Vasa Murrhina is a cased glass, the name means vessel of gems. Produced in both Europe and the United States, items with the same design may be made by different makers. Nearly all Fenton glassware were made from iridescent carnival glass. Additionally, small markings of '8' for 1980s, '9' for 1990s, '0' for 2000s, and '1' for 2010 were added to the Fenton logo, to mark the respective items that were produced in those years. Illustrated Labels are from 1921 - 2005 Circa 1921 Color: Only black and white copy available. For collectors, it is essential to identify hallmarks, distinguish reproductions from replicas and opt for quality originals.
Carnival colors The color of carnival glass is the color of the applied treatment not the color of the piece of glass. Gold overlay 1949 Milk glass with an amber overlay. Most of the stickers have been lost or removed over time. Marks on Glass Help keep the database free, Buy from Amazon or donate today!! Gold Crest 1943-45 Yellow glass on the edge of Milk glass items. A pontil mark is a mark on the bottom of an item where the punty rod was attached during the glass making process. Together, they cited information from.
Noticeable bubbles in the glass or a piece that is chipped will decrease in value. With Opalescent glass sometimes the heating process used to bring out the opalescence blurs, obscures or flattens out the molded mark. Older pieces can be worth more. If you notice embedded tiny air bubbles or carbon dirt specs that can be a sign of older carnival glass. The older it is, the higher in cost. A few Fenton pieces were made from the non-opaque and non-iridescent depression glass as well.
I I I I I I I I Fenton Label History Presented below are the various Fenton labels used from 1921 through the present. Some pieces had foil labels in addition to the logo. Green overlay 1949-53 Milk glass covered in green glass. As with most collectibles, factors that affect resale price include the rarity a limited run , the year of manufacture, the condition of the piece, and the color variety. Sometimes not enough air pressure causes the logo to be faint in the glass. The mould shape is the main shape of an item including the base and mid-section. Fenton has always released factory seconds.
Fostoria produced items in pastel colored glass. If you aren't able to tell after examining your piece, look online to find a Fenton dealer or an antique dealer in your area who specializes in Fenton glass. Marietta, Ohio: Glass Press inc. The stickers are often affixed to the bottom of the glass. Blue overlay 1943-53, 1967, 1971 Blue glass over milk glass. Fenton in an old glass factory in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Kathy Adams is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer who traveled the world handling numerous duties for music artists.
Authentic Fentons, especially the ones made before the 1950s, are highly prized and in great demand among the collectors today. This came into use in 1983. The many different colors were the work of Jacob Rosenthal, a famous glass chemist who is known for developing chocolate and golden agate glass. Your cruet could still be Fenton. These unique jewelry fashion accessories require special skills from Fenton's team of talented bead makers.
The Windsor design retains beaded trim on the outer rims and along the bottom of footed pieces. Also, Fenton dealers may be knowledgeable about vintage and recent vases. It was so well-liked during this period that Fenton counted on it as a sure seller for many years. If you buy online before the purchase, make sure you ask about any signs of wear and tear. Don't let the high values of certain rarities scare you away though. The stick-on labels were easily removed or worn away by handling and cleaning.
Fenton Glass the first twenty five years. The Field Guide To Carnival Glass. By 1974, Fenton was putting their logo on all the pieces they made. Fenton Glass the first twenty five years. Fenton, the Fenton Art Glass company in Williamstown, West Virginia, is one of the world's foremost producers of handmade art glass. Once the brothers acquired a new glass factory in Virginia, they were able to introduce their own glass colors and designs. The Field Guide To Carnival Glass.
The key to identifying if an item is Fenton is the pattern and the basic mould shape. Identify Fostoria by pattern or its familiar etching. Other leading collectibles included hobnail glass with raised spheres on the surface on the glass and milk glass, an opaque glass. Shelly Green overlay 1967 Colonial green over milk glass, used only on lamps. Earlier hobnail had a translucent milky tinge.