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FENTON FLYER FOTOS

SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2013

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This page is designed to complement The Fenton FlyerThe Fenton Flyer is printed in black and white, with color highlights on several pages, but without full color photos.  We hope the members of the NFGSenjoy viewing the photos in color, and the visitors to the NFGSwebsite enjoy them and are curious to learn more about the articles they represent.  To learn more about the NFGS or to join, please visit the Membership page by clicking on the title in the panel on the left or on the bottom of this page.


 

Banquet Auction Results

By Sharon Fenner

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Item # Banquet A (left) - Burmese One-of-a-Kind  "Patches" Doll designed and hand-painted by JK (Robin) Spindler, was won by an absentee bidder.

Item #Banquet B (below) - an Opal Chessie Box with a companion Curious Cat decorated in a "Tiger" design by CC Hardman, was won by a convention attendee.

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NFGS 23rd Annual Convention Pin 

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is the cutest annual pin offered to the NFGS members.  The Lop-ear Bunny was the first Fenton critter decorated in the NFGS exclusive "Patches" design.  The pins are available to members for   $6 each.  They are available to members.  Please place your order today!

 

 

 

 

Exclusive NFGS Glass for 2013              

Visit the Fenton Exclusives page for individual pictures, descriptions, prices and ordering information.  Quantities are limited.

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Wedding Joy at Convention

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 July 24 aboard the Valley Gem Sternwheeler

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The Fenton Barometer:  Dog Days of Summer

By Doug McIntosh

Below:  The big winner for this period, June 9 through  July 26,  was a 1941 Blue Opalescent handled cookie jar bringing $1,125 from 22 bids.

Top right:  Another top seller was a Red Carnival 9-inch Holly bowl bringing $546.94 from 22 bids.

Bottom right:  This beautiful Violet Opalescent hobnail 14-piece punch set brought $516 from 3 bids.

The forecast is for more calm weather, with only an occasional pop-up 'storm' of higher prices.   

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"Just Cuz" it Says Fenton

"Know your Fenton shapes!"

By Anne Blackmore

 

 

 

There are way too many pieces mis-labeled as Fenton   out there.  Here are some more examples.

Right: Olive Green Large Epergne -  likely Italian

Below:  Pink Deco Style Bedroom Lamps

Bottom:  Bottom of Eagle Jar

Bottom right:  Ruby Red Covered Jar with Eagle Possibly made by Indiana Glass 

This is a regular column in The Fenton Flyer.  NFGS members have access to tips and hints for avoiding a disappointing purchase.  Knowing Fenton characteristics  is very important when determining if a piece is Fenton.

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Rare #1639 Sugar and Creamer...            Times Two is Four Times the Fun

The "Elizabeth" pattern pieces were made from 1930 to 1933, typically bi-color.  If you have a "solid" set in   another color, please contact the Flyer editor.

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Awesome Table Displays....

We had 24 gorgeous displays of Fenton glass highlighting the ballroom at the 23rd convention!

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Make Plans to attend the

24th Annual NFGS Convention

July 26, 27, & 28, 2014

Enjoy a cruise on the Valley Gem!!

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Stretch Glass Society Convention

July 23 - 25, 2014

 

 

 

Oglebay Glass Museum - A Day is Hardly Enough! 

By Anne Blackmore

 

The Oglebay Glass Museum, located in Wheeling, WV houses one of the most fantastic glass collections, which focuses on glass made in the immediate area.  That collection is fairly extensive and contains many exclusive and exquisite pieces.  

Right:  Window glass made by J & C Ritchie Co.

Below:  Sweeny Punch Bowl

Below right 1:  Display of Wheeling Peach Below

Below right 2:  Display of Frances Ware

Below left 2:  Crimping tool 

Below right 3:  Cameo broach Northwood created for his wife Clara

                    

   

 
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Below:  Royal Oak, Royal Ivy, Opalescent, and red-flashed tableware                                         Right:  Bowl with four crests Nwood_ROyal_Ivy.jpg

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Below:  Display of art glass made by Central Glass Company - in blue                                   Right:  Decorated Northwood pitchers, etc. Bottom left:  Northwood Custard with stains Bottom right:  Central Glass Company's Log Cabin line

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Right:  Daisy and Button 10-inch fan vase in unusual Mermaid Blue

Below:  A #550 footed bowl in Chinese Yellow possibly produced in the 1920s

Below bottom:  Persian Blue two-handled bon-bon in the Lotus and Grape pattern - a first in this pattern

Right bottom:  Unlisted #550 12-inch panel bowl in Cameo Opalescent

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To ALL the NFGS Volunteers!!  Because of you the NFGS Convention gets better with every passing year!!  Thank you!!

 

 

 

A Visit to the Corning Museum of Glass

By Anne Blackmore

Right:  Chartreuse sculpture by Dale Chilhuly

Left column from top:  Bowl of very large fruit

Eagle or falcon's head thought to be from handle of a dagger

Philip Partgeter/Red House Glass Works reproduction of famous Portland vase

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Right column from top:  Chihuly sculpture

Examples of old Corning

English cameos, most created by George Woodall

Low bowl with rayed design on bottom - very similar to modern pieces

Ancient footed bowl

Examples of Steuben

Display of glass designed by Frederick Carder                                                                       

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Fenton Archaeology....Exceptional Early Fenton Found On Line or in the Wild

 

Right:  Topaz Stretch Fan Vase with a Flower Block

Below:  Topaz Opalescent Dancing Ladies Urn

Below right:  Persian Pearl Large Funeral Vase

Bottom:  Fenton Flame Bowl - Iridized, #2007, 9-inch bowl with swirled effects and color variation.

 

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Right:  Celeste Blue Early Offhand Hanging Hearts Vase 

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Make plans now to attend the 24th Annual NFGS Convention July 26, 27, & 28, 2014.

Exclusive Glass * Seminars * Banquet Dinner Cruise * Bingo * Glass Displays