Shallow Nappy – 8″

Item Number:  #SN-08
Approximate Size:  8″ D – 1¾” H
Production Dates:  1916-1925

The Shallow Nappies look slightly different from all the other nappy dishes in the American pattern, simply because they are shallow – and without great depth.  I personally like the appearance of these pieces, for they have a beautifully crafted bottom and look very elegant.  These are vintage pieces, and those that survived could be over 100 years-old.  In addition to the 8″ size, Fostoria Glass also produced a smaller 7″ Shallow Nappy.

If you are interested in purchasing a similar Fostoria American Nappy, please click the following sponsored link for available Shallow Nappies on eBay. You might have to sort through a whole assortment of bowls to finally see an authentic Shallow Nappy, as they are not a common item.  Every now and again, they will show up on eBay.

Shallow Nappy – 7″

Item Number:  #SN-07
Approximate Size:  7″ D – 1¾” H
Production Dates:  1915-1928

The Shallow Nappies look slightly different from all the other nappy dishes in the American pattern, simply because they are shallow – and without great depth.  I think Fostoria Glass must have thought so, too, because they did not picture the Shallow Nappy with the other nappy dishes when they debuted and cataloged the pattern in 1915.  It was pictured and grouped with the Fruit Bowl (aka Tom & Jerry), the Comport, and the Sandwich Plates.  Fruit (stewed, fresh, canned, or preserved) was very much in favor in 1915.  Many people enjoyed their fruit served in similar shallow dishes, and it just seems logical that Fostoria Glass would have featured an appropriate serving dish to go with their Fruit Bowl.

If you are interested in purchasing a similar Fostoria American Nappy, please click the following sponsored link for available Shallow Nappies on eBay. You might have to sort through a whole assortment of bowls to finally see an authentic Shallow Nappy, as they are not a common item.  Every now and again, they will show up on eBay.

Handled Nappy, 3-Cornered

Item Number:  #501
Approximate Size:  5″ D – 2¼” H
Production Dates:  1915-1982

Fostoria Glass made a large variety of Nappy dishes in their American pattern.  This particular handled nappy has a unique shape of three corners.  Like many of the American Nappies, it made its debut in 1915 – and enjoyed a very long and happy life.

Nappies are often defined as little bowls; however, Fostoria Glass produced both small and large nappy dishes.  In the early years, most of their bowls (even the large 10″ size) was described as a “Nappy”.  The American lineup of nappies includes those with or without handles, squared, flared, and even this three-cornered design.  With so many options available, finding one to suit your needs should prove to be quite easy.

If you are interested in purchasing a similar Fostoria American Nappy, please click the following sponsored link for available Handled Nappy Dishes on eBay.

Handled Nappy – Square

Item Number:  #502
Approximate Size:  4½” D – 2½” H
Production Dates:  1915-1982

Fostoria Glass made a large variety of Nappy dishes in their American pattern.  This particular nappy has a square shape, with a beautiful handle.  It is another pioneering piece of the American 2056 line, and it enjoyed a long and happy life.

Nappies are often defined as little bowls; however, Fostoria Glass produced both small and large nappy dishes.  In the early years, most of their bowls (even the large 10″ size) was described as a “Nappy”.  The American lineup of nappies includes those with or without handles, squared, flared, and there’s even a three-cornered design.  With so many options available, finding one to suit your needs should prove to be quite easy.

If you are interested in purchasing a similar Fostoria American Nappy, please click the following sponsored link for available Handled Nappy Dishes on eBay.

Deep Nappy – 10″

Item Number:  #211-DN
Diameter:  10″
Production Dates:  1934-1980

Out of all the nappy dishes that Fostoria produced in the American pattern, I believe the “deep” nappies are some of the most beautiful.  They make a large and bold statement on the dining table.  This particular nappy stands about 4⅜” tall and has an opening diameter of approximately 10-inches.  There were only two deep nappies made in the American pattern, this 10″ size, and the smaller 8″ Deep Nappy.  Any collector would be more than pleased to have one, or several, in their collection.

In the 1940’s, Fostoria Glass started to refer to this piece as a Salad Bowl.  That being said, the production dates that I have given are in reference to when Fostoria Glass listed this specific item as a “Deep Nappy”.  For many years this item was listed in catalogs and price lists under two different names, with the same exact item number.  This scenario does make it confusing; however, as the original Deep Nappy did not have a foot.  Later versions of this piece did include a bottom ring of glass.  When the “Salad Bowl” was introduced a few years later, it had a slightly different shape – and was footed.  I have added “DN” (Deep Nappy) to this piece’s item number to make it easier for proper identification and research purposes.  During the July 1980 time frame, Fostoria Glass no longer mentioned the 10″ Deep Nappy in their catalogs or price lists.

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Flared Nappy Dishes

Fostoria Glass made a large variety of Nappy dishes in the American pattern.  They made flared, deep, shallow, handled, and regular nappies; hence, they offered a wide assortment to choose from.  In this post, our focus is just on the documented  “Flared Nappy” dishes produced in clear crystal.  There are a total of six different items, ranging from 4¾” to 10″ in diameter.

  • 4¾” Flared (Fruit) Nappy – Item #421
  • 6½” Flared Nappy – Item #FN-06
  • 7¼” Flared Nappy – Item #FN-07
  • 8¼” Flared Nappy – Item #FN-08
  • 9¼” Flared Nappy – Item #FN-09
  • 10″ Flared Nappy – Item #FN-10

Fostoria American Flared Nappies

All of the Flared Nappies mentioned above were introduced in 1915; however, the majority of them were only produced through 1928.  The smaller 4¾” Flared (Fruit) Nappy was the only piece to survive through 1982.  The flared nappies were made from the regular or deep nappy moulds and then flared out to the various sizes.  Since these pieces were finished by hand, the sizes are approximate.  The level of flaring that was applied by the craftsman will determine its final measurements. If you are interested in purchasing similar nappies, please click the following sponsored link for available Flared Nappies on eBay.

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