Fostoria American Glassware - Line #2056

Comport and Cover

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Fostoria | American | Comport and Cover

The Comport and Cover is a beautiful piece of Fostoria American glass.  You might be asking, “What is a Comport?” According to Dictionary.com, it is “a large English glass dish of the 18th century used for holding fruit or candy and having a wide, shallow top supported by heavy stem and foot; compote.”  Based on what you see in this photo, that is exactly what this Comport looks like.

The Comport (with the Cover) has a height of about 9″ – and a diameter somewhere between 5″ – 5½”.  Old Fostoria catalogs state the diameter as 5 inches; however, my own personal pieces measure in between 5¼” to 5½” in width.  Remember, these items were handmade – so expect some slight variation in measurements.

The Comport and Cover looks like the Big Sister or Big Brother to the Jelly and Cover.  Their stems are different, as well as their size; however, they just look like they belong together.  I usually showcase them together, as they compliment each other beautifully.

This piece was produced for a very long time – from around 1924 to circa 1982 – and is not too difficult to find in today’s market.  If you are interested in purchasing the Comport and Cover, please click the following affiliate link for available Comports on eBay.  I would also suggest that you search for the additional term “candy dishes”, as some people are not aware that the dish was called a Comport.

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