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Fenton - Part 14
Feb. 1919 Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalog.
This 1919 Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalog Ad confirms the intended use for these small pieces which came to be during the latter part of the carnival glass era. Childrens dish sets were quite prevalent among china manufacturers of that time period, so it follows that Fenton would enter another field of endeavor with their desirable wares!
Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary describes “Miniature” as such: a copy or model on a very small scale, “in miniature”; on a small scale; greatly reduced. Miniature collectors enjoy these pieces and rightly so, considering the general un-availability of such small specimens in the average pattern.
However, we feel that in the strictest sense of the word, none of the shapes in this pattern fit the category of “miniature”, since there are no larger examples within the pattern offering.
Amethyst could be considered a rare color and certainly blue examples become difficult to locate, along with vaseline and aqua. Marigold is the dominant color in the pattern. No green Kittens pieces are on record.
Some examples display two sets of Kittens, while others display sets of four Kittens.
*REPRO -- While attending the 2010 ICGA Convention, a couple of collectors reported a Kittens piece advertised as such for sale on eBay. The color is clear-yellow and there is a C marked within the marie.
Shapes known in the vintage examples:
Banana dish, card tray, or two-sides up - vaseline known in this shape
Six ruffle bowl (about 4 ½”)
Four ruffle bowl - vaseline known in this shape
Round bowl (about 3 ½”)
Cup & Saucer
Plate (about 4 ½” round)
Toothpick holder (2-2 ½”- usually 4 ruffle)
Vase (3” tall)
Spittoon - (a purple and marigold example have been a part of the Rinehart collection for many years.)
The spittoon shown below is the second one known in marigold
KITTENS Card Tray - Blue - Courtesy Rick & Debbie Graham.
4-KITTENS 6 Ruffle Bowl.
4 KITTENS Cereal Bowl in Blue.
4 KITTENS Cereal Bowl - Marigold.
4-KITTENS Cup & Saucer, Blue
4-KITTENS Cup Saucer, Marigold.
KITTENS Plate - 4.5 in. diameter in Blue.
Left - 4-KITTENS, Double Hand-Grip Plate.
Right - 4-KITTENS, 4 Sided Plate
Blue KITTENS Plate having only 2 sets of Kittens
4 KITTENS Toothpick - Blue.
4-KITTENS Tooth Pick - Marigold.
KITTENS Spittoon. $4800. 3-07 Seeck Auction. 2nd known Marigold.
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