Posted 3 years ago
This Fostoria Heirloom glass bowl is 10" across and 6.25" high. It is an extremely rare piece, probably from a limited, experimental run. Only three pieces, all the same color, are documented and one of those was later broken.
I went for a walk today thinking I wouldn't get in too much trouble and bought four pieces of glass that probably weighed about 20 lbs total and had to lug it home about a mile uphill. Sigh. This felt like Viking to me, but I just couldn't find an image of anything like it and could only gaze longingly at my Dean Six book on Viking glass which was out reach in my storeroom. The bottom is beveled around the rim. It has several large straw marks. It had been at a local thrift shop for about a year coming down from $39 to $29 and I made a $20 offer and got it. There is a bit of clear/opalescent glass around the rim of the bowl, which also made me think it is Viking. I haven't weighed it, but guess it is in the 4-6 pound range. The first image is the true color. I had to light it up to get some details. The light shining through the bowl makes some nice patterns on the table top.
A big THANK YOU! to LeighSusan for solving this mystery! You made my day!