Fostoria made two Square Urns in the American pattern – a 7½” and a 6″ size. The Urn shown here is the 6″. As I have mentioned in several other posts, the size can vary – due to each piece being handmade. While the Fostoria Glass catalogs printed the height as 6″, I have found that size can vary by about ½”. When I measured my Square Urn, it was 6½” tall.
The Square Urns are hefty in weight, and have a very sturdy foot (approximately a 3″ square). I like the Urns, for they are different. Most other vases were rounded or curved; however, this square design gives them a unique and elegant look. They were discontinued around 1970, so if you have one … you know it is at least 46+ years old, and possibly much older. The top edge is serrated, flaring slightly outward.
When one typically thinks of an “Urn”, usually an image of a covered container comes to mind. While Fostoria Glass Company did describe this piece as an Urn, it is also referred to as a Vase. No matter how you choose to describe it, one thing is certain. These pieces are simply beautiful.
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