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Decorated Fenton Water Sets - Part 2
DECORATED Fenton Water Sets - Part 2
ENAMELED ASTER - One of 5 known.
Courtesy Greg Lockhart
ENAMELED ASTER: When Greg approached us concerning this tumbler, we immediately put him in touch with Bob Smith who is a tumbler collector extraordinaire' and is in constant contact with others in that category. Checking all sources, Bob determined that this was indeed an “unknown” pattern….at the moment!
Greg established the pattern name, saying he had purchased the tumbler over eBay some years ago. Shortly afterwards, while strolling through a mall, he found four more tumblers just like it sitting with a Columbine pitcher. The owner would not separate them, so Greg purchased the grouping. How is a collector fortunate enough to claim the only known five examples in a pattern? That does not occur very often in collecting.
Basically identical to Freesia tumblers, Enameled Aster measures 4” high x 3” top diameter x 2” base.
MAGNOLIA and DRAPE on the basic INTERIOR DRAPE Glass pattern
MAGNOLIA and DRAPE: This set is found in amethyst glass, but not as often as in marigold. Reports of marigold berry sets and table sets painted with this design lead to some skepticism. Should they actually exist, they certainly would be extremely rare. During more than 30 years of scanning carnival glass auction lists have resulted in “no shows”!
CROCUS: Variations in the number of flowers is common. Marigold and white are the dominant colors. Seemingly, a great many pitchers must have been broken over time, for there seem to be more tumblers available, although certainly not on a regular basis.
Notice that the Crocus design is painted on a Banded Drape blank, as well as a plain tumbler in white.
DOUBLE DAISY: This design appears on the same pitcher shape as that used for Cherries. Double Daisy is not found nearly as often as Cherries, but the deep marigold background is certainly complimentary to the white Daisies.
FREESIA - Tankard, 13 in., Tumbler, 4 in.
A lone tankard sold for $225 in 4-05
FREESIA: This smooth tankard shape is quite pleasing to view, but comparing the Freesia design to some of the more readily found enameled items indicates it to be in the rare category.
LOTUS: The pitcher offers the cannonball drapery shape. The Lotus design is also found on the Zig Zag pitcher. Colors can be marigold or ice green, (Persian Pearl by Fenton standards). You will notice that the Lotus pattern was turned upside down on the green pitcher. Same design, just different placement technique. All in a day's work for the artist!
CHRYSANTHEMUM: We display what seems to be two versions of this pattern applied to the basic Zig Zag pitcher, along with a marigold Cannonball pitcher. Individual artistry application of the painted design offers yet another area of appreciation for collectors. The design is much the same on each pitcher, but was adjusted to fit the differing shapes.
Dean & Diane Fry - 9-07
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