Fostoria Glass Company made a wide variety of vases in the American pattern. All of their vases, in my opinion, are quite beautiful – from the small to the large variety. Each one, no matter the shape, is substantial in weight and durability. Any flower or bouquet lucky enough to rest in one of these vessels will feel like Cinderella for one night. The vases are that beautiful, especially when cleaned and cared for.
The “Vase” came in four different sizes – 6″, 8″, 10″ or a 12″. The one pictured in this post is the 8″ size. The 6″ Vase (also known as the Tall Celery) has a slightly smaller base, by about ¼”. The base of the 8″ Vase is approximately 4″ in diameter. According to the Fostoria catalogs, the top diameter measurement of the 8″ Vase is 3½”. However, when I measured my personal collection, I found the 8″ Vase to have a slightly smaller opening than the 6″ Vase, by about 1/8″. Herein lays the beauty of it all – since the pieces were lovingly handmade, all measurements are approximate and each piece could vary slightly.
The Fostoria American Vase – 8 Inch – also was a pioneering piece of the initial 1915 catalog debut of the American pattern. Some people also refer to these vases as “Straight Vases”, based on their shape. This would be an easy way to differentiate them from the other vases; however, that is not their official Fostoria name.
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