Fostoria is one of the best known and admired names in American glassware. Probably more brides and homemakers in America have received gifts of and purchased glassware made at the Fostoria factory, in Moundsville, West Virginia, than any other glass company. During its century of operation, the range of style, form, decoration, color, and manufacturing technique was tremendous; only the fine quality remained constant. From 1915 until the factory closed in 1986, one pattern--American No. 2056--has remained a favorite, if not the most popular pattern sought after by glass collectors. This revised and expanded 3rd edition presents the hundreds of individual items in this amazing line, in more than 400 color photographs supplemented by black and white illustrations, with detailed captions, a revised up-to-date value guide, quick reference section, and an index. It is sure to fascinate and inform both the advanced and beginning collector, and no dealer should be without it.
Leslie Pina, Ph.D., is a professor at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and has written and co-authored numerous books on glass, including Fostoria: Serving the American Table 1887-1986, Depression Era Art Deco Glass, and Depression Era Stems & Tableware by Tiffin.