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Persian Medallion Pattern
Mid-Spring 1911 Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalog
Mid-Spring 1911 Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalog

Persian Medallion held a prominent place among Fenton patterns. Appearing in Wholesale Catalog ads from Spring 1911 - July 1922 in various shapes, its “long-term acceptance” with the buying public requires no further acclimation.
Our photos are but a sampling of its fabulous color range and application. Not all shapes were offered in the wide variety of colors found in the bonbon/card tray shapes, but certainly, the pattern itself found favor closely relating to Grape and Cable, which everyone knows to be boundless in its marketing coverage.
Fenton #920 Grape and Cable orange bowl,  circa 1911, offers Persian Medallion interior in the 10” wide and the more rare 11” wide bowl. Fenton #1049 Wreath of Roses Punch Set displayed Persian Medallion interior, and the Stream of Hearts compote has the Medallion pattern on the exterior.
The scarce, small size compote has the Wide Panel exterior. It is known in amethyst, blue, green, marigold and white.
6”-7” sauce bowls: amberina, amethyst, aqua, blue, green, marigold, vaseline, white. This size bowl can be ice cream shape or ruffled, with a green one confirmed having the CRE. There is a footed example having Grape & Cable exterior.
8”-9” bowl: amethyst, aqua, blue, green, marigold and red-(rare)
Wreath of Roses punch sets: amethyst, blue, green, marigold
Fruit bowl, footed, 10” size: amethyst, blue, green, ice green, marigold
Fruit bowl, footed, 11” size: amethyst, blue, green, marigold
Plate, 6”-7”: amethyst, black amethyst, blue, blue-(Orange Tree exterior), pale marigold, green, marigold and vaseline.
Plate, 6”-7” whimsey:  Marigold examples are known with four-sides up. Blue and amethyst have been seen having three-sides up.
Reproductions: bowls, plates, stemmed rose bowls, compotes, baskets (bowls w/attached handles), goblets, chalices in various colors.

PERSIAN MEDALLION Bonbon in Amethyst.
 PERSIAN MEDALLION Bonbon in Amethyst.
PERSIAN MEDALLION in Aqua base glass.
PERSIAN MEDALLION in Aqua base glass.

BONBON-CARD TRAY:  Amber, amberina, amethyst-(scarce), aqua-(scarce),  blue, light blue, celeste-(rare color), green, marigold, moonstone-(rare), red, vaseline.

PERSIAN MEDALLION 10 in. 3-1 edge Bowl. Fenton Green is Spectacular!.
3-1 edge Bowl in Green is Spectacular!

BOWL, about 10”: These can be ice cream shape, ruffled or have 3/1 edge. Amethyst, blue, electric blue, green, lavender and white are known colors.

PERSIAN MEDALLION Compote in GREEN!-Larger size
 This is the Larger size.
PERSIAN MEDALLION 7 in. plate in Green.
PERSIAN MEDALLION 7 in. plate in Green.

COMPOTE, large:  Amethyst-(scarce), blue, green, marigold and white

PERSIAN MEDALLION Hair Receiver - 3.25 in. high.-White.
 3.25 in. high.-White.
PERSIAN MEDALLION Rose Bowl in scarce Green.Rayed Interior.
in scarce Green. Rayed Interior.

HAIR RECEIVER: Basically the rose bowl shape having a square opening. This is the only known pattern in carnival glass with a “hair receiver” in production status. Blue, marigold and white.

ROSE BOWL:   Has customary round opening. Amethyst, blue, marigold and white.

Exterior of 9 in. PERSIAN MEDALLION Plate
 9 in. Plate
9 in. Plate
PERSIAN MEDALLION 9 in. Plate in RARE Amethyst
9 in. Plate in RARE Amethyst
9 in. Plate in White

PLATE-about 9”: These are rare in any color. We display the exterior of one which came from the factory. Beware of some which left the factory as bowls and in after-market-alteration, they “became plates”. Look for discoloration, slightly scorched areas and spray which appears within the marie. These makeovers also have slightly “wavering” edges………vestiges of former bowl ruffles! Please bear in mind that TRUE FENTON FACTORY-MADE PLATES ARE OF THE FLAT VARIETY. It's Northwood who made the scooped plates.
Found in:  Amethyst, blue, green, marigold and white
Click on - P - in our Homepage Alphabet to be taken to Persian Medallion examples of Celeste and Red bonbons, marigold rose bowl, and chop plate.                              

Dean & Diane Fry,   01-09

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; Does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether  there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
For  we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
(1 Corinthians 13) = Paul's instructions to us about use of spiritual gifts in love.

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