Auntique & Uncle Tony

Sellers of Antique Bookends, Vintage Glass, & Collectibles

 

Moundsville, West Virginia

1887-1986

 

One of the largest makers of handmade glass ware  in the United States,  The Fostoria Glass Company dates back to December 15, 1887 in Fostoria, Ohio.  Four years later they moved their pressed glass factory to Moundsville, West Virginia.  By 1925 the company expanded to five furnaces and a number of specialty shops.  Fostoria remained in Moundsville until closing nearly a century later in l986.

 

Fostoria is best known for high quality tableware and stemware including clear, colored, etched, gilded, lustered, and pressed items.  In 1915, the company began producing their American Pattern tableware --  probably the most popular pattern ever produced.  In 1924, they were the first glass manufacturer to start a national advertising campaign.  In addition to producing fine lamps and blown, etched and pressed glassware, Fostoria also produced a wide variety of fine glass animals and figurines.

 

In the years between World War I and World War II, Fostoria, along with other glass manufacturers (Heisey, Cambridge and New Martinsville) created a number of glass animals and bookends for the decorative accessories market, in response to the growing craze for glass animals.

 

 

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Fostoria Glass Company

Elephant Bookends

Circa 1940. Pair is in excellent condition.

Elephant Bookends by Fostoria Glass Co.

# 4407

SOLD

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Crystal Lyre bookend by Fostoria

# 4420

$65.

Crystal single bookend, circa 1943.

Lyre Bookend

“Mermaid”

Pair of Crystal figurine bookends, circa 1950—1958. Outstanding condition.

# 4422

SOLD

Seahorse by Fostoria Glass

“Seahorse”

Crystal figurine, circa 1950.

# 4423

SOLD

Mermaid figurines by Fostoria Glass

“St Francis”

“Seal”

Crystal figurine, circa 1957. Silver Mist, outstanding condition.

Bookends Circa 1936-1943

# 4425

# 4424

$450.

$165 / pr

Seal #2531 in Silver Mist by Fostoria Glass Co.Saint Francis figurine by Fostoria Glass