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Fenton - Part 41
FENTON – Part 41
SANTA CLAUS Edition Butler Bros. Catalog-1910
SANTA CLAUS Edition Butler Bros. Catalog -1910.
Briar Patch Hat - Blue.
Marion Hartung Drawing - Page 89, Book 10.
Marion Hartung Drawing - Page 89, Book 10.

BRIAR PATCH Hat:  Talk about a “rare-so-what”! Dave Doty states that only five of these are in his auction database over the past 22 years!!
They have all been blue and have the octagon shaped base, such as the exterior of some Pepper Plant hats seen in the Santa Claus Edition of Butler Bros. Wholesale Catalog. A Peacock Tail hat seen in the 1910 Catalog portrays the same octagonal base shape.
Another interesting point: All items are listed under Royal Iridescent Novelty Glassware Asst. Perhaps the few Briar Patch hats known today, were samples given to salesmen who received too few orders for the pattern to be placed into production? This would certainly explain the extreme scarcity of them in today’s world!
For pattern collectors, a great deal of guess-work is required to ascertain the design image! The flare of the edge rather distorts the design. It is worth noting that Mrs. Hartung did not write of the pattern until her Book Ten-circa 1973, when an example of the Hat was presented to her for scrutiny. She states the size to be about 4 ½” across and 3 ½” high—the outside shaped into eight flat panels, creating the octagonal base.

BLACKBERRY BANDED Hats- Blue & Amethyst
BLACKBERRY BANDED Hats - Blue and Amethyst.

BLACKBERRY BANDED Hat:  Although few of these are seen in today’s collecting world, the pattern dates to 1912. A Butler Brothers Wholesale Catalog Ad, circa 1920, pictures it in company with eight well-known Fenton designs/shapes. Amethyst, blue, green, marigold and white examples were produced.

Blackberry Spray Hat in White.

BLACKBERRY SPRAY Hat:  This pattern is found in at least five different edge treatments. The most difficult to locate offers a flared/flattened, then candy ribbon edge treatment. There are some with four ruffles, some with six ruffles, some JIP shape with CRE, and those having a tri-corner shape. Carl Chapman has reported owning several dozen examples within the pattern. Reported colors within this pattern: Amber, amberina, reverse amberina, amberina opal, amethyst, aqua, aqua opal, blue, blue opal, green, horehound, lime, lime green opal, marigold, red, red opal, vaseline.

BLACKBERRY SPRAY VARIANT, Lime Green with Mgld. overlay & Red.
BLACKBERRY SPRAY VARIANT, Lime Green with Marigold overlay & Red.

BLACKBERRY SPRAY - VT. Hat:  You will note that only two Blackberry Sprays are seen in this version of the pattern. These examples are not seen as often as those having four sprays and there is no known record of color availability.

SANTA CLAUS Edition Butler Bros. Catalog-1910
SANTA CLAUS Edition Butler Bros. Catalog -1910.
Peacock Tail hat in green.

PEACOCK TAIL Hat:  Octagon Base hats in this pattern offer a somewhat varied design from that found on the bowls and bonbons in that pattern, Hats are not seen as often as the bowls. Advertising hats known: Delmar Gardens, green; General Furniture 1910, amethyst and green;  Hudsons, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, green; Arthur O’Dell Jeweler, green; Quincy Jewelry, green; Truckey & Sons Dept. Store 1910.

PEPPER PLANT Hat, Left-Ameth., Right-Blue
PEPPER PLANT Hat, Left - Amethyst, Right - Blue.

PEPPER PLANT Hat:  The hexagonal base and more elongated/upright berry sprays separate this design from the Holly hats which have more coverage of design within, as well as a rounded base.
Pepper Plant colors are Amethyst, blue, green, lavender, marigold and vaseline-(some with JIP shaping) The pattern dates to 1910, as displayed in the Santa Claus Edition of Butler Bros. Wholesale catalog.  A green Pepper Plant hat may be seen in our segment: FENTON HOLLY.

MID-SPRING 1909 Butler Brothers Catalog.
MID-SPRING 1909 Butler Brothers Catalog.
Unpatterned Compote, Mgld
Unpatterned Compote, Marigold.

UN-PATTERNED COMPOTE:  Perhaps overlooked in today’s collecting world for reason of having no decorative interior or exterior design, these small 5”-6” tall compotes are not seen nor discussed. You will find this compote pictured just to the right of center as you look at the ad. We know that the “rayed” examples seen in this ad are found “mostly” in marigold, along with the FINECUT FLOWER compote shown in the lower left corner of the ad. (These are quite scarce). You may read about the compote by going to our FENTON GLASS – Part 2.

ROSE SPRAY Compote-Mgld
Rose Spray compote - Marigold.

ROSE SPRAY Compote: The subtle spray of roses on the interior edge, offers an addition to the previous “un-patterned” compote produced in marigold. Mould shape is a rounded goblet, then shaped into six slight ruffles. This seems to be the extent to which it was marketed……….until time to compete in the early Depression Era. The mould was utilized for jack-in-the-pulpit shaped celeste, ice blue, ice green, marigold and white examples. Since the original “spray” was lightly applied, result of stretching to flare the glass in creation of a JIP shape, resulted in much loss of the design!

Dean & Diane Fry – March 2014

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us.
And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.
And whatever we ask we receive from Him,
 because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.
And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ
and love one another, as He gave us commandment.
Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him.
And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
(1 John 3:16-24)
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