Last post we started a series about Fostoria Chintz. Chintz is one of Fostoria's transitional patterns, spanning 30 years from World War 2 to the early 1970s. It's still popular today, no surprise with the lovely twining vines and roses. Fostoria used their Greenbriar stem line for stemware - a full suite including cordial, water, wines, even the oyster cocktail - and Baroque for most dinnerware pieces. Fostoria Baroque is the pattern with scalloped rims and the fleur de lis molded around the rims. Crystal candle holders were always among the premier pieces for glass companies. Think of it; the crystal sparkles in the flickering candle light and the designers could be as fanciful as they chose. For Chintz, Fostoria used mostly the Baroque shapes, which have graceful sweeps and circular bases. This first candle holder is Baroque, the tall single shape. Baroque candle holders have the ridged wave that sweeps up in place of the fleur de lis molded shape. If you look carefully you can see this candle uses the waves in a fleur de lis shape, with smaller curves at the bottom, tall in the center. This next candle holder is one of the unique pieces of Chintz; it is etched on the Sonata blank. Fostoria developed Sonata to appeal to the mid-Century tastes for curves and smooth rounded shapes reminescent of Scandinavian glass. Those are two different candle holders! Oddly, Fostoria didn't use Sonata for any other pieces. Instead the console bowls, serving pieces, accessories and dinnerware were Baroque. Come back again for our last post in a couple days about Fostoria Chintz dinnerware.
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