Elegant Glassware Identification and Price Guide

Don't Overspend for Collectible Glass

Illustration of glassware

Illustration: The Spruce / Alex Dos Diaz

This guide will help you identify and value your elegant glassware, including patterns made by Fostoria, Heisey, Cambridge, Duncan and Miller, Tiffin and others. Elegant glassware is higher in quality than Depression glass, although it was made in some of the same colors such as pink, green, and yellow along with a proliferation of clear patterns. 

Note: For the most up to date information on elegant glass selling prices, be sure to check a number of online selling venues such as Ruby Lane, Etsy, and do completed item searches on eBay.

Cambridge Chantilly Sherbet or Champagne Stem

Stem described as a tall sherbet or champagne glass made by Cambridge with Chantilly pattern etching.

Selling price: $10 per item (eBay 7/19)

Cambridge Chantilly Stem. - Photo by Jay B. Siegel

Cambridge Portia Stemware Champagne or Wine Stem

Stem described as a tall sherbet or champagne glass made by Cambridge with Portia pattern etching.

Selling price: $16–20 (eBay 7/19)

Cambridge Portia Stem
-Pamela Wiggins

Duncan and Miller First Love Plate 8 3/4"

This is a Duncan and Miller plate with First Love etching on a Canterbury blank.

Selling price: $18 (Replacements.com, 7/19)

Duncan and Miller First Love Plate
- Pamela Wiggins

Fostoria American Clear Quarter Pound Butter Dish

Fostoria American is one of the most prolific elegant glass patterns. Lookalikes were made, however, so it is wise to do further research if you have a similar piece.

Selling price: $9–$25 for 7-inch butter dish (eBay 7/19)

Fostoria American Clear Butter Dish
-Pamela Wiggins

Fostoria American Cracker Jar with Lid

Fostoria American is one of the most prolific elegant glass patterns. Lookalikes were made, however, so it is wise to do further research if you have a similar piece.

Selling price: $100–$500 (eBay 7/19)

Fostoria American Cracker Jar with Lid
-Pamela Wiggins

Fostoria American Footed Oyster Cocktail Stem

This piece is referenced as a sherbet dish in Fostoria catalog reprints but often sold by dealers by a more romanticized name: oyster cocktail.

Selling price: $3–$6 per item; sold in sets of four or six (eBay 7/19)

Fostoria American Footed Goblet/Cocktail Glass 4"
- Pamela Wiggins

Fostoria American Footed Iced Tea Tumblers

Fostoria American is one of the most prolific elegant glass patterns. Lookalikes were made, however, so it is wise to do further research if you have a similar piece. This is particularly true with the American iced tea glasses as examples made by other companies look very similar.

Selling price: $25–$50 for a set of nine (eBay 7/19)

Fostoria American Footed Iced Tea Tumblers
-Pamela Wiggins

Fostoria American Wine Glass with Hex Foot

Fostoria American is one of the most prolific elegant glass patterns. Lookalikes were made, however, so it is wise to do further research if you have a similar piece. This is particularly true with the American drinkware as examples made by other companies look very similar.

Selling price: $5-8 (eBay 7/19)

Fostoria American Wine Glass with Hex Foot
-Pamela Wiggins

Fostoria Colony Candleholder

See following slide for pricing on a pair of Fostoria Colony Candleholders.

Selling price: $20 per pair eBay 7/19)

Fostoria Colony Candleholder. - Jay B. Siegel

Fostoria Colony Sherbet Dish

Values for Fostoria Colony pieces vary widely so it is important to research each item individually.

Value: $13–18 for set of four (eBay 7/19)

Fostoria Colony Sherbet Dish
-Pamela Wiggins

Fostoria June Water Goblet 8 1/4" in Pink

This is the Fostoria #5098 blank with June etching.

Selling price: $45–$50 for set of four (eBay 7/19)

Fostoria June Water Goblet 8 1/4"
-Pamela Wiggins

Heisey Military Cap

This Heisey piece is sometimes referred to as a "McArthur" hat by dealers and collectors.

Selling price: $4–$12 (eBay 7/19)

Heisey Military Cap
Photo by Edward L. McDonald

Heisey Lariat Double Candlestick

Prices on Heisey Lariet pieces vary widely so it is important to research each piece individually.

Value: $15 per pair (eBay, 7/19)

Heisey Lariat Double Candlestick
- Pamela Wiggins

Heisey Lariat Low Candy or Caramel Dish

Prices on Heisey Lariet pieces vary widely so it is important to research each piece individually.

Value: $30–$50 (eBay and Etsy)

Heisey Lariat Low Candy or Caramel Dish
- Pamela Wiggins