Dues for 2013

Effective 1/1/13 - 12/31/13 Premium Membership   $45 Premium Associate       $25 Regular Membership    $25 Regular Associate        $5


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March - April '13


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 NFGS enjoy viewing the photos in color, and the visitors to the NFGS website 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.

2013 Premium Membership Mice

Dues for 2013

Effective 1/1/13 - 12/31/13  

Premium Membership -$45 
Premium Associate - $25 
Regular Membership - $25 
Regular Associate - $5

Below left:  Sage Mist mouse
Below right:  Sage Mist Iridized mouse

Sage Mist hasn't been produced since the early 90s.  At that time very few shapes were made, including the NFGS Peacock vases and Happiness Birds.  Our mouse is the first to have an iridized treatment.  All Sage Mist Iridized mice have been claimed.


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Mice & Bears & Baubles - Oh Boy!!                    By Sharon Fenner

Think Spring!!  For NFGS Premium members we have a Buttercup satin mouse ($34) with a cute bluebird & nest design.  For all members we offer a bear ($35) with a colorful floral motif.  Both were designed and painted by CC Hardman.  For our members who enjoy Fenton jewelry, Martha Reynolds designed and painted two beautiful pendants, which are available for $35 each, which includes shipping, handling and insurance.




Critter Corner

By Becki Ann Selby

Fenton did not produce any animal figurines for their own sales on a regular basis until 1978.  At that time the 5162 Bunny, the 5161 Swan and the 5163 Bird were introduced.  Read all about them   in this issue of The Fenton Flyer!




Just 'Cuz it Says Fenton...

By Anne Nelson

In every issue Anne shares ways to determine if a piece is mis-labeled as Fenton. 

The pair of trophy-style vases (right) were advertised as "Pair 1930s Fenton Ebony Dancing Ladies Vases, 7" tall".  The vases were made by L. E. Smith.       

The reamer shown below was made by the Federal Glass Co.




The piece shown (left) was listed on eBay as "Vintage Fenton Perian Pearl White Stretch 9" Footed Bowl Flared & Crimped.  The shape determines it was made by Northwood.


Remember Tom's mantra, "Know your shapes!!" 



Memories In Glass Ornaments    

By Sharon Fenner

These "cookie cutter" shapes were made in 13 different shapes and 14 unique designs for Memories In Glass, a Tulsa, Oklahoma based company.  Each shape has a different Depression Glass pattern, and is made in a "depression glass" color.  Note the intricate detail on Mr. A. A. Bunny (right).  They were sold with the packaging shown below.  Most have the Fenton "F" in an oval and the "MG" logos.






Fenton Art Glass Beasts, Birds & Butterflies by Peggy Whiteneck     

By Millie Coty

A Book Review

Beasts, Birds & Butterflies contains 15 chapters, an introduction, an Appendix and a Bibliography.  In this book, Peggy Whiteneck gives a history and description or each mould, along with at least one  representative individual photograph or group photograph.  In some instances, there are multiple photos.  This 150 page, paperbound book is available for $29.95.


By Perry Winkle


Below:  Persian Pearl stretch 12-1/4" #647 bowl with a Royal Blue crest.




Above:  Custard "Blackberry Spray" #927 fruit nappy (circa 1915).

Below:  Chinese Yellow 9-1/4" #846 bowl on an ornately-patterned metal base.


Below: "Pineapple" Crystal Satin tumbler and a double-crimped whimsy bowl.




Off eBay Finds--                                                      An Extraordinary Epergne Collection

By Ckris Cord

Right:  Fenton Blue Carnival Diamond Lace 10-inch single horn epergne.

Row 1 left:  Fenton Royal Hobnail 10-inch 3-horn epergne.

Row 1 right:  Fenton Topaz Opalescent 10-inch single horn epergne.

Row 2 left:  Fenton Aqua Opalescent Hobnail 10-inch 3-horn epergne.

Row 2 Right:  Fenton Plum Opalescent Thumbprint 10-inch 3-horn epergne.







Right:  On the left is a Red Carnival/Iridized Hobnail and on the right is a Topaz Opalescent Diamond Lace with Black Crest -- 10-inch 3-horn epergnes.

Below left:  Green Opalescent with Blue Crest Thumbprint 10-inch 3-horn epergne.

