This is the Fostoria American Oyster Cocktail; however, when it was first introduced in 1915 – it was called a “Sherbet”. Though it is the same dish, its name did change slightly throughout the following years. As time passed (circa 1939) it was called an Oyster Cocktail. It had a rather long production life, from 1915 through 1973.
This piece is classified in my Drinkware category; however, it could also be included in the Desserts category. Both would be correct. Since it was last called an Oyster Cocktail (for drinking Oyster Shooters), I have classified it in the Drinkware category.
The Oyster Cocktail dish is approximately 3½” tall and can hold about 4½ ounces. With a bowl and a stem, this is a unique and interesting dish in the Fostoria American line. It is a very versatile piece capable of being used for many things – from cocktails to desserts, and for even serving sauces.
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