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Meeting Highlights & Program

 

January 2014

 

John and Dovie shared pieces from their amazing Fostoria Azure Baroque collection.  The Baroque blank is #2496 in Fostoria’s catalog, decorated with fleurs-de-lis on panels.  Because of her love for music, Dovie especially likes the nod to the Baroque period in music (1600-1750).  Baroque was created in the summer of 1936 and was on the market in the summer of 1937.  Fostoria offered the pattern in Crystal, Azure, and Topaz, though the latter two colors were made only from 1937 to 1943.  The blank was used for many etches during its production period. 

Dovie and John enjoy using the Azure but it scratches easily so they handle it with care and so not serve steaks!  They also noted that the color can be inconsistent; some pieces have a bit more yellow to them, but it is not that noticeable unless they are displayed next to pieces that are truer azure.  They also collect Topaz, but do not have as much yet.  Lancaster took over Fostoria molds when Fostoria closed.

 

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Show & Tell

Club members brought the following treasures for Show and Tell!  Here are some highlights from this meeting.  Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.

 

 

1. Fostoria crystal #6017 Sceptre water goblet with custom cutting by Charles Myers, who worked for Fostoria as a glass cutter for many years
2. Fostoria opalescent white Heirloom epergne
3. O’Hara Glass Company clear Chandelier footed cake stand, circa 1890s

4.

On the left is a Fenton turquoise tall flared vase with crystal crest
On the right is an Imperial ruby carnival #474-1 vase

5.

Bryce Higbee clear Palm Leaf 4 ˝” child's footed cake stand, circa 1901
6.

On the left is a Viking frosted pink bird with tail in air (part of Epic line)

In the rear is a Viking dark blue sad dog

On the right is a Viking frosted clear bird with tail in air (part of Epic line)

In the front is a Viking ruby seal