And…now Ms. Washington…acquired during our recent trip to….D.C.
Original post of August 29, 2012
While we were in the U.S. in July I saw quite a number of these goblets. I had never seen them before. They are marked <Avon>. Very heavy glass in a deep blue. Avon has definitely expanded its catalogue since I was a girl!
This is what I have discovered, according to the online article – The History of Fostoria Coin Glass by Noreen Braman, eHow Contributor:
“During the 1970s and 1980s, Fostoria and Avon joined forces and took advantage of the popularity of both Avon and Fostoria collectible pieces. Fostoria produced numerous items exclusively for Avon, including a line of Christmas ornaments, soap dishes, candleholders, goblets and other stemware. In 1997, they produced several Coin Glass items for Avon’s anniversary, including a bowl and footed compote. Other items, such as a set of goblets and a pitcher featuring George and Martha Washington, also had medallion-type decorations that were reminiscent Coin Glass.”