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Fenton - Part 40
FENTON – Part 40
FLORAL and GRAPE (Original mould).
FLORAL and GRAPE Pitcher, (Original Mould): We believe the existence of this pitcher having no lines to be the “test” piece. Actually, we have never seen another example like this! To add further interest, the right leaning lines were added to the mould, creating the Variant. This was 1911. Following introduction of the Dugan pattern in 1912, having left-leaning lines with bands added for variation, Fenton decided to follow-suit; adding bands to their design.
FLORAL and GRAPE VARIANT Water Set - Green - (no bands).
FLORAL and GRAPE VARIANT Water set-(no bands): Addition of the right-leaning lines added dimension to the original design which offered areas free of design.
Amethyst FLORAL and GRAPE VARIANT
Fenton Tumbler - (no bands).
FLORAL and GRAPE VARIANT Tumbler-(no bands): Clearly, this tumbler has no bands above or beneath the right-leaning lines.
Blue FLORAL and GRAPE Pitcher - (no bands).
FLORAL and GRAPE Pitcher-(no bands): Again, this pitcher does not appear to have bands added.
Blue Fenton Lemonade Set - Circa 1911 - Page 810.
FLORAL and GRAPE Water Set-(bands added): Seen in Fenton Glass-The First Twenty-Five Years, by Wm. Heacock, circa 1978. Bands appear to have been added to the right-leaning lines.
Fenton FLORAL and GRAPE - Marigold and White -
4 in. tall. (bands on right - leaning lines).
FLORAL and GRAPE Tumblers-(bands added): Upper and lower bands were added over time. Evidence of the white tumbler indicates desirability of the pattern extending into latter years for iridized carnival glass production.
Dragon and Lotus in Lime Green.
DRAGON and LOTUS Bowl: This lime green based bowl with marigold overlay appeared on eBay in 2013. Although we have a few dozen colors and shapes listed on our 101 site, this combination is not among them. (We trust “the Dragon Lady” took advantage of this listing?) When clicking on --- D --- in the pattern alphabet stated on our www.carnivalglass101.com site, you can view the many color variations offered in collecting this famous pattern!
Amethyst GRAPE & CABLE, Courtesy Sue Lear.
GRAPE and CABLE Bowl: Of the three moulds used for this pattern by Fenton, the 8”-9” bowl having three smooth ball feet is seen least often, although the color range seems extensive. Amethyst, aqua, blue, blue opal, powder blue, celeste, green, marigold, red, red slag, teal, vaseline, and white. You will find more listings of this Fenton pattern when clicking into --- G --- in our pattern alphabet on the homepage.
IC shape Green PERSIAN MEDALLION - 10 inch.
PERSIAN MEDALLION Bowl: Amethyst, blue, green and white are known colors in these 10” size bowls found in round, ruffled, 3/1 and CRE. 8”-9” bowls in the same shapes, along with small bowls, 7 pc. berry sets, sauces with Grape/Cable exterior, footed fruit bowls with Grape/Cable exterior, fruit bowls with plain interior, a 6 pc. fruit set, small and large compotes, rosebowls, hair receivers, plates in 6’, 7”-7 ½”, 9”, very scarce 10” chop plates in blue (only 5 sold between 2011 and 2013), 2-handled bonbons and card trays.
Lime Green - Gold trim, THREE ROW.
THREE ROW - Ice Green.
THREE ROW in White.
THREE-ROW Open Edge Basket: The 1915 Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalog carries an ad for the Two-Row Basket having no interior design. There are no more ads until Feb. 1920. Displayed with Stag & Holly bowl, Butterfly & Berry pitcher and Mikado compote is another three-row basket having the interior design. Another such ad is displayed in the March 1921, May 1922, July 1922, Catalog. The Feb. and March 1924 Butler reverts back to the Two-Row basket having plain interior. We know of ice blue, ice green, celeste and white Two-Row baskets, which indicate production well into the late twenties. Again in Mid-Winter 1927 Butler edition, the Two-Row basket is seen in company with two Stippled Rays bowls, Thin Rib vase, Strawberry bonbon and Orange Tree compote. The Two-Row mould was again used in 1933 to create a Mandarin Red small upright vase.
We are left with the impression that the Three Row version was a cross-over into the Depression era when pastel colors prevailed.
Dean & Diane Fry, March 2014
And to the angel of the church in Sardis write,
“These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars:
‘I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die,
For I have not found your works perfect before God.
Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent.
Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief,
and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.’
‘You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments;
and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments,
and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life;
but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ (Rev. 3:1-6)
This reading takes the spiritual temperature of the Christian church in Sardis.
This city contained devotees of many pagan gods and goddesses.
A worldly environment does not need to determine the way a believer lives.
Spiritual vitality is an individual choice of yielding to God’s transforming work.
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