These stunning amber elegant glass dinner plates of the Depression Era are Vesper by Fostoria. In the color of rich caramel, the pretty Vesper etch encircles the rim of the plate with a 1/2 inch wide textured band that is divided at each quarter with a floral cartouche. Each cartouche has three 5-petaled flowers, the center one larger than the other two. Scrolls dance and trail around each floral section and intersect the band at two places between each cartouche.
These Vesper dinner plates each measure 10-5/8 inches in diameter and are becoming quite hard to find. Gene Florence's Elegant Glassware of the Depression Era, Eleventh Edition, 2005, lists them at a much higher price, so this is a great time for lovers of Depression Glass to pick up some unusual pieces at an affordable price.
Made by Fostoria from 1926 to 1934, there are some significant surface scratches, but no chips or cracks.