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It would be interesting to know how many of these compotes sold. That would provide statistics relating to cost of the specialized mold.
Having priced molds for creating a vase in memory of a convention held in CA for one of the San Diego Carnival Glass Club Conventions in the mid-‘80s, we do know that costs are exorbitant! At that time, the leading mold maker remaining in business was Island Mold Co. Perhaps they were the producers of this detailed mold for Fenton?
When Britain and France came to explore possibilities in Canada and the Eastern United States in the mid 1400’s, the struggles which ensued on into the early 1700’s are truly amazing to read about in a series of books produced by Yale Univ. during the early 1800s.
Surviving all obstacles, formation of the American way of life came to be in 1776, as we learn from history. Work ethics, progression of business, growth of Christian ethics, along with determination to succeed; all efforts developed an atmosphere of success.
Fenton Glass Co., Williamstown, WV was surely one of the most successful in the glass industry, providing involvement for three generations of family participation.
This Bi-Centennial compote reveals the celebrated involvement of a loyal and dedicated family business. They were priced at $125.when introduced in 1976.
Red Slag with lid.
White Milk Glass
1 of 4 statements on lid.
Fenton markings on underside of base.
Diane Fry, 11/15/16
God our Father,
Giver of life,
we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care.
You are the rock on which this nation was founded.
You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your
Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation´s leaders.
Open their minds to the great worth of human life
and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in
seeking and doing Your will.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.
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