Item Number: #528
Approximate Size: 6½” H – 5 oz.
Production Dates: 1915-1981
Fostoria Glass made two Oil & Stoppers in the American pattern. The piece featured in this post is the smaller of the two. Originally, when this item debuted in 1915, it was listed as having a 6 oz. holding capacity. A few years later the catalogs and price lists reflected a 5 oz. holding capacity, and so it remained throughout its many years of production. The height measurement is referring to the total height of the piece, with the D Stopper in place.
Fostoria sometimes used abbreviations in their product descriptions; thus, the “D” Stopper simply refers to a “Drop Stopper”. These type of stoppers allow for a repeated, consistent, and accurate dispensing of oil – one drop at a time, or in a stream. The stoppers were available with clear glass, or with a “frosted” look. The frosted stoppers are officially described as “Ground Stoppers”. A buyer had a choice between the two, and the ground variety was more expensive.
It is these 5 oz. Oils (w/ Drop Stoppers) that were used with the American 6-Piece Condiment Sets. The set included two Oils, two Shakers (FGT), one Mustard/Cover & Spoon, and one 9″ Condiment Tray. The 6-Piece Condiment Set was never sold with the larger oil cruets.
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