June Etched Beautiful Crystal from Fostoria Glass at Catladykate's Glass Fostoria Glassí beautiful June etch is one of the top patterns for collectors. Its romantic design of flowers, swags, ribbons and bows gives it a bountiful, joyous feeling that is irresistible!
News-Antique.com - Apr 19,2009 - Fostoria Glassí June etching spreads a lush bouquet of flowers tied with ribbons across the rims and sides of the elegant glass. It is a wonderful design that appealed to brides for many years and has remained one of the most collected elegant patterns. Fostoria made a full line of June, including dinnerware, stemware and accessories but many customers purchased only the stems and left the other pieces on the shelf.
Fostoria made June during the heyday of colored elegant etched glass, from 1929 to 1936. You will find goblets etched with June primarily on the Fairfax stemware blank. Fairfax has a very nice, simple design with a facetted knob at the top of the stem above the hexagonal shaped vertical section. The bowl is cupped and the foot is round. Fairfax is beautiful by itself but comes to life etched with the romantic designs of the depression era. The simple elegant beauty shows off the gorgeous designs.
You will find June in a luscious azure blue, pink and topaz yellow glass plus crystal. The blue and pink are the most expensive and sought after with topaz a little less expensive and slightly more available. The blue is interesting when you consider that Fostoria made June during the same time period they produced Royal and Vesper which come in an intense mid blue, not the lighter azure shade of June. I think one reason azure June is so very attractive is the color is lighter, very appealing and easier to use with a variety of dinnerware.
We show the crystal cocktail stem in the composite photo so you can see the design plus the Fairfax blank. Isnít June lovely in crystal and clear glass is always in fashion. The candleholder in the photo is topaz yellow with the etching on the rounded base. These scroll candleholders are among my favorites and are pure art deco. Fostoriaís topaz is a clear primrose yellow, not harsh and not as lemon as say Hazel Atlasís yellow Florentine depression glass is. The yellow is the gem of the group, relatively available, a little less expensive, and very very nice. The color in the photograph is slightly off and looks a little darker than it is in person. The two-handled piece shown is the bon bon and shows off the wonderful azure blue.
If you decide to collect June youíll want to be careful with a similar pattern, Romance, also by Fostoria. If you stick to the colored June you wonít have a problem because Romance came in crystal only. Romance was made later, from 1942 to 1971, and was etched on different shapes. A simple way to tell them apart is June has a second ribbon band twined through the flower bouquets in a U shape. Otherwise the patterns are almost identical.
When you shop for June youíll want to be aware of the usual sorts of damage, but June does not seem any more susceptible than any other elegant pattern. The Fairfax blank