Fostoria Louise Pattern
Production of Fostoria's pattern No. 1121, Louise, was announced in the December 26, 1901, issue of Crockey and Glass Journal. It was made from 1902 to 1907 in crystal and crystal with gold decoration. It is also known as Starred Jewel and Sunk Jewel. The pattern consists of downward pointed jewels which are plain except for a rayed star impressed near the top of jewel. The butter dish in the Louise pattern was made in two sizes. The 1121 butter that was part of the table set was larger than the other one which is number 1121 1/2.
Compotes in the pattern were also produced in later years. A 9-inch footed compote was made in ruby and crystal as part of Fostoria's Centennial II Collection. It was numberd 1121/219. Ruby was made from 1970 to 1973 and the crystal was made from 1973 to 1974. Footed compotes were made in milk glass from 1957 to 1965. No. 1121/388 is 6 3/4-inches in diameter and No. 1121/389 is 5 3/4-inches in diameter. The 1121/389 compote was also part of Fostoria's Garden Center collection. It was made in silver mist milk glass from 1960 to 1964 and in amber silver mist from 1960 to 1963.