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Fenton - Part 23
FENTON – Part 23

DIAMOND & RIB Funeral Vase-18 in. Ameth
Diamond and Rib Funeral Vase.
18 inches tall -  Amethyst.

DIAMOND & RIB Funeral Vase:  This particular amethyst example is 18” tall. Some are as much as 21” tall. These funeral vases are “swung” from the “Jardiniere” of the same pattern name. The vase was about 4 ½” high when removed from the mould. The piece of glass was then “warmed in” at the glory hole by a warming – in boy, who then turned around and swung the piece in giant arcs, much like a baton twirler. Centrifugal force stretched the glass piece into a vase shape. (Please click  -- D -- to view several examples in this pattern.)

Interior iridization on Green WATERLILY & CATTAIL Bowl. Courtesy Don Kime..
Interior iridization on Green WATERLILY & CATTAIL Bowl.
Courtesy Don Kime.
Green WATERLILY & CATTAIL 10 in. Bowl-Courtesy Don Kime
Green WATERLILY & CATTAIL 10 in. Bowl.
Courtesy Don Kime

WATERLILY & CATTAILS green bowl: These 10 - 10½” bowls in green do not present themselves very often. The few we have seen over the years are always iridized only on the interior. The waterset, tableset and small berry were produced in Chocolate Glass. Jacob Rosenthal, a chemist for Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co. at Greentown, IN shared the formula with members of the Fenton family. Fenton produced a marigold water set, circa 1908 resulting in 3 different tumblers (differences being in the design of the cattails.) Fenton also produced a blue opalescent tumbler, amethyst opalescent crimped bowl, along with a covered sugar in that color. A green opalescent tumbler is known in this pattern, as well.

Waterlily and Cattails 8 pc. berry set.

WATERLILY & CATTAILS berry set:   This being the earliest of Fenton patterns to be iridized, it is most unusual to find a complete berry set after more than 100 years! Water sets and table sets are found in marigold as well.
WATERLILY & CATTAIL Whimsey,Ruffled Hat-from tumbler.
Ruffled Hat from a tumbler.
4 in. WATERLILY & CATTAILS Spittoon. $2000. 8-11-Wroda Auction.
4 in. WATERLILY and CATTAILS Spittoon.
Sold for $2000 in August 2011 at Wroda Auction.

WATERLILY & CATTAILS whimseys:  Somewhere in the span of 100 years, someone re-heated and re-shaped these two original tumblers. It’s always been curious that these distortions of the original, not only destroy the pattern, but bring such large sums of money at an auction! Do buyers actually “believe” that items such as these left the factory as such???!!! Having seen first-hand, the reaction of a buyer to ANY variation in an original order, the answer is: the entire shipment would have been RETURNED! Collectors are somewhat gullible and strangely accepting of these “stretches of imagination”.  To each his own!?

PEACOCK & URN - 9 in. in Mgld. over Moonstone
PEACOCK and URN - 9 inch in Marigold. over Moonstone.
PEACOCK & Urn Compote-White. Courtesy Casy Rich
PEACOCK and Urn Compote - White.
Courtesy Casy Rich
PEACOCK & URN Compote in Vaseline
PEACOCK and URN Compote in Vaseline.
Lime Green PEACOCK & URN Compote
PEACOCK and URN Compote in Lime Green.

PEACOCK and URN: The bird in Fenton’s Peacock design has a long, straight stiff neck. Bowls and 8”- 9” plates offer a sawtooth edge. The Marigold over Moonstone ice cream shaped bowl is quite unusual (rare), but then the Persian Blue examples are too. The few known red bowls have brought more than $5,000. Additional colors are amethyst, aqua, blue, green, marigold, olive green, purple, vaseline and white. Bowls having 3/1 edge are more scarce and found in amethyst, green and marigold.
Goblet shaped examples are known as “mold shape”, not having been flared or ruffled when removed from the mold.  Compote shapes (flared, ruffled, or goblet shaped) are found in amethyst, aqua, blue, light blue, green, lime green, marigold, red, vaseline and white.

Fenton FLUTE Vase-9.5 in. tall.-Mgld
Fenton FLUTE Vase - 9.5 in. tall.- Marigold.

FENTON FLUTE Vase:  Has a 2 ½” base and six flutes.  Scarce in marigold, red, amethyst, vaseline, green, celeste blue (rare), blue, aqua.

Fenton APRIL SHOWERS-Mgld.-11.5 in. tall.
Fenton APRIL SHOWERS - Marigold - 11.5 in. tall.

APRIL SHOWERS Vase:  Have a 3 ½” base. Amethyst, amethyst opal, blue, green, ice blue, lime green, marigold, red, teal, vaseline and white.

Dean and Diane Fry
Peter Preaches to a Crowd / Acts 2:14-21

Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, “Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem! Make no mistake about this.  These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming.  Nine o’clock in the morning is much too early for that. No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel:
‘In the last days,’ God says,
‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.
In those days I will pour out my Spirit
even on my servants—men and women alike—
and they will prophesy.
And I will cause wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below—
blood and fire and clouds of smoke.
The sun will become dark,
and the moon will turn blood red
before that great and glorious day of the Lord arrives.
But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord
will be saved.’*
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