I was thinking this evening about what are my favorite pieces and this is definitely in the running. This is stunning and the photo does not come close to showing how the deep green glass shows off the fan and scroll etch or how the three footed triangle shape is perfect.
Fostoria etched Versailles on green, blue, pink and amber. I have all three colors listed – Versailles is one of the patterns we specialize in – and vacillate between the green and the blue as my favorite. Green? Blue?? Both? I don’t care for the pink as much.
Fostoria made Versailles from 1928 to 1936, so through the first half of the difficult depression period. They used the Fairfax blank for stemware which has clear crystal foot and stem and colored bowl. The stemware is choice. I have a few piece – it sells quickly although it’s rather pricey.
If you want to own a spectacular centerpiece you could try this bowl with two of the matching candles. You don’t need the candles to have a beautiful display although they look superb flanking the bowl as a console set. Fostoria made several shapes of candles in Versailles and the green ones we have look like miniature bowls with three tab feet. They match the bowl and the group together is a sight to see!