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Fenton - Part 45

NEW! DRAGON & LOTUS 4 in. x 3 three-fourths in. wide
NEW! DRAGON & LOTUS 4 in. x 3 3/4 inches wide.

(A version of): DRAGON & LOTUS:  With more than 100 years having passed into history, changes and alterations become inevitable. Apparently the new owner of this old mould decided to take some drastic steps in opposition to what “went before”!  We can only say that when this new and curious element was discovered in Oct. 2013 during a convention, collectors knew that the FC did NOT refer to FENTON CORPORATION! (smile). The “crown” might possibly designate a “crowning blow” to what was a best seller during the long years of Fenton production in carnival glass. History relates: Frank L. Fenton was an admirer of oriental designs.

Mgld. over Vaseline-DRAGON & LOTUS-Very Scarce! Courtesy J & C Curtis
Marigold over Vaseline - DRAGON & LOTUS - Very Scarce!
Courtesy J & C Curtis

DRAGON & LOTUS:  These vaseline examples can be ruffled or ice cream shaped. Only six bowls in vaseline have sold in recent years at auction. No plates are known in vaseline.  When compared with the NEW tri-corner version, the eye will note a dramatic reduction in clarity and detail of the pattern! Marigold iridization does not extend to the edge.

Feb. 1911 Butler Bros. Catalog Ad (Thistle Bowl).
Feb. 1911 Butler Bros. Catalog Ad (Thistle Bowl).
8.25 in. 3-1 edge Marigold bowl and an Aqua 8-ruffle bowl-THISTLE.
8.25 in. 3-1 edge Marigold bowl and an Aqua 8-ruffle bowl - THISTLE.
Mgld. THISTLE bowl of only 7.5 in. Tight CRE is somewhat unusual for this 9 in. bowl
Marigold THISTLE bowl of only 7.5 inches.
Tight CRE is somewhat unusual for this 9 in. bowl.
THISTLE 9 in. plate-Green-$3600. Marigold, $1500.-11-12-Seeck Auction
THISTLE 9 inch plate - Green - Sold for $3600.
Marigold sold for $1500. - 11-12 at Seeck Auction.

THISTLE:  These 8”-9” bowls are found having ruffled, 3/1, and candy ribbon edge. Marigold, green, blue,  amethyst, and amber are not too difficult to locate. Vaseline and aqua examples are rarely found. Some amethyst and green bowls offer Horlacher advertising on the base. 9” plates will sell for several thousand dollars. Amethyst, green and marigold are known colors.

THISTLE- this NC seller-relisted-11-27-07
Thistle makeover (plate).

(A version of): THISTLE:  Nothing looking like this ever left the Fenton Factory!...........It obviously is an “overly flattened” former bowl! Deception is the name of that game!

SCOTCH THISTLE Compote in Cobalt Blue
SCOTCH THISTLE Compote in Cobalt Blue.
SCOTCH THISTLE 5.5 in. Ameth. Compote.
SCOTCH THISTLE 5.5 in. Amethyst Compote.
SCOTCH THISTLE Compote in Marigold.

SCOTCH THISTLE:  Amethyst, blue, green and marigold are known colors in this very scarce compote. Some years pass without an example having appeared at auction. The exterior has no design. This design is not like that seen on the bowls and plates having the same name.

White 11 in.  TWO FLOWERS footed bowl
White 11 in.  TWO FLOWERS footed bowl.
TWO FLOWERS-Aqua, 10 in.-11 in. ball footed bowl.
TWO FLOWERS - Aqua, 10 in.-11 in. ball footed bowl.

TWO FLOWERS footed bowl:  These 10” -11” ball footed bowls are found in amberina, amethyst, black amethyst, aqua, blue, powder blue, green lime green, marigold, red, sapphire, vaseline and white.  There are chop plates made from the large bowl, rosebowls having ball feet, small spatula footed bowls, 9” spatula footed plates, 8”-9” collar base marigold bowl, blue whimsey made from the small footed sauce, spatula footed 8”-9” bowls, 5”-6” sauces and some nutbowl shapes. (Our pattern alphabet on the homepage: will provide viewers with other examples within this pattern.)

Dean & Diane Fry, 2014

Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”.
And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw,
I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets,
and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand…”
And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches.
 I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!”
And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely…
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
(Revelation 22:6-20)
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