The Handled Sugar and Cover is the only sugar server in the American pattern that was both handled and covered. It was introduced into the 2056 line in the mid-1920’s and remained a popular item for many years. The Handled Sugar and Cover is larger than the Tea and Individual Sugars, making it the perfect sugar dish for serving a large gathering.
While this particular item was not sold in an official set, Fostoria Glass did produce a great companion piece in the Creamer (AKA Cream). These two items, when paired together, make for a beautiful presentation. Due to their bigger size, they look quite appropriate sitting on a dinner or banquet table that has been set for multiple guests.
Contrary to popular belief, the Handled Sugar was also available without a Cover! The Handled Sugar, without a lid, is about 3¼” tall. They were cataloged as separate items, and one could purchase either the covered version – or just the sugar bowl (without a lid). The covered version was item #673; the uncovered version was item #674.
The Handled Sugar and Cover is about 5¼″ tall. The sugar bowl has a smooth top rim, void of any serrated edges. This is an item that disproves the age-old myth that we so often hear, “All Fostoria American pieces have three seam lines.” The Handled Sugar and Cover has a total of four mould seam lines – both in the sugar bowl itself, and also in the Cover.
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