Fenton Label History
Presented below are Fenton labels of various kinds that were applied to glassware since 1921, along with a definition of each.
Illustrated Labels From 1921 - 2005
Color: Only black and white copy available.
Color: The outer rim and printing is silver and background is ivory.
Color: Blue - part of the company letterhead.
Circa 1939 to 1947-48
Color: Silver label with silver print and greenish-yellow background. Two styles used: Handmade in America by Fenton and Handmade by Fenton.
Color: Red and white; may have been used for shop samples.
Circa 1949 to 1952-53
Colors: Yellow on silver: 1949 Yellow: 1950 Brown: 1950 Blue: 1950 - 1952-53 Gold: 1950 - 1952-53
Circa 1949-50 to 1957
Color: Used on Milk Glass in two designs. Dark background is red with silver print and light background is silver with red print.
Circa 1952-53 to 1957
Color: Brown with silver print. Gold (greenish yellow) with silver print. Foil with blue & silver.
Circa 1957 to 1971
Color: Magenta and blue. The "worker" label.
Circa 1957 to 1971
Color: Magenta & blue for Milk Glass. The print reads Milk Glass Handmade.
Circa 1968 to 1982-85
Color: Black & white. Used on handpainted items with other labels.
Circa 1970 to 1985
Color: Black & gold. This "glassworker" label has rounded edges.
Circa 1982 to 1985
Color: White & black, used on handpainted items, with other labels.
Circa 1985 to 1996
Color: Silver & black. Bottom portion is for price & it can be removed. three styles used: Handmade, Handpainted and Quality Giftware.
Circa 1990 to 1995
Color: Silver and black This label was used on special order items such as QVC, and does not list price information.
Circa 1997 to Current
Color: Silver and black Three styles were used: Handmade, Handpainted and Quality Giftware. The price portion was separate from the label.
Color: Silver & black Used on all ware to denote our 95th Anniversary.
Color: Silver & black Used on all ware to denote our 100th Anniversary.