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Fenton Vases - Part 5

IDYLL Vase in Mgld. $1100. 5-08 Wroda Auction.
IDYLL Vase in Marigold.
$1100. 5-08 Wroda Auction.

IDYLL:  When Marion Hartung wrote her Book 5 in 1975, it included a sketch and written account of the only known amethyst Idyll vase. At that time, it was owned by a couple in Columbus, IN. It apparently remained in their hands until Bob Patterson was able to purchase it in the late `90s. (You may read Bob's article on that vase by clicking here.) That same vase was sold during the March 2009 San Diego/Southern Calif. Convention by  Seeck Auctions. Sale price was  $450. Sadly, there is a crack around the base of this vase.
When Wroda Auctions sold the collection of the late Mary and Lamar Sharp in May 2008, the marigold Idyll vase of 6” in height, sold for $1100. We believe this to be the fourth vase known in marigold.
As you click into previous accounts included on this site, you will see that each of the known marigold examples offer a different flourish at the top. (The other known marigold Idyll vases can be seen in Fenton Vases-Part 3.)
It would seem that variation in shape and iridescent application indicates an experimental basis, perhaps never finalized and entered into production. These “sample” vases may have been made up for the “traveling salesmen” of that period in history, with no orders forthcoming.
A marigold Idyll vase having a “cupped top” is on record as selling in 2003 for $825.
It has been stated that this vase is part of the Waterlily and Cattails family, but in comparing patterns, it becomes evident that only in this IDYLL design does one find two Butterflies, making the vase a Variant in its own right!

Seen in FENTON GLASS The Second Twenty-Five Years
 The Second Twenty-Five Years

IDYLL in Chocolate Glass:  Chocolate glass was produced by Fenton in the 1908 period. It is not known whether the Idyll mould was originally created for use in Chocolate or Carnival Glass production.

Ice Green PANELS Vase-13.5 in. high. Courtesy Remmen Auctions.White PANELS Vase-11 in. high. Courtesy Remmen Auctions
Ice Green and White Panels Vases.
Courtesy Remmen Auctions.

PANELS: These 11-12" vases having six subtle panels extending to scallops at the 3 1/4" base. It is a three-part mold. Found somewhat infrequently, in marigold, cobalt blue, celeste, ice green and white.

 BUTTERFLY & BERRY 9 in. in Green!.
BUTTERFLY & BERRY Vase-Marigold-7.5 in. tall..
BUTTERFLY & BERRY 9 in. in Green!
BUTTERFLY & BERRY Vase - Marigold.

BUTTERFLY  BERRY: Considering the broader scope of pattern use in other shapes, vases are few in number.
They are seldom more than about 9” tall and most of the pattern is lost in the “swinging” process. Most have pulled up flames at the top, but some are known to have the tightly crimped top edge. Amethyst, blue, green, marigold, red, red slag, along with extremely scarce white examples comprise the color scope.

Amethyst FLUTE has 2.5 in. base
FLUTE 9.25 in.  - Red
Amethyst FLUTE has 2.5 in. base
FLUTE 9.25 in. - Red

FLUTE:  Having a base size of 2 ½”, the heights vary between about 8”-11”. When we say that marigold is the usual color, that is not to say they are readily found. More scarce colors are cobalt, smoky blue, green, vaseline, amethyst, red and amber. Since there is no distinct pattern, it is quality of iridescence, lack of damage, and desirous base glass color which promotes desire to own.

Amethyst PLUME PANELS Vase - 9 in.PLUME PANELS-11 in. tall x 3 + 3-8ths base x 3 + 7-8ths top opening..
Left - PLUME PANELS Vase - 9 inches tall in Amethyst.
Right - PLUME PANELS - 11 inches tall  in Marigold.

PLUME PANELS:  There are six panels of vertical plumes on this vase. Most are 10”-12” in height. Amethyst, blue, green, marigold, olive, red, sapphire and vaseline examples are known. (Click here to view a red Plume Panels)

Dean & Diane Fry, 8/09

When facing the challenges of life, we often turn to Solomon's words:
“To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under heaven” (Eccl. 3:1)
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and a time of peace.
In this passage, Solomon affirms God's sovereignty over all human life.
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