Item Number: #CP-01
Production Dates: 1935-1944
Of all the centerpieces that the American pattern produced, the 15″ size is the largest and the least plentiful. Some folks refer to this piece as the “hat-shaped” centerpiece, based on how it looks. With its large diameter flaring out like a rim on a hat, it’s easy to understand the visible connection. Fostoria Glass simply called this item their 15″ Centerpiece, and it is approximately 4¼” tall. Please note that many times this centerpiece may have a larger measurement of 16-inches. That is the measurement of the one I have in my collection. Fostoria Glass; however, described its size as 15-inches. As we all know, expect slight size variations with glass that has been finished by hand.
Being in production for less than ten years greatly impacts it current supply in the aftermarket – especially when compared to the smaller centerpieces. This item was produced from the original Hotel Cracked Ice mould, which resulted in a beautiful and distinctive center design. This same design can be seen in a couple of other pieces, such as the 18″ Torte Plate. It is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous and artistic pieces in the entire 2056 line. Due to its unique appearance, it is relatively easy to identify.
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