Crystal & Glass

FOSTORIA Bowl, Handled Bowl, Nappy Bowl, Mid Century Glass, American Glass, Serving Bowl, Fostoria American, Made in USA, Square Serve Bowl


  • Details
    This is a sparklingly beautiful small prismed glass square nappy bowl with a curled handle. Back in the day at dinner in a fine home with a butler guests would have experienced the butler going to each person at table with the offer of a rolled dampened cloth from the nappy dish to use for wiping your fingers. Once cloths were used to wipe fingers they would have been collected by the butler back into the nappy bowl to be taken to the laundry. However, this would have been an essentially out of date practice by the time this bowl was manufactured, so it would most likely have been used to serve some sauce or small garnish accompanying a meal.

    This nappy was manufactured in the mid 20th century American (sometimes called Americana) pattern by the Fostoria Glass Co. in West Virginia. Fostoria American with its all-over prismed surface is probably the most popular and beloved of mid 20th century glass patterns. Because it is as heavy and practical as it is sparkling and beautiful it is still widely collected and commonly used for formal and informal special occasions and every day uses. This dish is an especially attractive and handy way to serve garnishes and food enhancements such as olives, pickles, lemon wedges, or the like.

    4 1/2"square bowl x 5 1/4" from end of bowl to end of handle x 2"h Except for a few spots rough to the touch at the low points in the zig zag edge this piece is in fine condition. The price however has been kept low to compensate for these small flaws. It makes a great opportunity to own a sparklingly beautiful piece of Americana glass history.
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