The AEAA is extremely proud to present this next Vaseline glass item, from the large & diverse collection of Mr. Loren “Butch” Morse of Yukon, Oklahoma. Our fantastic vintage vase represents one of the approximately (32) wonderful blown vintage pieces in the famed Fostoria Heirloom line, constituting this UNBELIEVABLE & ULTRA RARE #1002/834, 24 inch swung funeral vase. As Rare as these are, this example is the largest we have ever seen, and is likely the LARGEST #1002/834 FOR SALE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, standing an INCREDIBLE 26.5 INCHES TALL!! Normally the tall swung vases are found with perhaps a .75 inch + - disparody = 23.25 to a top of 24.75 inches. 26.5 INCHES TALL IS UNHEARD OF. None of our collectors nor dealers have ever seen as large a virtually MINT form such as this. Our vase features the classic rounded crown base, weighs a whopping 4# 5 oz. and measures a mind-blowing 4 x 5.5 x 26.5 inches tall. No photograph can possibly do our Fostoria Heirloom Funeral vase justice! Though only produced from 1959-1962, the Yellow Opalescent was finished in a great many shapes, and is the most valuable of any of the Fostoria Heirloom colors. This one of a kind 1002/834 vase sketch can be found on Page #267 of Fostoria Tableware The Crystal For America 1944 – 1986, AND priced in The Fostoria Value Guide Page #83, listed FROM $600 TO THE MARKET in 2003. Both fine references are by Ms. Milbra Long & Ms. Emily Seate. THE CURRENT VALUE FOR THIS 1 IN A MILLION SWUNG VASDE IS CONSIDERED TO BE BETWEEN $1,000 AND THAT WHICH THE MARKET WILL BEAR! xxxxxxxxxxxxx. Fostoria was the second company to introduce Vaseline glass back into the American way of life, shortly following the Fenton Art Glass Co. in 1959. Although the free-form style of the Heirloom line items was produced from 1959 / 1960 to 1970, by far the most desirable are the Fostoria Uranium formulas, produced from 1959 to the autumn of 1962. To this day, the grace & beauty of Yellow Opalescent Fostoria glass stands at the head of the table, and no Vaseline collection is complete without at least 2 or 3 unique examples. HISTORY: The Fostoria Glass Company began operations in Fostoria, Ohio, on December 15, 1887. The town was chosen because abundant natural gas was available at a very low cost. Unfortunately, due to the influx of industry into the surrounding area, the natural gas field quickly began to peter out. Consequently, in 1891, Fostoria moved to Moundsville, West Virginia, where there was an abundance of gas and coal, and all other needed materials were in close proximity. Until approximately 1900, Fostoria made pressed or formed glass. Market demands changed, and by ~ 1908, Fostoria was actively pursuing the U.S. blown glass market. By ca. 1950, Fostoria was the largest maker of handmade glassware in the United States, employing nearly 1000 people, with production peaking in 1950-1951 when Fostoria finished between 8,000,000 & 9,000,000 pieces of glass. Fostoria again moved to the fore in 1959, with its introduction of the Heirloom Line, the blown, ribbed, formed, & stretched Opalescent family which continues a successful run until 1970. Heirloom is found in the colors persimmon orange, sunny yellow, pink, Fostorias own medium green and a classic French Opalescent white. The fabled American pattern, originally from 1915, is still being produced by the Lancaster Colony, who bought Fostoria in 1983, making it the longest running pattern in the history of glass making. xxxxxxxxxxxxx. Mr. Morse was a loving family man, and also a well-known and respected member of the Vaseline Glass collecting community. His untimely passing a year ago was a blow to everyone, and we have very humbly accepted the commission to place his treasures in good homes. The Morse family gratefully appreciates your participation in this Estate sale, and wishes you all safe & prosperous Holiday Season.