The Fostoria Glass Company produced several Torte Plates – all in various sizes. Unlike the Oval Torte Plates, the regular Torte Plates have a round or circular shape. The one pictured in this post is the smallest Torte Plate, which is 14″ in circumference. Four Torte Plates with different sizes were produced – 14″, 18″, 20″, and 24″ (the largest is considered more rare).
In general, dimensions on Torte Plates vary – no matter what size you might have. That is true for any handmade item; however, it is especially true on the Torte Plates. Therefore, the best way to judge the size of any Torte Plate is to take two measurements – that of the total plate circumference, and then the measurement of the diameter of the foot. The 14″ Torte Plate has a foot diameter of approximately 4¾” (could be slightly smaller or larger, but not by much).
While the 14″ Torte Plates were produced by Fostoria Glass from 1933-1983, once the factory closed in 1986, they were then produced by Dalzell Viking Glass. Dalzell Viking offered the plates in an assortment of colors – Ruby, Cranberry, Grey/Blue and Plum. The colored pieces are a rarer find, due to demand and limited production.
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