Item Number: #347
Production Dates: 1948-1982
The Fostoria Glass Company produced a few different candy dishes in the American pattern. This particular dish is the Footed Candy and Cover. It does have a hexagon foot; therefore, some people refer to it as the Hexagon Footed Candy Dish. The latter name describes it well, just bear in mind that the official name from Fostoria Glass was a “Footed Candy and Cover”.
Finding a Footed Candy and Cover today that does not have any fleabites, nicks, or dings in the rim of the Cover might be a bit challenging. If you find one with nicks or damage, keep looking … for excellent specimens can still be located. The actual Candy and Cover (two pieces) interlock with each other, so if someone hastily – or harshly – puts the Cover back on, damage could occur. When searching for this piece, be sure to take the Cover off and inspect it. If searching online, try to get the Seller to display a picture of the Cover’s bottom rim before purchasing.
The Footed Candy and Cover stands approximately 7″ tall (with the Cover on). Since the clear crystal version was produced for many years, it is not considered a rare item. However, Fostoria Glass also produced this piece in the American Ruby color. Unlike the clear crystal version which was produced through 1982, the Ruby version was one of a handful of American Ruby items that was offered in 1983.
Please click the following sponsored link for available Footed Candy and Covers on eBay. Since people sometimes refer to this item as the Hexagon Footed Candy Dish, you might need to modify your search terms accordingly.