Elegant Fostoria Ruby Red Coin Glass 8" Bud Vase 1967 - 1982
Exceptionally nice bud vase, 8" tall and hand made by one of the most popular elegant glass makers of all time. Ruby Red coin glass with frosted coins in great shape. No chips, dings, stains, cracks, or scratches. My first two pictures make the glass look hazy but it is not. The haziness must be some sort of glare or reflection. The glass is bright and shiny, just as it should be.
Fostoria developed their coin glass in 1959 decorating the frosted eagle coins with an 1887 date which commemorates the founding date of the Fostoria Company. My vase's eagle coin is dated 1886, which in researching I came across information that Fostoria made coin glass for the Avon Company with coins bearing an 1886 date, the founding date of the Avon Company. This one might have been made for the Avon Company as it bears the 1886 date just above the Eagle's head on the eagle coin. I decided to research a little more. I found information on the internet that indicated Fostoria salesmen sold Coin glass to gift shops with both or either dates on them. So at this point I do not know whether this brilliant ruby red vase originally came from Avon or was perhaps a gift shop item. But, one thing I'm sure of, it was made by Fostoria.
Nice collectible, clean and ready to go. Don't let this get away.
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