Fostoria also manufactured this oblong divided dish, in the Chintz pattern. In production from 1940-1973, this pattern includes roses with thorned stems and muli-leaved fern-like fronds. On eBay this piece might fetch $20.
Fostoria produced one of the longest running glass patterns ever: American. This dimensional cube pattern was produced in such abundance and in so many forms, that it is still widely available at garage sales, flea markets, estate sales, auctions, and antique shops.
Beware of reproductions made of inferior, hazy glass. True American pieces almost glow they are so heavy and glossy. One common repro is a tall pitcher, which stands about 12″. Most American is crystal -colored, but a few of the 100 different pieces were made of colored glass.
The Cambridge Glass Company, founded in Cambridge, Ohio in 1901, produced this lovely bon bon in the Wildflower pattern. Currently, it could be purchased on eBay for about $30.
Comprised of large dogwood and poinsettia-type flowers, this pattern was produced in the 1940s and 50s.
Major A. H. Heissey founded the Heissey Glass Company in Newark, Ohio in 1893. It remained in business until 1958, when the Imperial Glass Company purchased it. This medium-sized bowl is in the Heissey Colonial pattern. The blueish cast comes from the lighting, not the glass.
The photographs do not quite do justice to the beauty of the glass.
This piece would bring about $25-30 on eBay.
Heissey pieces manufactured prior to 1958 are usually marked with an H in a diamond, as this piece is.
Though the market for elegant glass is not strong, its quality and elegance speak for themselves. It is likely just a matter of time before the market picks up again. Now may in fact be the time to make some purchases, or perhaps you already own a few pieces–hang on for a bit longer. Twenty years ago I couldn’t give away a piece of milk glass, today a market for it seems to be developing.
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