The Fostoria American Sweetpea Vase is just that – sweet. While most people today spell the word “sweet pea” as two separate words, the Fostoria Glass Company did describe and spell the vase as one word – “Sweetpea”. With a bowl shape, the sides gradually flow upward and outward. Instead of a serrated top edge, this vase’s edging is a clear and smooth rim of glass.
The Sweetpea Vase is approximately 4½” high, with a top opening of about 7″. The bottom of the vase has a ray or petal-like design, and is about 3″ in diameter. Most of the Sweetpea Vases are fire-polished, with a ground bottom.
When viewing the Sweetpea Vase online, or in pictures, the size can be deceiving. It looks small; much like a cup. It is not small or slight in weight. A hefty piece of glass it is, and quite substantial.
The Sweetpea Vase is not a rare piece; however, it is not one of the most common ones either. It was produced at the Fostoria Glass Factory from around 1935 – 1958. The form and shape of this lovely vase is just perfect for making a floral arrangement with delicate and fragrant Sweet Peas.