Foot for 18″ Punch Bowl

Item Number:  611-PB
Height:  4⅝”
Production Dates:  1915-1980

Fostoria | American | Low Foot for 18" Punch BowlThe Fostoria Glass Company produced three different types of supports for their American Punch Bowls.  The punch bowl stands that were introduced first were the Low Foots.  They debuted in the original Fostoria American catalog of 1915.  The Foot for the 18″ Punch Bowl was made from 1915-1980.  Needless to say, it was a very popular item.

While the Bases and Centerpieces are basically the same item, there is one distinguishing difference between them.  The true supports for the punch bowls (whatever the size) will not have a rayed center in their glass base.  In other words, the flat center of the base (where the punch bowl actually sits) will be void of any design.  It is a circle of plain glass.  The same-sized Centerpiece; however, will display a rayed center in their glass base.

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High Foot for 14″ Punch Bowl

Item Number:  601
Height:  7”
Production Dates:  1917-1958

Fostoria | American | High Foot and 14" Punch BowlFostoria Glass produced three different sizes of supports for their American punch bowls.  The first one that was introduced was the Low Foot.  The High Foot made its debut in 1917, a couple years later.  If you turn the High Foot over, its function changes.  Depending on how you want to use it, it can either be a beautiful Flared Vase or the High Foot for the 14″ Punch Bowl.

Many of the books published on the Fostoria American pattern differ wildly in their production dates on the High Foot.  Based on my research, I know this piece was introduced in 1917.  Contrary to what some books state, the High Foot stayed into production through 1958.  It was made specifically for the regular 14″ Punch Bowl.

The High Foot is about 7″ in height, with a diameter of approximately 9¾” at its bottom. The base that supports the punch bowl is about 6¼” in diameter.  This piece has large proportions, with different cube sizes throughout its design.  The larger cubes are noticed near the bottom, and then as it tapers upwards, the size of the cubes decrease.

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Footed Punch Cup

Item Number:  614
Height:  2¾″
Production Dates:  1970’s-1982

The Footed Punch Cup was one of the last cups produced in the Fostoria American pattern.  At the time of its introduction, the previous punch and/or custard cups had been discontinued.  Starting in the 1970’s, the Footed Punch Cup was now the one and only punch cup in the entire 2056 line.  Fostoria never described it as a coffee cup.  Put simply, it is the Footed Punch Cup.

The Footed Punch Cup is approximately 2¾” in height.  Since the Footed Punch Cup is not as flared the Footed Cup, the top opening is about ½” smaller in diameter.  Each cup holds approximately 7 ounces.  Out of all the cups that Fostoria produced in the American pattern, the Footed Punch Cup is probably the one that is most often identified incorrectly.

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Low Foot for 14″ Punch Bowl

Item Number:  602-PB
Height:  3¾”
Production Dates:  1915-1982

Fostoria | American | Punch Bowl with Low FootThe Fostoria Glass Company produced three different sizes of bases for their American Punch Bowls.  The Low Foot was specifically made for the regular 14″ Punch Bowl.  It is approximately 3¾” tall, and has four rows of cubes in its design.  This is an important fact to remember, especially when comparing it to the larger low Foot – which has five rows of cubes.  The larger low Foot was produced for the 18″ Punch Bowl.

While the Bases and Centerpieces are basically the same item, there is one distinguishing difference between them.  The true supports for the punch bowls (whatever the size) will not have a rayed center in their glass base.  In other words, the flat center of the base (where the punch bowl actually sits) will be void of any design.  It is a circle of plain glass.  The same-sized Centerpiece; however, will display a rayed center in their glass base.

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Small Punch Bowl

Item Number:  250
Height:  7¾”
Production Dates:  1915-1970

Fostoria | American | Small Punch Bowl - BlueThis particular piece is very interesting.  Why?  Because it officially went by three different names – the Small Punch Bowl, the Footed Fruit Bowl, and the Tom & Jerry Bowl.  It was introduced to the world in 1915, under the name of the 12″ Footed Fruit Bowl.  As years went by, Fostoria Glass eventually listed it in their catalogs as the 12″ Footed Fruit Bowl, Small Punch Bowl, or the Tom & Jerry Bowl.

No matter how you use it, or what you call it – this treasure is amazingly versatile.  The base of the foot is approximately 7¼” in diameter, and the bowl opening measures about 12″ in diameter.  From the foot to the top rim, the Tom and Jerry Bowl stands about 7¾” high.  Expect slight size variations though, as some have been reported to be slightly taller.  While all of the bowls have a flared shape, it is possible to find them less flared – most noticeable towards the top rim.

Once the Fostoria factory closed in 1986, Dalzell Viking produced this piece under the Fostoria American label in limited colors of Cranberry Mist and Blue Gray.  If you have a Fostoria piece in either of these two colors, then it was an item that was most likely produced in the 1980s-1990s.

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Punch Bowl – 18″

Item Number:  610
Height:  9”
Production Dates:  1915-1980

Fostoria | American | Punch Bowl - 18"The Fostoria American Punch Bowls are exquisite.  This 18″ Punch Bowl was one of the first to be produced, along with its smaller sibling – the 14″ Punch Bowl.  Both bowls were part of the initial line-up of American dishes that were introduced to the public back in 1915.  It goes without saying that both vessels are a beauty to behold, and a pleasure to serve from.

The 18″ Punch Bowl is the largest of all punch bowls produced in the American line.  When it was initially introduced, it was commonly paired with the Custard Cups and a Low Foot.  The height of the Punch Bowl, when sitting on the Low Foot, is approximately 12 inches.  The 18″ Punch Bowl is large, and if perched on a High Foot, it creates a safety issue.  As years went by, the Fostoria Glass Company even changed the wording in their catalogs to state that the “Low Foot is used with the 18 in. Punch Bowl”.

This particular Punch Bowl has a holding capacity of approximately 3¾ gallons and is about 9” in height (without a Foot).  The top opening is about 18″ in diameter; however, expect size variations.  The punch bowl in my own personal collection has an opening that is closer to 17½” in diameter.

The 18″ Punch Bowl was produced for a very long time – from 1915 until 1980.  Of all the punch bowls made in the 2056 line, it remains the largest of them all … and one of the most beloved.

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