Item Number: #611-PB
Production Dates: 1915-1980
The Fostoria Glass Company produced three different types 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. The Foot for the 18″ Punch Bowl was made from 1915-1980. Needless to say, it was a very popular item.
The Foot featured in this post was specifically made for the 18″ Punch Bowl. It is approximately 4⅝” tall, and about 11″ in diameter. The 11″ Foot has five rows of cubes in its design. This is an important fact to remember, especially when comparing it to the smaller Low Foot – which displays only fours rows of cubes.
It is easy to confuse the punch bowl bases with the Fostoria American centerpieces. In fact, Fostoria Glass assigned the same item number to both pieces – the Punch Bowl Base, and the Centerpiece. I have modified the item # slightly – adding letters to the number so that a distinction can be easily made between the two pieces. PB = Punch Bowl; CP = Centerpiece.
While the Bases and Centerpieces are basically the same item, there is one distinguishing difference between them. The true supports for the punch bowls (whatever the size) will not have a rayed center in their glass base. In other words, the flat center of the base (where the punch bowl actually sits) will be void of any design. It is a circle of plain glass. The same-sized Centerpiece; however, will display a rayed center in their glass base.
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