This cruet featuring the Fostoria Century pattern (Line 2630) is 4.75 inches tall without the stopper and is about 6 inches tall to the top of the stopper. From the handle to the front of the cruet is 4 inches. Although this is pressed crystal, there is a pontil mark on the cruet bottom.
Fostoria introduced the Century pattern in the at the end of World War II to jump start its department store sales. From its introduction in 1949 until Fostoria closed, the only line that was more popular was the American pattern. The Century blank was used for many of Fostoria's etches after 1950.
The Century blank has a design described as "flowing raindrops" by authors Coe & Coe. When I look at the pattern, I see a band of gentle waves around the bottom; the handle looks like a wave cresting and breaking to a smaller wave. The stopper is like a cresting wave which has not broken yet.
No matter what you see when you look at the pattern, this is a very nice cruet with exceptionally clear glass and a very simple, but elegant design. This cruet is in "like new" condition with no chips, cracks, scratches.
Add the matching 3 footed bowl for a minimal amount.
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