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.