Vase | Tall Celery

The Fostoria Glass Company made a wide variety of vases in the American pattern.  From Rose Bowls to bigger and taller pieces, there were a lot of shapes and sizes in between. According to the official Fostoria catalog pages, this particular Vase was called either two things – a Vase, or a Tall Celery dish.  It debuted in the 1915 catalog as a Tall Celery, and later in production it was simply called a Vase.

Some people also refer to this piece as a Straight Vase (based on its shape) or a Vertical Celery dish.  The Vase came in four different sizes – 6″, 8″, 10″ or a 12″.

The Vase | Tall Celery dish pictured in this post is 6″ high, has a base width of approximately 3¾”, and is quite substantial.  The bottom base of the Vase has a ray design.  The cube design is thick and beautifully fire-polished.

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Vase – 8 Inch

Fostoria Glass Company made a wide variety of vases in the American pattern.  All of their vases, in my opinion, are quite beautiful – from the small to the large variety.  Each one, no matter the shape, is substantial in weight and durability.  Any flower or bouquet lucky enough to rest in one of these vessels will feel like Cinderella for one night.  The vases are that beautiful, especially when cleaned and cared for.

The “Vase” came in four different sizes – 6″, 8″, 10″ or a 12″.  The one pictured in this post is the 8″ size.  The 6″ Vase (also known as the Tall Celery) has a slightly smaller base, by about ¼”.  The base of the 8″ Vase is approximately 4″ in diameter.  According to the Fostoria catalogs, the top diameter measurement of the 8″ Vase is 3½”.  However, when I measured my personal collection, I found the 8″ Vase to have a slightly smaller opening than the 6″ Vase, by about 1/8″.  Herein lays the beauty of it all – since the pieces were lovingly handmade, all measurements are approximate and each piece could vary slightly.

The Fostoria American Vase – 8 Inch – also was a pioneering piece of the initial 1915 catalog debut of the American pattern.  Some people also refer to these vases as “Straight Vases”, based on their shape.  This would be an easy way to differentiate them from the other vases; however, that is not their official Fostoria name.

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Vase – 10 Inch

Fostoria Glass Company made a wide variety of vases in the American pattern.  All of their vases, in my opinion, are quite beautiful – from the small to the large variety.  This particular 10″ Vase, of which I own, is one of my most gorgeous pieces.  The glass is incredibly thick, silky smooth, and gleams with great brilliance.  It is crystal clear and magnificently made.

The “Vase” came in four different sizes – 6″, 8″, 10″ or a 12″.  The base of the 10″ Vase is approximately 4½” in diameter.  According to the Fostoria catalogs, the top opening diameter measurement is 4″ – which I found to be true when measuring my own piece. However, since all the vases were lovingly handmade, measurements are approximate and each piece could vary slightly.

Fostoria | American | Vase - 10" This is a thick vase, with incredible silkiness due to fire polishing.Almost identical to the rarer Straw Jar bottom, the two pieces are often confused with each other.  Though made from the same mould, the Straw Jar bottom was made with a bigger opening so that it could accommodate a cover (or lid).  If one tried to put a Straw Jar Cover on a piece that was designed to be a 10″ Vase,  it would not fit.  The cover is too big.  The picture posted here is that of a 10″ Vase, which has a smaller opening in comparison to a piece designed to be a Straw Jar.

The Fostoria American Vase – 10 Inch – was a pioneering piece of the initial 1915 catalog debut of the American pattern.  It was produced by the Fostoria Glass Company until the late 1950’s, and then later reproduced by Lancaster Colony.  Some people also refer to these vases as “Straight Vases”, based on their shape.  This would be an easy way to differentiate them from the other vases; however, that is not their official Fostoria name.

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Vase – 12 Inch

Fostoria Glass Company made a wide variety of vases in the American pattern.  All of their vases are quite beautiful – from the small to the large variety.  The 12″ Vase is a tall and gorgeous piece.  It is definitely one of my most heaviest vases – weighing in at six (6) pounds!  When I take it to its destination, I cradle it much like a baby – ensuring it arrives safely.

The top opening diameter of the 12″ Vase is approximately 4½”.  It was a pioneering piece of the initial 1915 catalog debut of the American pattern. Production for this piece started in 1915 and ended around 1944.  Of all the four different sized vases in this style, the 12″ Vase is the tallest and rarest.

Fostoria | American | 12" VaseSome people also refer to these vases as “Straight Vases”, based on their shape.  This is an easy way to differentiate them from other vases; however, that is not their official Fostoria name.

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Flared Vase – 6 Inch

Many different types of vases were produced in the Fostoria American pattern.  There were three different sizes made for the vases that had flared top edges (with mainly straight sides). The Flared Vase pictured here is the 6″ size, which is the smallest of the trio. The next size up was an 8″, and the tallest was a 10″.  All of them were introduced into the American pattern in the mid-to-late 1930’s.

The Flared Vases are some of my most favorite pieces in the Fostoria American Line (#2056).  The top edge of the vases flare slightly outward, just enough to allow the flowers to drape gently to the sides.  Another advantage that I find with the Flared Vases is that they are easier for me to move around the house.  I don’t worry as much about dropping them, or my hands slipping off, as I do with a more straight-edged vase.

Fostoria American Flared VasesAs seen in this photo, you will note that the main difference between the three sizes is their height – each one being about 2″ taller than the next. All of them have a good solid base and are very substantial.

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Flared Vase – 8 Inch

Many different types of vases were produced in the Fostoria American pattern.  There were three different sizes made for the vases that had flared top edges (with mainly straight sides).  The Vase pictured here is the 8″ size. The next size up was an 10″, and the smallest was a 6″.  All of them were introduced into the American pattern in the mid-to-late 1930’s.

The Flared Vases are some of my most favorite pieces in the Fostoria American Line (#2056).  The top edge of the vases flare slightly outward, just enough to allow the flowers to drape gently to the sides.  Another advantage that I find with the Flared Vases is that they are easier for me to move around the house.  I don’t worry as much about dropping them, or my hands slipping off, as I do with a more straight-edged vase.

As seen in these photos, there is great clarity with the glass – with very little distortion.  The top edge of the vase flares gently outward, and is very smooth to the touch.  The lower portion of the vase is straight-sided; however, the base extends further outward – providing a very stable footing.  The bottom of the vase is smooth, with a petal-like design.

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