This is the Fostoria American Flared Low Sherbet dish. Fostoria made several sherbet dishes, ranging from a flared design to a “regular” design. One can distinguish between the two because the regular variety does not have flared sides, whereas the Flared Sherbet does. The sherbet dishes also came in different heights, from low foots to high foots.
The Flared Low Sherbet only came with a round foot and holds approximately 5 ounces. It is about 3¼” tall. It is a very versatile dish, and its uses extend much further than their name implies.
Every spring I take them out of the cabinet and fill them up with Easter grass and an assortment of jelly bean “eggs”. Other times, I will simply turn them upside down and use them as decorative pedestals for holding a sweet treat. With a little imagination, you can use these beautiful dessert dishes for just about any festivity or celebration.
The Sherbet dishes in the Fostoria American line were produced for many years, starting around 1924. Production ended in the early 1980’s. Since the Flared Low Sherbets enjoyed a long production life, this allows us the opportunity to purchase them in today’s world without too much difficulty. Please click the following affiliate link for available Flared Sherbets on eBay.