FENTON GIFT SHOP
Marbles with 3-3/4''
Our marbles are made
with Fenton Glass and proudly produced in WV. This Marble Set
includes a generous amount of regular size marbles plus two
shooters and the storage pouch.
2-3/4'' Stars & Stripes
Cranberry Opalescent Hat Vase
This Stars and Stripes
Hat Vase is a lasting symbol of American pride! The French
Opalescent design of Stars and Stripes against our classic
Cranberry glass is complemented beautifully with the Cobalt rim.
Each piece is marked on bottom Stars & Stripes 2001. This
Hat Vase will make a wonderful addition to any patriotic
3'' Patriotic Hippo
Hip-Hip-Hurray...it's the American Way! Handcrafted with pride in
Williamstown, WV. Handpainted and signed by the artist, this
adorable Fenton Gift Shop Exclusive is sure to bring a smile to
the face of any proud patriotic American!
5'' Ruby Amberina Cardinal
This 5" Ruby Amberina
Cardinal figurine will make a lovely gift for a birdwatcher or
figurine collector or treat yourself! Our Ruby glass is
heat-sensitive and this feature creates the wonderful amberina
As a result, the glass color may vary.
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Items featured this week...
the Skill and Tradition
of the American Glassworker
To celebrate the Labor Day holiday,
we would like
to salute our skilled and talented craftsmen at Fenton Art Glass.
In this newsletter we will salute
the Basket Handler. Fenton started creating baskets in the late
1930s. Attaching basket handles requires a great deal of skill.
There's less than 30 seconds to attach and shape a handle before
the glass cools down and is no longer workable.
Nobody does baskets like Fenton Art Glass! The basket shown at
right is a Panel Grape Basket, handcrafted in rich Ruby glass,
from our Christmas 2010 line.
Click on the basket image for
In the 1950s, company President Frank M. Fenton
and his brother Bill Fenton, who was Vice-President, decided that
each Fenton basket handler should have a distinctive mark so
collectors could identify the artisan who created their basket.
These marks are impressed at the base of each side of the handle.
Each handler's mark is essentially circular in shape, but the
designs within the circle
are quite varied. Some of our
handler's marks (past and present) are shown below. If you own a
Fenton basket, be sure to look at the handles to help identify the
Fenton craftsman who helped create it!
Above: Fenton glassworker Brian
Green attaches, applies his handler's mark and shapes the handle
of a 2010 Family Signing Event Exclusive Rosalene Basket. To view more Fenton baskets,
To learn more about our basket
the 2010 Fenton USA glass line,
here. Can't find it online? Contact one of
our Fenton dealers! To locate a Fenton dealer near you,
Fenton USA Internet Specials include
select glass pieces.
Swung Vase is a
patriotic tribute to America! Cobalt Blue glass provides the
for Michelle Kibbe's design on this 7''-8'' Footed
Diamond Optic Swung Vase. The American flag waves majestically in
the air as fireworks light up
the background. The subtle diamond
optic interior and glitter on the fireworks add extra sparkle
to this beautiful piece. Display year round!
Internet Exclusive Price: $55.50
Internet Special Price:
Click image for
Fenton USA Internet Specials.
Fenton Family 2010 Fall Signing Events
Our Fall 2010 Fenton Family Signing Events
will soon be underway! Meet a member of the Fenton family and learn more about Fenton Art
Glass. A Fenton family member will personally sign your
Fenton Family Signing Event Exclusive and all Fenton purchases
during these special events. The next events are
scheduled for September
25-26 with George Fenton making appearances
Click here for the current schedule
and be sure to check back for updates! The 2010 Family Signing Event
Exclusive is this beautiful 6'' American Pattern Basket
handcrafted in Rosalene glass from a mould that originated at
Fostoria Glass. Rosalene contains pure gold in the
formula. Our glassworkers coax the pink tone from within the
molten glass by special reheating techniques. This iridized Basket will be available only at participating Family Signing Event dealers for $49.50 U.S.
Click here to see how our skilled craftsmen create this beautiful
Click on each image
from the Fenton Gift Shop!
3-1/2'' Indigo Blue Elephant
$25.00, Preferred Second
3-3/4'' Indigo Blue Cat
$25.00, Preferred Second