- First full line of glass dinnerware, the Pioneer pattern in 1926
- Several full lines of dinnerware came after Pioneer and some earlier patterns like American were expanded to include dinner sets.
- Fostoria emphasized that families could use glass dinnerware with hot foods and cold.
- Color and lots of it! Fostoria produced a huge rainbow of colors.
- Etchings and lots of them. Fostoria made some of their most spectacular patterns during this era, including the rich brocades
Fostoria Tableware: 1924-1943 is an outstanding guide to Fostoria glass made from 1924 to 1943, the era when Fostoria set the mark for combining exquisite designs with good marketing. Fostoria weathered the Great Depression of the 1930s based on the patterns in this book. Milbra Long and Emily Seate are a mother/daughter team that are consummate experts in Fostoria glass. They wrote several Fostoria reference books, divided between stemware and tableware and also by date. I reviewed their stemware book in this blog post: