Topper Vase

Item Number:  #716
Height:  4″
Production Dates:  1940-1958

Since all other American Toppers were part of the Smoking Accessories category, one would logically assume that this grand 4″ size would be too.  It’s bigger, so maybe it was used for cigars – instead of cigarettes?  Needless to say, that assumption would be incorrect.  Upon doing my research for this item, I was very surprised to learn that the 4″ Topper was considered a vase, not a smoking accessory.  Fostoria Glass categorized it accordingly.  Each Topper had a specific purpose, and this larger one had nothing to do with smoking – and everything to do with flowers!

Topper Vase - PlumBeing the largest of all Toppers produced in the American pattern, it stands about 4″ high and has a top diameter of approximately 6″.  It was also offered in white milk glass.  Each of the milk glass Toppers had different production dates.  The Topper Vase was only produced in milk glass for about five years, circa 1954-1959.

After the sale of Fostoria Glass and under the new ownership of Lancaster Colony, the Topper Vase was then produced by Dalzell Viking Glass in a plum and bluish-gray color.  Other experimental colored Toppers might show up from time to time; however, the only color put into production at the Fostoria Glass factory was white milk glass.  The plum and bluish-gray Toppers were produced by Dalzell Viking Glass, under the American label.

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Footed Bud Vase, Flared – 6″

Item Number:  #763
Height:  6″
Production Dates:  1940-1982

The Footed Bud Vases in the Fostoria American line came in two versions – Cupped or Flared.  Both versions offered two different sizes – 6″ or 8½”. The Footed Bud Vase pictured here is the 6″ Flared version.  Sizes are approximate, as these pieces were hand-made.  The 6″ Flared Bud Vases were also produced in other colors – such as Ruby and Milk Glass tints (Aqua, Peach, or White.)

After the Fostoria Glass Company closed its doors, several moulds in the American line were then transferred over to the new owner, Lancaster Colony. Thereafter, several pieces in the Fostoria American line were produced by other glass companies, such as Dalzell-Viking, L.E. Smith, Fenton, etc.   The Footed Bud Vases, Cupped or Flared, were some of the pieces that were “reproduced” by other glass factories.  Slight variations in quality and/or appearance are possible when comparing a reproduced piece to an item made at the original Fostoria Glass factory.

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Peach Milk Glass Bud Vase

The Fostoria Glass Company was very proud of their milk glass, and they made their pieces by hand … just like antique originals.  The American Bud Vases that were produced in milk glass have a soft and mellow look to them.  Peach milk glass specimens are quite beautiful, consisting of fine quality and a porcelain-like finish.

The Fostoria American 6″ Flared Bud Vase was primarily made in clear crystal; however, they were also produced in a small assortment of milk glass colors – such as Aqua, White and Peach.  While there are certainly one-of-a-kinds, whimsies, and/or sample pieces in existence, the most commonly produced American milk glass items are the following:

  • Footed Bud Vase, Flared – 6″
  • Footed Bud Vase, Flared – 8½”
  • Square Footed Vase – 9″
  • Topper Ash Tray
  • Topper – 2½”
  • Topper – 3″
  • Topper – 4″
  • Wedding Bowl and Cover

Fostoria American Bud Vases - Peach and AquaWhite milk glass pieces are the easiest to locate, as they were produced for a longer period of time. The Peach and Aqua colors are a bit more difficult to find, as they were only produced from 1957 through 1959.

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Aqua Milk Glass Bud Vase

The Fostoria American pattern produced pieces in the Aqua milk glass color for a couple of years – from approximately 1957 through 1959. Only a few pieces in the American line (#2056) were made in milk glass, and the 6″ Flared Bud Vase was one of the lucky few. Aqua milk glass pieces are gorgeous, with soft color – consisting of both green and blue hues.

The 6″ Flared Bud Vase was primarily made in clear crystal; however, they were also produced in an assortment of milk glass colors – such as Aqua, White and Peach.  The Fostoria Glass Company was very proud of their milk glass, and they made their pieces by hand … just like antique originals.  The American Bud Vases that were produced in milk glass have a soft and mellow look to them.

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Footed Bud Vase, Flared – 8½”

Item Number:  #799
Height:  8½″
Production Dates:  1948-1983

The Footed Bud Vases in the Fostoria American line came in two versions – Cupped or Flared.  Both versions offered two different sizes – 6″ or 8½”. The Footed Bud Vase pictured here is the 8½” Flared version.  Sizes are approximate, as these pieces were hand-made.

After the Fostoria Glass Company closed its doors, several moulds in the American line were then transferred over to the new owner, Lancaster Colony. Thereafter, several pieces in the Fostoria American line were produced by other glass companies, such as Dalzell-Viking, L.E. Smith, Fenton, etc.   The Footed Bud Vases, Cupped or Flared, were some of the pieces that were “reproduced” by other glass factories.  Slight variations in quality and/or appearance are possible when comparing a reproduced piece to an item made at the original Fostoria Glass factory.

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Footed Bud Vase, Cupped – 6″

Item Number:  #762
Height:  6″
Production Dates:  1940-1982

The Footed Bud Vases in the Fostoria American line came in two versions – Cupped or Flared.  Both versions offered two different sizes – 6″ or 8½”. The Footed Bud Vase pictured here is the Cupped version.  Sizes are approximate, as is for most hand-made items.  The Bud Vase from my personal collection is 6¼” tall – slightly taller than the official 6″ description.

After the Fostoria Glass Company closed its doors, several moulds in the American line were then transferred over to the new owner, Lancaster Colony. Thereafter, several pieces in the Fostoria American line were reproduced by other glass companies, such as Dalzell-Viking, L.E. Smith, Fenton, etc.   The Footed Bud Vases were some of the items chosen to be reproduced, being made by Dalzell-Viking Glass until the company closed its doors in 1998.  Slight variations in quality and/or appearance could be possible when comparing a reproduced piece to an item made at the original Fostoria Glass factory.

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