Avon Fostoria

What is Fostoria?

Fostoria is the name of a company that began creating glass products in the late 19th century in Fostoria, Ohio.  The company soon moved its operations to West Virginia, but kept the Fostoria name.

Why is Fostoria Glassware Collectible?

Fostoria produced glassware is considered to be more valuable because of its higher quality. 

Even where another company may have created products from the same pattern, as happened with many products produced during the Great Depression and before more recent technology, Fostoria has been considered to have higher quality.

Higher quality means better looking glassware and it means more valuable glassware for collectors.

Over the years Fostoria has developed a name that is well recognized amongst collectors.

George and Martha Washington Goblets – Cobalt Blue

Avon Fostoria George and Martha Washington Goblets

One of the more popular Avon Fostoria pieces are these blue “George and Martha Washington” goblets.

They are about 8 inches tall with a 3 and 1/4 inch opening. They are a bright cobalt blue.

Here is a closeup of the George Washington goblet:

Fostoria George Washington Goblet

This is what the Martha Washington goblet looks like in more detail:

Martha Washington Goblet

Brand new goblets can be hard to find. New items have a Fostoria sticker on them. Here is a sample picture of a new George Washington goblet with the sticker on its base:

Avon Fostoria George Washington Goblet Sticker

Even rarer is to find an original box these items come in. This is what the box looks like:

Avon Fostoria George and Martha Washington Box

Mount Vernon Creamer or Small Pitcher

Avon Fostoria Mount Vernon Creamer

The Avon Fostoria “Mount Vernon” Creamer, also known by some as the Small Pitcher, is a bright cobalt blue and is about 5 and 1/2 inches tall. It is about 4 -1/2 inches across the opening from handle to spout to handle, and 3-1/4 inches across the opening front to back.

Here is a picture showing a closeup of the detailed embossed “Mount Vernon” depiction on the side of the creamer:

Mount Vernon Creamer

We believe this was made in 1976. Around the bottom of the creamer is a diamond pattern, but the most distinctive feature identifying this piece is the frosted scene of Mount Vernon.

Although this page has started by showing a couple of the stunning cobalt blue Fostoria pieces, not all Avon Fostoria pieces are this color. Most are clear glass. Such as this 1973 candle holder:

Avon Fostoria Candle Holder

Avon Fostoria Candle Holder 1973

In this picture the Avon Fostoria candle holder is shown with its original box. For collectors getting the original box an item came in is a real find. This candle holder is about four inches in height.

Avon Fostoria Candy Dish

Here is an old Avon Fostoria candy dish we are still working on getting a date on:

Avon Fostoria Candy Dish

First, be aware this is lead crystal and it is heavy. This round candy dish has an embossed leaf design.

The bottom of the dish has “AVON” embossed on it. The dish is about 5 and 3/4 inches in diameter and its opening and about 4 and 3/4 inches in diameter at its base. It is approximately 4 and 1/2 inches in height.



Fostoria American Blue Classic Glass Dish Set for Lot of 31 Pcs
$336.75



AVON AFOSTORIA AMERICAN BLUE DINNERWARE SET 24 PCS. 8 PLATES GOBLETS AND BOWLS
$100.00



1978 AVON 92nd Anniversary Fostoria Lead Crystal 8pc Plate Set & BONUS See Info
$99.99



Cobalt Blue Fostoria Glass set made Exclusivly for ‘mean one’ Mint condition
$80.00



PAIR of FOSTORIA HANDBLOWN CRYSTAL VASES for AVON
$89.99



FOSTORIA Moonstone Canary 5 Goblets VASELINE Glass Radium Uranium Wine Water
$74.95



New! Just listed. Check this out before others find it.

Fostoria lead crystal set 4 plates Presidents Club Prize Program 1978
$74.50



EXCLUSIVE “AVON” DESIGN PRODUCED BY FOSTORIA GOBLET
$30.03

Trivia: Avon first sold public stock in 1946.



Vintage Coin Glass Fostoria Round Crystal Bowl 91st Anniversary
$49.99

7 Responses to “Avon Fostoria”
  1. Alex Shlenski says:

    I have 5 George Washington blue goblets. I bought 2 in Jacksonville, FL about 5 years ago. Recently moved to Ellijay,GA and bought another 3 in different antique stores.

  2. pat sitton says:

    i have a large clear candy dish and a clear vase.
    can anyone tell me what they are worth. thank you

  3. frank bennett says:

    I HAVE A SET OF SAPPHIRE BLUE DISHES. COMES WITH 8 PLATES, 2 SERVING TRAYS,6 BOWLS ,4 CUPS THEY SAY MADE IN FRANCE, 6 SMALL DISHES AND 3 HUGE CANDLES. ASKING $ 200. IF INTERESTED IN IT GET BACK TO ME

  4. Donna Adkins says:

    I have 6 Martha Washington and 8 George Washington Goblets in original boxes, never used. Anyone interested? I also have the Mt. Vernon Pitcher and 4 Salt Shakers.
    Donna Adkins

  5. Steve Finnell says:

    I have a large amount of avon collectibles for sale right now on collect-a-bid.com
    Steve
    steve@collect-a-bid.com

  6. Priscilla Johnson says:

    I have 2 sets of the cobalt blue stemware with George and Martha Washington cameos and a small pitcher with Mt. Vernon on it. Is this a creamer and if it is is there a sugar container? Thanks for your help!
    Pris Johnson

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