Prices vary from inexpensive to extremely expensive! It has the glass ball clapper and the Fenton logo way up inside of the handle. It is best to view them with a jewelers loop when trying to identify your decade. Sometimes these pieces look blue, other times green, and sometimes marigold! At first, the company focused on decorating pre-produced glass blanks. This was the case with our own pieces. The result is an enchanting and even magical result. Check back often to find new pieces of antique carnival glass for sale.
Year of Production: 1954-1958 Condition: No cracks, scratches, or wear~three of the glass pegs on the lid have small chips. Fenton Art Glass Company, Williamstown, West Virginia, has been making high quality glass since 1905! Older milk glass was made with iridized salts and should produce a halo of iridescent reds, blues, and greens in the sun. It was limited to 100 but in the production the batch only turned out 67. By John Valentine This plate was No. Rumor has it that a fourth generation is in college and prepping to take the company to even greater heights.
Because of the limited amount made, there just is not enough to go around. This will be seen on most glassware from Fenton retailers. During this time, raw materials supplies were limited and there was not a vibrant market for decorated art glass. The bottom of the mould forms the top of the cruet. Punch Bowl A party staple of the 1960s, punch bowls are highly coveted by today's collectors. This was added to Fenton molds. Pre-1958 Fenton milk glass is said to be easily distinguishable because it is less dense, less opaque, than their milk glass made from 1958 onwards.
The bottom of the cruet is open in top of the mould. One of the most popular designs was Westmoreland's Paneled Grape. In 1907, Fenton opened its own glassmaking studio, securing the company's ongoing success. A super find and a quite rare find for the future contemporary carnival collector. We searched our museum for an out-of-the-ordinary glass feature, and we found just what we were looking for in several unique pieces of carnival glass.
Colors like Cranberry and Overlay colors are mould blown rather than pressed. The red carnival was limited and is never to be produced again. A frontrunner in early 20th century art glass, Fenton Art Glass Company captivated consumers with their rich colors and innovative designs. It stands 5 inches tall and measures 10 inches in diameter. Covered Dishes Decorative sugar bowls and candy dishes were a staple on buffet tables throughout the 1900s. It was made popular in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century.
In newer pieces, potash was typically used. The older it is, the higher in cost. However, all milk glass made during the early to mid twentieth century are popular collectible antiques. No matter what the size, the shape, or the pattern, milk glass pieces are a great addition to any dÃ©cor. The Aqua Opal carnival is a very sought after color by collectors of the old carnival glass.
Do you have any milk glass pieces? This lamp was one of the limited items made for an individual. Also of note is the Hen on a Nest 4 , which has been produced by virtually every milk glass manufacturer at some point. There were only 9 pieces in the offering in the Hobnail pattern. However, be aware that there are unscrupulous people that try to pass new replicas off as original antiques. Rose was a well known authority in the carnival glass field, whose dedication never ceased. If you collect milk glass, then this piece will be one you probably recognize. The articles or photos may not be used for further publication in any form without the express consent of John Valentine.
The key to identifying if an item is Fenton is the pattern and the basic mould shape. My cruet has a pontil mark on the bottom, is it not Fenton? If you buy online before the purchase, make sure you ask about any signs of wear and tear. In 1907 when these pieces first sold, they cost 85 cents. If this was the only plate made in red slag carnival, it would make it a very rare find. Identifying Fenton Glass pieces can sometimes be a little difficult as not all pieces are marked, however there are some tips that help to identify this American Companies work and sometimes even date it. With such a long and productive company history Fenton has made something to make every glass enthusiast a happy collector.
The lamp is truly a beautiful piece of work , it will be an antique of the future. If you are new to the world of collecting antique milk glass, take the time to educate yourself as to how to properly identify original pieces of milk glass. Banana Stands Victorians wanted a dish for everything; bananas were no exception. The first featured carnival glass piece from our museum is a 3-toed bowl from the Grape and Cable pattern by Fenton Glass. The plate was purchased by Irene Reichard at the gift shop while visiting Fenton.
The colors are so pretty - a light aqua-blue body and handle, with the plum, purple edge. Where did your pieces come from? Over the years many glass companies were chosen to make limited items for individuals and clubs. This Aqua Opal will someday be as sought after as the old. You may have grown up with it, seen it in passing, or started your own collection. Opaque Glass originated in 16th century Venice and came in a variety of colors, including white, pink, yellow, blue, and brown.