Item Number:  448
Height:  4¼” D – 4¼” H
Production Dates:  1915-1983

Fostoria | American | Jelly and CoverMost people don’t realize that Fostoria Glass sold the Jelly dish two ways – with, or without a cover.  Often, when a collector finds the Jelly without a cover, they think that it is not complete – or that the cover got broke along the way.  Some consumers did not want a cover on their Jelly; therefore, this item was available with two options.  Fostoria Glass even designated two different item numbers for these pieces – #448 for the uncovered Jelly, and #447 for the Jelly and Cover.

The Jelly is about 4¼” in diameter.  It is one of the pioneering pieces in the line, debuting in the first Fostoria American 1915 Catalog Supplement. With a very long production life, it was still being manufactured right up until the Fostoria Glass factory closed.  In fact, the Jelly (without a cover) was one of the few pieces featured in the 1983 Fostoria catalog – allowing it to live one year longer than its lidded sibling.

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Jam Pot and Cover

Item Number:  442
Height:  4½”
Production Dates:  1948-1971

The Fostoria American Jam Pot and Cover is precious.  I like everything about it – from it’s size to its Cover. This piece was specifically called a “Jam Pot”, not to be confused with the totally different-looking Jelly and Cover. Fostoria Glass also made a 3 Pc. Jam Pot Set – which included two of these individual Jam Pots (and Covers), and a Tray.

The Jam Pot and Cover is approximately 4½” tall and the Cover is about 3″ in diameter.  Though somewhat small in stature, I find it to be the perfect size for serving jam and any other food condiment.  The Cover fits nicely on the Jam Pot, and is easy to take on and off. Since neither the Cover nor the Pot have serrated edges – they seem to have handled decades of wear with less damage, nicks, or cracks than many of their American siblings.  The smooth edges on both the Pot and the Cover have helped it survive over the years.  All glass pieces; however, still require caution and care in their handling.

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