This is the 5 oz. Footed Tumbler, found in the Fostoria American pattern. Many people classify this as an American pattern Goblet; however, that is actually incorrect. Fostoria made both Goblets and Tumblers, in addition to a wide variety of other stemware. While this Tumbler’s overall design is very similar to a Goblet, the difference can be found in the actual stem. Tumblers do not have the longer stems that you see on the Goblets, or they have no stem at all.
One of the things I like best about the clear crystal pieces is their versatility. For example, this 5 oz. Footed Tumbler looks great on any table setting, no matter the color. The American pattern, in the clear crystal, can highlight your table’s color – either in the reflection of the cube design itself, or by the color of your preferred beverage. One does not need to go out and buy colored stemware for your table. This can get expensive, especially if you use different colored tablescapes throughout the year. Clear crystal stemware handles that task with ease … while looking beautiful in the process (as seen here). I simply chose an autumn-inspired drink to go with the colors of this Fall Tablescape, and the beverage makes an absolutely stunning presentation.
Fostoria produced an abundance of drinkware in the American pattern. American Whitehall also made Tumblers that look very similar to the Fostoria pieces. This can be confusing to a new collector. Many people falsely advertise American Whitehall dishes as Fostoria products, so please be careful when purchasing or bidding.
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