Very similar in design to the 9½” Dinner Plate, the Fostoria American Salad Plate is slightly smaller – measuring in at about 8½” in diameter. The Dinner and Salad Plates almost look identical in design, each bearing large centers. I believe the Salad Plates are the perfect size for serving lunch or an afternoon meal, and I use them quite often for just that purpose.
It is important to note that other Salad Plates were made in the American pattern, such as the Crescent Salad Plate and a smaller 7″ Salad Plate (with a small center design). Variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to American Salad Plates … you really do have choices! They make excellent “layering” plates as well, even with china from an entirely different pattern. That is the versatility of clear crystal; the pieces will mesh with other collections seamlessly.
Here in this photo you can see the Dinner Plate and the Salad Plate side-by side. They both have large centers, and are only different in size by about an inch. The Salad Plates were produced for a long time, so they are still relatively easy to find in today’s market. The Pink Salad Plates are much more rare, and were produced by Dalzell Viking Glass.
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