The Fostoria Glass Company produced three different sizes of supports for their American Punch Bowls. The punch bowl stands that were introduced first were the Low Foots. They debuted in the original Fostoria American catalog of 1915, and the Low Foot for the 14″ Punch Bowl was continually made until the glass factory closed in the early 1980’s.
The 9½” Low Foot was specifically made for the regular 14″ Punch Bowl. It is approximately 3¾” tall, and has four rows of cubes in its design. This is an important fact to remember, especially when comparing it to the larger Low Foot – which has five rows of cubes. The larger Low Foot was produced for the larger 18″ Punch Bowl.
Please don’t confuse the Low Foot or the High Foot with the Fostoria American Centerpieces. While they do look strikingly similar in shape and size, there is one distinguishing factor between them. The true supports for the punch bowls (the Low Foot and/or the High Foot) will not have a rayed center in their glass base. In other words, the glass base that the punch bowl actually sits on will be void of any design. The same-sized Centerpiece; however, will have a rayed center in their glass base.
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