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Fenton Red - Part 3
FENTON RED - Part 3
No other manufacturer of carnival glass produced as many patterns and shapes in red carnival glass during the rather brief period during the 1920's when the color was in fashion with the buying public. Anyone who collects that color will attest to the fact that there are several degrees variation in the red examples. Cherry red is the most desirable shade, but in fact, some pieces tend toward the very dark slag effect, while others will have lighter areas of amberina. When fired once too often, a silvery finish overtakes the iridescence. As compared to many of the other colors produced in identical patterns, red items do not present themselves at auction very often, resulting in some fantastic prices.
COIN DOT 6.25 inch in Red
COIN DOT: Usually ruffled, but the occasional round shape appears in these 7-9 bowls in red.
FERN PANELS in RED
FERN PANELS: Hats are the exclusive shape for this pattern. They can be jack-in-the-pulpit, or ruffled and have a tightly crimped edge. The design is quite simple, but effective.
FINE RIB in Red - 10 inches tall
FINE RIB: Standard size vases have 2 ½-3 base. Midsize vases offer a 3 ¾ base.
Ball Footed GRAPE & CABLE Bowl - only one known.
GRAPE and CABLE: There are 7 collar-base or spatula footed bowls in red, along with 8-9 ball footed bowls
PEACOCK @ URN in Cherry Red
Courtesy Steve Booth
PEACOCK @ URN: 8-9 ruffled or ice cream shaped bowls and a small compote are found in red.
PEACOCK @ URN Exterior - (Horse Chestnut) or Bearded Berry.
Courtesy Steve Booth
BEARDED BERRY: Exterior pattern of above Peacock @ Urn.
PERSIAN MEDALLION - 9 in. Bowl in Red
PERSIAN MEDALLION: Small sauces, bon-bons or card trays, along with 8-9 round, ruffled, 3/1 edge or CRE bowls are known in red.
Ice Cream shape PLAID in Red.
PLAID: 9 ruffled or ice cream shaped bowls. Particularly the red bowls have been found in the Northwest. Possibly a special order for that color was placed by a distributor in that area.
SAILBOATS: 5-6sauces are the only shape seen in red. These two examples are evidence of the wide variation in red pieces.
STAG and HOLLY: 8-9 spatula footed, ruffled or ice cream shaped bowls.
Red STIPPLED RAYS Open Sugar.
3.5 in. tall x 6 in. handle to handle.
STIPPLED RAYS: Although this pattern comes in several different shapes, it is only the open breakfast sugar which is rarely seen in red.
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