The Oval Pin Tray is a beautiful piece, and it’s considered a rare item in the American pattern. Other types of small Trays were also made, such as handled and rectangular versions. A smaller and similar Oval Tray was also produced, and it is considered even more rare than this piece. This Oval Pin Tray has measurements of 5¼” x 4″, making it the perfect size for a dressing table.
The Oval Pin Tray went into production a very long time ago, circa 1916-1918. While there are production date discrepancies about this particular piece in the various published books on Fostoria American, it appears that the Oval Pin Tray was probably only made for less than ten years. With a short life span of less than a decade, and being first produced over a hundred years ago, any remaining pieces that survived should certainly be considered a treasure to behold.
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Please note; however, that the Oval Pin Tray is considered rare – so chances are it will not be displayed in the search results. Your best bet at finding the Oval Pin Tray is through a private collector. The good news is that rare items can be found in the wild, and one never knows when or where a treasure like this might pop up!