Item Number: #478
Approximate Size: 5¼” D – 3⅜” H
Production Dates: 1934-1973
The American 2056 pattern offered different types of mayonnaise dishes. Consumers had a choice of buying most of the mayonnaise components by themselves – such as just this bowl, or the Mayonnaise Plate. A more complete mayonnaise set (Item #477) can be found – which includes the Mayonnaise, Plate & Ladle.
It is also worth noting that I have seen slight size and shape variations on this item. The main difference has been seen in the flaring of the top edges. Since they were finished by hand, the final shape was determined by the craftsman. When more flaring is applied, the item will have a bigger diameter and probably be slightly smaller.
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Item Number: #622
Approximate Size: 11″ L – 7½” W
Production Dates: 1938-1982
The American relish dishes are some of the most beautiful and useful serving pieces in the entire 2056 line. Fostoria Glass produced several different types of them, and a consumer could choose from 2-part, 3-part and even 4-part relish servers. When it comes to the 3-part relish dishes, two different types were offered. This post is about the 3-Part “Combination” Relish, and the easiest way to distinguish it from the 3-Part Relish is to look at its design. The combination dish will have a long glass divider that is situated in the center of the dish, with two smaller compartments making up the other half of the server. The regular 3-Part Relish is a smaller dish, designed with three evenly-spaced dividers.
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Item Number: #482-G
Approximate Size: 5⅛” L
Production Dates: 1934-1973
The ladles were also produced in other Fostoria glass patterns, so if you can’t find one while searching in the American line, try doing a generic search for all Fostoria Glass Mayonnaise Ladles. If you are interested in purchasing a similar piece, please click the following sponsored link for available Mayonnaise Ladles on eBay.
Item Number: #477
Approximate Size: 3¾” H (see notes below)
Production Dates: 1934-1973
The American 2056 pattern offered different types of mayonnaise dishes. Consumers had a choice of buying most of the mayonnaise components by themselves – such as the bowl and the Mayonnaise Plate. With this particular item; however, the Mayonnaise, Plate & glass Ladle were sold as one unit. The item number to buy all three pieces together was #477.
Regarding the size of this item, which literally is three different pieces, is nearly impossible to be exact. The reason is that Fostoria Glass themselves first put the height measurement at 3″, then years later amended the measurement to be 3¾” (which is the size I am using). Since three different pieces were used to make up this one set, and each piece was finished by hand, you would be wise to expect size variations. The plate adds height, which I include in my 3¾” measurement.
Of the different mayonnaise dishes offered, I consider this 3-piece set to be the fanciest of them all. If you are interested in purchasing a similar piece, please click the following sponsored link for available Mayonnaise dishes on eBay.
Item Number: #620
Approximate Size: 12″ L – 5½” W
Production Dates: 1935-1985
Fostoria Glass produced several relish dishes in their American pattern. These dishes often had sections within them – from two parts to four parts. The 2-Part Relish was produced for fifty years, more than any other relish dish in the 2056 line. It showcases two beautiful handles, one on each side of the dish. The length measurement stated above is for the overall length, including the handles.
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Item Number: #BOT-2
Approximate Size: 6¾″ H – 8½ oz.
Production Dates: 1939-1943 (Catsup) and 1957-1958 (Condiment)
(aka Condiment Bottle & Stopper)
Ketchup and catsup are simply two different spellings for the same condiment. Since the Fostoria Glass Company used “Catsup” to describe this particular piece, I want to remain true to this item’s history and have described it with their original spelling.
Put simply, the Catsup Bottle & Stopper is quite beautiful. I don’t think I have ever seen another condiment bottle that is prettier. The Stopper is equally as nice, being both solid and hefty. When I want to feel a bit special, I will bring this piece out and serve homemade catsup in it. It looks gorgeous on the table; however, I will tell you … the catsup does not flow out of it as beautifully as it looks. If you were serving thin catsup, you probably would not have a problem, but thick catsup is difficult to “pour”. I found through personal experience that guests wanted to thrust the bottle up and down, or heaven forbid – put a knife in it to get the catsup out. That simply would not do, so now I only use it when serving thinner condiment sauces.
The Catsup Bottle & Stopper was only produced for four years, so it is not a common piece. It made a brief return from 1957-1958 as the Condiment Bottle & Stopper. If you are interested in purchasing a similar item, please click the following sponsored link for available Catsup Bottles on eBay.