Fostoria American Catsup Bottle & Stopper

Catsup Bottle & Stopper


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.

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