More elegant than the now-familiar Depression Glass patterns, this fine quality creamer and sugar bowl in the Lafayette pattern was made by Fostoria Glass in their breathtaking and mysterious Wisteria color. Lafayette, #2440, is an elegantly simple blank featuring footed pieces with gently scalloped edges atop a pretty vertical optic. The loving cup shape of this sugar bowl with its scrolled handles is especially sweet, and the creamer’s single handle echoes the scrolled shape.
The Wisteria color was made only during the 1930s and is beloved for its unique color-changing properties. Indoor lighting causes a more purple color, while sunlight changes the color to blue. The photos were taken in different lighting to demonstrate the color variation, but there is very little sunlight in Michigan right now which makes it a challenge to photograph the blue color!
This lovely glass sugar bowl measures 3-3/8 inches in diameter and 5-inches across the handles. It is 3-1/2 inches deep and stands on a 2-inch diameter foot. The matching creamer is 3-1/4 inches in diameter and 4-3/4 inches across the handle and pouring lip. It is 3-3/4 inches deep and stands on a 2-inch diameter foot.
Lafayette was made in Wisteria from 1931 to 1938 and is exceedingly difficult to find today. There is no mark.
There may be minor surface scratches from normal use, but other than the expected flaws characteristic of Depression Era Glass, such as bubbles or other irregularities, there is no damage.
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Fostoria Glass Wisteria Lafayette #2440 Open Sugar Bowl and Creamer