Fostoria American Spoon

Spoon (Spooner)


Item Number:  M-08
Approximate Size:  3¾″ H
Production Dates:  1915-1920s

n 1915, when this item was introduced, Fostoria Glass described this piece as a “Spoon”.  Some collectors prefer to call it a Spooner; however, I shall remain true to Fostoria’s original description and spelling of this item.  These type of open containers were used to hold spoons on the table, and they did not have a cover.  There is; however, a Sugar & Cover (aka Candy & Cover) in the American pattern that has a strikingly similar bottom.

There are differences in a true Spoon and the Sugar & Covers.  I seem to have a different approach than most in determining what item is which.  The Spoons have a top diameter measurement of approximately 3¼”, versus the larger 4″ opening on the bottom piece of the Sugar & Cover.  The S&C covers won’t fit on an original Spoon.  Another factor is the number of petals or rays in the bottom of the piece. The original Spoons have a total of 22 rays, whereas many of the Sugar & Cover bottoms have 24 rays.

As an eBay Partner, I may be compensated if you make a purchase on eBay.  The following link shows available Spoons (Spooners) on eBay.

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