Below right:  Champagne Opalescent with Sea Mist Green Crest, iridized, Thumbprint 10-inch 3-horn epergne. 




Below:  Fenton Charleton decorated Silver Rose 10-inch 3-horn epergne.  One-of-a-kind per Frank Fenton.

Right:  Photo of Frank M. Fenton with this epergne.  Note the signatures below the photo.








Today's Good Laugh!


Blue Overlay jug and Blue Opalescent Mini Vase - set sold together on eBay.


Fenton Trivia!

Moon Pea



The eBay Barometer:

Old Carnival still sunny/Purr-fect weather for  short-tailed cats

By A. Fenton Fann


Right:  Topaz Opalescent Drapery Optic pitcher with a Cobalt handle - $1,031.76.

Below right:  9-inch Blue Carnival Peacock and Urn plate - $688.90.

Below:  One-of-a-kind Black Chessie box decorated by CC Hardman - $710.00.




Right:  Burmese 'Grand Vertique' Alladin lamp - $500.00.

Below:  Celeste Blue stretch bowl - $947.82.




eBay Finds

By Ckris Cord & H. Pokey

Right:  Rare 1953 Cranberry Opalescent Rib Optic New World wine goblets - $470.57.

Below:  Vasa Murrhina Autumn Orange w/gold flecks student/table lamp - didn't sell.

Fenton Topaz Stretch 891 vase - $158.49.


Below:  Fenton pair Blue Opalescent Coin Dot art glass double handled vases - $282.00.                 MA13_Blue_Coin_Vases.JPG


Right:  Fenton Plum Opalescent Hobnail (apartment size) Epergne - $232.49.

Below:  Scarce Fenton Art Glass Ivory Crest vase - not crimped - $122.50.  Also known as Deco crimp.

Below right:  Fenton double crimped Lime Green Opalescent Hobnail 4-1/2 inch vase  (1952-1955)  Sold for $32.57.

Bottom row left:  Rare Fenton Chinese Yellow Dragon vase, Otto Gertler decorated - $550.00.

Bottom row right:  Fenton Ruby Red 1996 Christmas bell, signed and numbered Limited Edition (retired) - $118.49.









DOTS:  Coin Dot vs. Dot Optic vs. Coin Spot    

By John Walk


Left:  Honeycomb by Fenton for L. G. Wright

Row 1:  (left) Dot Optic by Fenton; (right) Coin  Dot by Fenton

Row 2:  (left) Pitcher - Polka Dot by West Virginia Glass Co.; Cruet: Eye Dot by Fenton for L. G. Wright; Basket: Coin Dot by Fenton; (right) Ruby Overlay Dot Optic by Fenton

Row 3:  (left) Dot Optic (1950s) by Fenton: (right) Eye Dot by Fenton for L. G. Wright

Row 4:  (left) Cruet in Dot Optic by Northwood; vase is Polka Dot by Fenton; (right) Polka Dot by Fenton





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Earning Your Stripes -- A Fondness for Chevron Vases

By S. Holmes


The featured piece is Fenton's six-inch Chevron vase.  A larger version is also recorded, but the maker is unknown.  These vases were created in Pink, Green, Jade, and Black.  Are there other colors out there?  If you know of any, please contact the Flyer editor.





The Addendum

By Keith Thomas

Above:  #900 Persian Pearl Dancing Ladies.

Above:  Another piece of Persian Pearl Dancing Ladies, a #901 fan vase was on display in the Fenton Museum for a time.

They Do Exist!!!

By Anne Nelson

These two custard pieces are extraordinary.  Made in about 1915, the paint is in very good condition, and in three colors.  The Prayer Rug pattern is in silver on the #928 flared nappy (bowl), and in gold on the #5 bon-bon.MA13_Custard_1.JPG


Why Whimsey? 

By Les White

Why do we like whimsies?  Whimsies can reflect our personalities.  We are all unique and works in progress.  Good luck finding that whimsey that best represents your personality.



Make plans to attend the

2013 NFGS Convention

July 27, 28 & 29

Time to make your reservations!

Convention headquarters is the

Comfort Inn, Marietta

Phone the hotel at 740-374-8190

Please mention you are attending the NFGS Convention to get the special rate of $79.99



Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

 Happy Easter!!!