Big Book of Fenton Glass: 1940-1970

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This popular tour of sumptuous glass colors, decorative treatments, and forms (from baskets and bowls to sandwich trays and vases) produced by the famous Fenton Art Glass Company is back in a new edition, complete with new values for collectors. More than 840 color images provide a visual feast of the company's popular products, plus rare, unlisted, and experimental items. A brief history of the West Virginia company, listings of factory ware and mold numbers, a chronicle of the various colors produced in the ...
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Overview

This popular tour of sumptuous glass colors, decorative treatments, and forms (from baskets and bowls to sandwich trays and vases) produced by the famous Fenton Art Glass Company is back in a new edition, complete with new values for collectors. More than 840 color images provide a visual feast of the company's popular products, plus rare, unlisted, and experimental items. A brief history of the West Virginia company, listings of factory ware and mold numbers, a chronicle of the various colors produced in the many product lines, a bibliography, and values round out the eye-catching presentation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764322433
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 278,377
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Foreword 4
Introduction 5
Pricing 5
Measurements 5
Special Note 5
Cross Reference 5
Chapter 1 History and Identification 6
History of the Fenton Art Glass Company 6
Glossary 7
Color Comparison 8
Years of Production 9
Ware Number Description 10
Label Identification 21
Chapter 2 The Coin Dot Pattern 22
History of the Coin Dot Pattern 22
Blue Opalescent/French Opalescent Coin Dot 22
Cranberry Coin Dot 29
Honeysuckle Coin Dot 35
Lime Green Opalescent Coin Dot 36
Topaz Coin Dot 38
Chapter 3 Crests 40
History of the Crest Line 40
Apple Blossom 40
Aqua Crest 43
Emerald Crest 51
Flame Crest 55
Gold Crest 56
Ivory Crest 62
Peach Crest 65
Black Rose 72
Rose Crest 74
Silver Jamestown 77
Silver Rose/Silver Turquoise 78
Ruby/Amber/Green Snow Crest 80
Chapter 4 Hobnail 82
History of the Hobnail Pattern 82
Blue/French Opalescent Hobnail 83
Cranberry Hobnail Opalescent 96
Emerald Green Opalescent Hobnail 102
Green Opalescent Hobnail 104
Lime Green Opalescent Hobnail 107
Hobnail Overlay 108
Rose Pastel, Turquoise, Green/Blue Pastel Hobnail 109
Peach Blow Hobnail 112
Plum Opalescent Hobnail 113
Topaz Opalescent Hobnail 115
Chapter 5 Opalescent Patterns 125
Cactus 125
Diamond Lace 127
Honeycomb 129
New World 129
Polka Dot 131
Satin Opalescent 134
Spiral Optic (1930s Issue) 138
Spiral Optic (1954 Issue) 144
Window Pane 145
Chapter 6 Overlay Patterns 146
Blue/Rose Overlay 146
Goldenrod 151
Green/Amber/Yellow Overlay 152
Ivy Overlay 155
Jamestown Overlay/Jamestown Transparent 157
Peach Blow 159
Opaque Blue/Plated Amberina 160
Ruby Overlay/Mulberry Diamond Optic 161
Ruby Overlay Thumbprint 164
Ruby Overlay Wave Crest 165
1960s Overlay 166
Bubble Optic/Wild Rose 166
Jacqueline Overlay 167
Wheat Vases/Wave Crest Box 168
Vasa Murrhina 169
Chapter 7 Pastel Milk Glass 171
Introduction 171
Block and Star Turquoise 171
Cased Lilac 172
Daisy and Button 172
Lamb's Tongue 173
Swirl 173
Tear Drop 174
Chapter 8 Final Notes 175
Hand Decorated Fenton 175
Rare, Unlisted, and Unusual Fenton 179
Reissues Since 1970 206
Bibliography 208
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