Swung Vases are fascinating, as they were literally swung into shape from various sizes of straight vases. Heights range from 9″ all the way to 23″-26″. The Swung Vase pictured here is the 20″ size. Vases vary in height by as much as 2-3 inches. The height variation applies to all sizes, with the biggest variation found in the tallest Swung Vase.
The American pattern was introduced in 1915 (the Catalog Supplement can be purchased here.) It was at this time that three Swung Vases made their debut. They were only made for about a decade, so they are a precious find. The three sizes are:
- 15″ Swung Vase (height varies from 14-16 inches)
- 20″ Swung Vase (height varies from 18-20 inches)
- 25″ Swung Vase (height varies from 23-26 inches)
Later, around 1937, a smaller 9″-12″ Swung Vase was introduced. By this time, the previous taller-sized Swung Vases were no longer being produced. The smaller Swung Vase is also a rare find; however, they are easier to locate. Prices and rarity rankings increase in correlation to the height and size of the vase. In other words, the smaller 9″-12″ Swung Vase is less expensive and easier to locate than the rarest and most expensive of them all – the 25″ Swung Vase.
Even though the Swung Vases are tall and narrow, they do have a substantial base on which to sit. This is very important, because truth be told … these vases could topple over much easier than other American vases. Even so, this is one piece in the Fostoria American line that is exquisite to behold. The Swung Vases are absolutely stunning.
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