Item Number:  #538
Approximate Size:  4½” L – 3¼” W
Production Dates:  1918-1944; reinstated 1946-1958

The Oval dish is just that – oval in appearance, and petite in size.  Since it is a small dish, it was often used for serving almonds and other nuts.  At one time it was classified by Fostoria as a “Miscellaneous” piece, and then years later, they included it in their Dinnerware section.  Since it is too small to classify as a bowl, I think the most reasonable solution is to consider it a miscellaneous item – happily used at the table.

There is a smaller “Oval Almond” piece that is about 3¾” in length.  Often confused with each other, the Oval and Oval Almond are actually two different pieces.  The Oval never had a continuous production run, being discontinued after 1944 – and then being reinstated a couple years later.

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