The Whitehall collection of dishes are great to use every day, and are very durable. Over the years, especially when doing my photo comparisons and research for Fostoria American, I started to become very fond of the Whitehall pattern. While they didn’t measure up to the high quality and craftsmanship of Fostoria glass, they certainly made up for it with a hugely popular production run and a wide assortment of colors to choose from.
Their items not only came in Crystal, but were also produced in Olive, Gold, Riviera Blue, Ruby, Evergreen, Blue, Teal, Cobalt, Peach, and more! The pattern is no longer produced; however, they were (and still are) wonderful pieces to own and care for. If you would like to learn more about the individual pieces made, and some of the colors they came in, please visit this page.
When Lancaster Colony Corporation purchased the Fostoria Glass Company in the mid-1980’s, Indiana Glass (a subsidiary of Lancaster Colony) merged quite a few of their newly acquired Fostoria American moulds into their already existing Whitehall pattern. Hence, they changed the pattern’s name from Whitehall to “American Whitehall”. It was, and still is to this day, a somewhat confusing topic of conversation.
Many people are confused by the Fostoria American pattern and the Whitehall patterns. The Fostoria American pattern came first, and then decades later the Whitehall pattern was born. The Whitehall patterns were not made by the Fostoria Glass Company, and are often considered a “Look Alike” of the American pattern. It is easy to understand the confusion, since several pieces look remarkably similar to the Fostoria American pattern. There is; however, a definite difference in quality, clarity of glass, smoothness, and craftsmanship between the two patterns.
If you are interested in learning more about current availability and pricing of the many items in the Whitehall and/or American Whitehall pattern, please click the following sponsored link for available Whitehall items on eBay.