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3 days ago
Here is a plate that you don’t see very often. It is a Peter Rabbit plate that was made by the Fenton Art Glass Company in the early 1900’s. As you can see, there are rabbits among the foliage around the edge of the plate. This pattern was only made in bowls and plates, and only in blue, green, and marigold. Of course both of these pieces were made in the same mold. The bowl was flattened into the plate shape. It is surprising that there aren’t more of these bowls and plates. If you have one, you are lucky. … See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Sometimes some glass workers got creative at lunch time or the end of the day. They took a molded piece when it was still molten and designed it into a piece very much unlike the original molded piece of glass. That was what happened with this piece. I believe this Grape and Cable piece was possibly a powder jar that was worked into a spittoon by a finisher. There are so few of these Grape and Cable spittoons that this would be considered a whimsey. They would cup it in and then flare it out.
Even though this is a Northwood product, Frank Fenton once told me that they did some spittoons in a production run at the Fenton factory. They called them cup-flares. He said they would naturally be more expensive to produce because they required extra steps. … See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Here is a blue Ten Mums bowl with a tight candy ribbon edge. It was made by Fenton in the early 1900’s. This one features quite a lot of yellow iridescence. Many people like this type of iridescence. Other people like a multi-color iridescence or a blue iridescence or a green iridescence, etc. When you buy your carnival glass, if it is pretty to you and you can afford it, buy it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Try to educate yourself on the patterns and colors. Who knows, sometime when you are out looking for carnival glass there might be a rare pattern or color. If you study, you will know the good glass and be a step up on someone else. … See MoreSee Less