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What are Fostoria patterns?

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Fostoria patterns are themed, etched, blown and hand-molded tableware and glassware pieces that were produced by the Fostoria Glass Company between 1887 and 1986. The patterns are all part of a series. The company's most famous glassware series is the "American" series.

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Other notable Fostoria pattern series include the "Artichoke," "Diamond," "Victoria," and "Cascade" series. The company also manufactured etched, blown and hand-molded paperweights, vases, toothpick holders, inkwells, candelabras and candlesticks. While most Fostoria patterns are clear-colored, the company did release some of its collections in colors like green, blue, amber, rose, gold, amethyst, pink, topaz, red, ebony and orange.

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