.  The Liners that were used with the American pattern were made in clear crystal and were produced from 1940-1958.

Fostoria | American | LinersThe Crab Meat Liner (pictured in the center) has a holding capacity of approximately 4 ounces.  It is about 2¾” in height and has the smallest holding capacity of all three liners.  The Tomato Juice Liner is the tallest and the Fruit Cocktail Liner is the shortest – each with a 5 oz. holding capacity.

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Tomato Juice Liner

Item Number:  #429
Height:  3⅝”
Production Dates:  1940-1958

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 pieces.

An interesting point to remember is that the assorted Liners are not officially from the American pattern, Line 2056.  While the Liners were sold and used with the American pieces, they actually were assigned their own line number – 2451.  Other Fostoria patterns, such as the Fairfax line, also used these same shaped Liners.  The Liners that were used with the American pattern were made in clear crystal and were produced from 1940-1958.

Fostoria American | Tomato Juice LinerThe Tomato Juice Liner has a holding capacity of approximately 5 ounces.  It is about 3⅝” in height and fits perfectly inside the chamber of the American Ice Dish.  Ice is then placed between the Liner and the Ice Dish, keeping the tomato juice chilled throughout your meal.

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Fruit Cocktail Liner

Item Number:  #431
Height:  1⅞”
Production Dates:  1940-1958

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 pieces.

An interesting point to remember is that the assorted Liners are not officially from the American pattern, Line 2056.  While the Liners were sold and used with the American pieces, they actually were assigned their own line number – 2451.  Other Fostoria patterns, such as the Fairfax line, also used these same shaped Liners.  The Liners that were used with the American pattern were made in clear crystal and were produced from 1940-1958.

Fostoria | American | Ice Dish with Fruit Cocktail LinerThe Fruit Cocktail Liner has a holding capacity of approximately 5 ounces.  With a height of 1⅞” and an opening of approximately 3¾”, it fits perfectly inside the chamber of the American Ice Dish.  Ice is then placed between the Liner and the Ice Dish, keeping your food chilled throughout dinner.

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Ice Dish

Item Number:  #427
Height:  2¾”
Production Dates:  1940-1958

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 variety of foods chilled – and on ice – as long as the dinner party continues.

The Ice Dish is approximately 2¾” tall, and is about 5¼” in diameter.  It came into production around 1940, and was made through 1958.  With less than twenty years of production life, the Ice Dishes are not rare … yet, they are not plentiful either.  Luckily, most of the ones I have seen while treasure hunting are in very good to excellent shape.  I just don’t think this was a piece that got a lot of use, and if it did, it was the Liner that took most of the abuse.

Fostoria | American | Ice Dish with Fruit Cocktail LinerWhile the Ice Dish is one piece, it has companion pieces (Liners) that are to be used with it.  The dish has three glass dividers evenly spaced and affixed to the inside of the bowl.  These dividers securely hold a variety of liners in place, aided by a recessed area at the bottom of the dish.  Fostoria Glass produced three liners that fit the Ice Dish, which are the following:

Crab Meat Liner, Tomato Juice Liner, and the Fruit Cocktail Liner

The bottom line is that these Ice Dishes help keep a variety of food and appetizers cold and fresh for hours.  Simply fill the Ice Dish with crushed ice.  The liner nests comfortably inside, allowing food to stay cold and fresh.  Refill whenever necessary.

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