One Fostoria pattern that is consistently overlooked and under appreciated is Coronet. You can see it’s an entrancing pattern because the super simple three wavy lines, elegant turned out feet and graceful shapes. Yet is is one of the less well known designs, both as the undecorated blank and with cut and etched adornments.
Fostoria made Coronet from 1938 to 1959, a long time in glass terms. Fostoria overlapped Baroque and the heavy colonial-styled Raleigh glassware production with Coronet. All three patterns had strong pattern motifs. Besides the three wavy lines that are Coronet signatures handles look like curled up ram’s horns. You cannot miss a Coronet creamer or candle holder with that curl.
One reason Coronet isn’t so well known is Fostoria didn’t use it for many etches or cuttings. (Compare this to Baroque which had many very popular etched patterns.) You will find Willowmere rose etch and Cynthia floral spray cuttings on Coronet; these are among the best known patterns yet neither is as popular as Navarre or Chintz.
Personally I don’t know which is my favorite, Baroque or Coronet. They are both beautiful.
Which do you like better? Leave a comment and tell us.
Shopping Information: We carry Coronet both plain and etched in our stores Cat Lady Kate’s Elegant and Depression Glass and Vintage Elegant Depression Glass. It’s like antiquing with your best friend.