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Offline vintagerose

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 06:02:51 AM »
Hi Vintagerose.

I think both Fostoria and Indiana glass made this type of glassware.  It's colloquially known as the ice-cube pattern.  The proper Fostoria name is 'American' pattern, and Indiana glass called it 'Whitehall'.

I think they were from the same moulds, perhaps someone else knows how to tell the difference.   :?:
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2006, 08:05:54 AM »
I'm with Max on the pattern identification - it's "American or "Cube" or "Whitehall" by Fostoria, Jeanette or Indiana. It's something that has had much study in the USA and the best answer I can give is to refer you to Toby Aulman's article that will tell you all about the history and the differences.

http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abu/y201/m05/abu0038/s06

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2006, 09:13:57 AM »
Thanks Glen, I'm pretty chuffed I got that right!  Funny how you learn things without trying sometimes - I did check on the Great Glass site though to make sure!  :lol:

I feel nostalgic now, I'm going to put my old moniker back.   :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2006, 09:49:22 AM »
Max..... :lol:  :lol:

Actually I mis-remembered, didn't I? Wasn't it "Max - I am not a man"?

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2006, 11:00:04 AM »
Ok I read the article it was very informative.  However I still do not know which one I have lol.  The Fostoria "flares out at the top" while whitehall does not.  Since it seems most everything I have is Indiana I'll go with that.  
I also had two other posts maybe you two can look into.  The milk glass compote,vase, that I now know is a punch bowl base.  Still need maker id, and the green compote I only received one reply and it was a best guess.  I am really interested in bowl.  Anyone that can help please.....

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2006, 01:47:20 PM »
I've bought & sold quite a bit of American Fostoria, and I've purchased enough Indiana Whitehall to say that I'm 99.9% sure your glasses are Indiana.  American pieces do have a more distict flare then yours.

As Toby pointed out in his article while Fostoria made some colors in their American line, a vast majority of this line was made in clear.  If it is color I usually think Indiana first.  

There is a big difference in the glass quality, and in person I can usually get it right based on that.  Also as Toby pointed out, if I'm in doubt on clear I use the blacklight test, Fostoria turns yellowish, Indiana doesn't.

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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2006, 07:43:43 PM »
Thank you for responding.  I looked up some Fostoria American and miine does not have the flare like those do.  I have to say I agree Indiana.
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