Barring the exception of a few very rare off-hand glass items made by them in the 1920s, a majority of Fenton pieces do not sport a pontil mark. We offer a wide variety of antique Fenton Art Glass for Sale. The members of these organizations include many glass experts and avid Fenton glass collectors. It has a slight translucence which is distinctive and striking. A 'pontil' mark is a rough depression left on glassware at the spot where the punty rod is attached during glass-making. Fenton Glass Company started in 1905, when brothers Frank and John Fenton set up shop in an old glass factory in Martins Ferry, Ohio.
It can be found on carnival glass pieces including vases, dishes, and decorative items that were made starting in 1970. It is actually as you might think. This Art Deco vase is a pattern we call Thumbprint as it has vertical rose of pressed ovals which remind one of thumbprints. The many different colors were the work of Jacob Rosenthal, a famous glass chemist who is known for developing chocolate and golden agate glass. The inside does have a stain in the bottom see third photo. It is the color jade which was an early jadite color which Fenton made in the 1920's and 30's. If you have one you are lucky, if do do not keep looking you may come across one.
In this Article: Fenton Art Glass Company has been in business for over 100 years, and they are the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the U. So the presence of one is a clear indicator of a fake. This Fenton marigold-colored bowl is in the smooth rays pattern and it has a scale band on the back. Together, they cited information from. This glass company was also known for its peach opalescent glass.
Pieces that sell on the lower end of the spectrum may show wear marks or may have a crack or chip. If you buy online before the purchase, make sure you ask about any signs of wear and tear. So, if the piece in question is made from some other glass-type, then most likely it is a fake. After the year 1970 especially, the company began marking its products with an oval, having 'Fenton' inscribed within it. This indicates that the piece is a second, or was found to have some defect while still at the factory. There was also a French opalescent tray that was available for additional cost.
The resulting swirly sheen that sometimes looks like an oil slick was much less expensive to produce when compared to other iridescent art glass popular at the time such as and. Remember that your shipping cost includes insurance and tracking as well as our usual fabulous packing. These include the text '75th' to mark their 75th anniversary 1980 , 'Fenton 80th' on their 80th anniversary products 1985 , and '90th' on the products made by the company on their 90th anniversary 1995. It was back in 1981 Fenton was commissioned by the Lincoln-Land Carnival Glass Club to make a limited edition run of 150 Lily of the Valley Bells in Peach Opalescent carnival as souvenirs for its convention that was being held that year. This limited edition color was made by Fenton in 1982 for Levay Glass Distributing Company. Take a look at some of the going prices for carnival glass pieces over the years. Both sets are equal when it comes to the outstanding iridescence and quality.
Their initial business model was to paint glass blanks supplied by other manufacturers, but when the brothers ran into supply snags, they decided to make their own, setting up a glassblowing facility in Williamstown, West Virginia. Only the red carnival ever was produced and there were less than 300 ever made. The older it is, the higher in cost. Apart from these, certain scripted markings were made by the company on some of their products to celebrate special occasions. The golden iris hue is more common that ice blue. Because of the limited amount made, there just is not enough to go around. From the outset, Fenton founders and brothers Frank and John Fenton desired to develop an art glass company that celebrated expert craftsmanship and artistic expression.
They produced the most peach opalescent of any of the carnival glass manufacturers. Fenton uses snap rings, so most of their pieces will not have a pontil mark. There is quite a range in price that depends on the rarity a limited run , the year of manufacture, the condition of the piece, selling the piece as part of a complete set, and the color variety. The 67 were then sent to Ray Wishard, during shipping there were 3 that broke, the remaining 64 were sold to friends and family. Cranberry Opalescent Hobnail By: John Valentine This miniature child's Lemonade Set in the cranberry opalescent hobnail pattern was made by Fenton expressly for Doris Lechler. You may notice a flame which resembles the letter S, a solid star, or the outline of a star somewhere on your item.
See more ideas about Vases, Fenton glassware and Jars. Each piece features a design by Fenton's award-winning Fenton artists, and will be hand painted, signed, numbered, and dated by the artist. We traditionally consider Antique Carnival Glass to be pieces manufactured in the early 1900s. Over the years many glass companies were chosen to make limited items for individuals and clubs. The articles or photos may not be used for further publication in any form without the express consent of John Valentine. In 1907, Fenton opened its own glassmaking studio, securing the company's ongoing success. If you aren't able to tell after examining your piece, look online to find a Fenton dealer or an antique dealer in your area who specializes in Fenton glass.
This marigold-colored autumn acorns bowl was made by , which is one of the most prolific names in American glassware. Dugan left in 1913 and the company was renamed Diamond Glass. The glass companies in the early 1900s were all closely related and networked. Some proper ladies would not allow this glass in their homes. Fenton glass works are renowned for innovative glass colors as well as hand-painted decorations on pressed and blown glassware. The pattern is called lattice and daisy. Fenton, the Fenton Art Glass company in Williamstown, West Virginia, is one of the world's foremost producers of handmade art glass.
Some glass makers use punty rods to hold a glass piece during the crafting process. These include some very rare pieces from the 1920s and a few contemporary hand blown collections. It is actually as you might think. It also allows you to type in all the information you have about a particular piece, and then uses it to find possible matches. Check the bottom of the glass for a pontil mark, which Fenton doesn't have.