This is one of my favorite pieces. I love the beautiful etch that looks like a milkweed puff or fireworks. This is Fostoria's Lido etch, one of their 1940s patterns (1937 to 1954) so they used the Baroque and Sceptre blanks. The big salad or console bowl is Baroque and you can see the fleur de lis on the sides. Fostoria made a few pieces of azure blue Lido which are extraordinarily beautiful pieces of American glassware. The crystal is stunning and the etch is graceful, all over puffs. The next piece is the water goblet. You can see why this is called the Sceptre blank - look at the tiers of points just under the bowl. For some reason this pattern is not as well known as the contemporaneous Chintz or Navarre etched glass. If you like this it is still quite reasonably priced for mid-century Fostoria, with the water goblet running about $15-30. I expect that this design, like others made around this same time, will become more collected as the people who bought this originally as young brides begin to downsize and pass on their cherished glass to their families. This is a gorgeous pattern and one I hope you enjoy.
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