This set of 6 petite etched glass saucer plates was made by Fostoria. They are part of their blown ware line and this particular etch was introduced in 1910. It is called a 'deep plate etching', #215, and was made until 1927. It resembles the Greek Key style and would be a perfect match for Etruscan or Grecian in the silverware department. This set is unusual as the etching has been gold encrusted and each plate has been signed "J.D.A.". I am not sure if this was an after market addition or if it was done by Fostoria. Each plate has a ground rim on the bottom.
The plates are small, measuring 4-3/4" wide with a 1-5/8" wide depression in the center.
This type of ware is shown in the book "FOSTORIA Its First Fifty Years" by Hazel Marie Weatherman and plates are shown being used under custard cups, iced tea glasses and finger bowls. I don't know what these plates were actually made to be but they could even be used as little side dishes. They have a ground bottom rim. This etching is not seen very often!
NOTE: The tiny specks you see in the photos are just lint from having been freshly washed and dried.
Excellent condition! The plates have some light tiny utensil marks, mostly in the center area, not seen at all unless held up to the light. One plate has a tiny nip on the top outer rim, extremely minor. Two plates have a couple minor nips on the ground bottom rim. The plates are clean and clear with no cloudiness. The gold etch is in beautiful condition.
Item ID: 120305
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