Fostoria | American | Flared Vase 7" | High Foot

7″ Flared Vase

Vases & Bouquet Holders

Item Number:  601
Height:  7″
Production Dates:  1917-1958

Fostoria | American | High Foot | When turned upside down, also known as the "7-Inch Flared Vase".The 7” Flared Vase (High Foot) is a very intriguing piece in the Fostoria American line.  It is large, with a solid base, and glistens from head to toe! This item is unique in that it has dual purposes; hence, it is known by two different names – a Flared Vase, and a High Foot.  If you turn the Vase upside down, it is then the “High Foot” – a stand used for the Fostoria American 14″ Punch Bowl.

Since the Flared Vase and High Foot were assigned the same item number by Fostoria, they were basically considered to be the same piece.  It is possible; however, that if the item was originally purchased as a “vase”, it could have a rayed center.  Typically, if bought as the High Foot, the center of the base would not have a rayed center.  Even though the items were considered the same by Fostoria, there were two variations – those with a rayed center, and those without.  To simplify, those with a rayed center were sold as vases; those with a plain center were sold as the High Foot – with the dual benefit of being able to turn the item upside down and also use it as a vase.

The opening of the Flared Vase (High Foot) is very large, with a width of about 9¾”.  The base is approximately 6¼” in diameter, and it is about 7″ in height.  The vase has large proportions; therefore, it has a different range of cube sizes throughout its design.  The larger scaled cubes are noticed near the top (where it is larger) and then as the Vase tapers in size – so does the size of the cubes.  The reverse would be true if you were using it as a High Foot for a Punch Bowl.

Interestingly enough, there are published books on Fostoria American that give conflicting dates of production on this piece.  I can say with 100% confidence that this item was still being produced in the 1950’s.  The Flared Vase/High Foot was no longer being made in 1960.  The only Foot being produced at that time was the “Low Foot”.

Since this particular piece was cut from the production line a long time ago, there are not as many of them in the aftermarket. You can still find them; however, they are slightly harder to locate.  Keep in mind that if you are looking for this piece, you should also search for the term “Flared Vase” and/or “High Foot” for a Punch Bowl – as sellers could have it listed as either, or both.

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