Fostoria | American | Oblong Tray - 10½"

Oblong Tray


Item Number:  721
Size:  10⅝” L – 7½” W
Production Dates:  1917-1958

(A.K.A. as the Oblong Ice Cream Tray ~ Comb & Brush Tray)

Fostoria | American | 10½" Oblong Tray - AmberAt one time or another, the Oblong Tray was known by different names or descriptions.  Unofficial names were the 10½” Rectangular Tray and the Dresser Tray.  The tray is oblong in shape and is about 7½” in width.  The top portion of the tray is smooth glass, and it has a beautiful rim that flows along all four sides.  These traits help ensure that any items placed on the tray will sit securely and not be prone to slippage.

Some books state that this piece was only produced through 1943; however, I do not agree with those findings.  The Oblong Tray was still being offered in the late 1950’s.  In fact, it was available for purchase in 1957 as a single item, or as part of the following sets – the 8-Piece Decanter Set, or the 7-Piece Appetizer Set.  The Decanter Set consisted of the Oblong Tray, a Decanter & Stopper, and six 2 oz. Whiskeys.  The Appetizer Set consisted of the Oblong Tray and six Individual Appetizers.

While the majority of these trays were produced in clear crystal, this item was also produced in the colors of Amber, Blue and Canary.  Obviously, the trays of color are more valuable and rare when compared to the more plentiful clear crystal items.  The colored trays were available in the mid-1920’s, when Fostoria Glass was mainly promoting them as part of their 8-Piece American Boudoir Sets.

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