The Claret is a unique and fascinating piece of Fostoria footed stemware. It was only produced for a few years before the Fostoria Glass Company closed its doors; therefore, it is not as plentiful in the aftermarket as some other Fostoria American pieces. Because of these factors, the Claret usually comes at a higher price tag.
The American pattern was introduced in 1915. Over the many years that the Fostoria Glass Company was in business, the dining and drinking habits of American households had changed. Fostoria would make adaptations along the way by introducing new pieces that correlated to the current trend of the day. I believe the Claret was one of those pieces. It was not introduced until the mid-1970’s, and it was bigger than the previous Wine piece that only held about 2½ oz. In contrast, the Claret has a capacity of 7 ounces and is approximately 4⅞” in height.
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