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March 30, 2018

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Happy Easter from Fenton Art Glass
and Fenton Gift Shop. . .

For the first time since 1956, Easter Sunday falls on April 1 ─
or April Fool's Day. Since 1900, Easter has fallen on April Fool's Day only four times - 1923, 1934, 1945 and 1956. It won't happen again until 2029.

Did you ever wonder why the date of Easter changes each year? In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday falls on the next full moon after Spring Equinox. Easter may fall as early as March and as late as April or May, depending on the year and calendar used. Christians in the East who use the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar may have a different date. The date of Easter changes because the full moon can fall on different days in different time zones.

 

We celebrate Good Friday and Easter with an online special on our remaining inventory of handcrafted jewelry. These items are available while supplies last. In many cases there may be just one of an item. Visit our web site: www.fentonartglass.com or click on the categories shown below to browse the current offerings. We are having issues with our online shopping cart. Please email any requests and orders to chill@fentonartglass.com and include a daytime telephone number. You'll receive a confirmation email. If you sent an email or placed an order within the last month and you haven't received any reply, please send another email so we may follow-up on your order. Include the item# and name, the advertised price (shown in red) and the quantity you wish to order. Orders above $50 will receive free shipping via USPS. A $3.50 shipping charge will be added to all orders $50 and under.


11083  - $45, Now $18  Imagine Pendant Buy Now!


11084 - $45, Now $18 Joy Pendant Buy Now!


11089 - $45, Now $18  Hope Pendant Buy Now!

11359, $49.50 Now $24.75 Buy Now!
Pirouette Silhouette Leather Cord Bracelet


11103 Chocolate Satin Drop $10.50, Now $7.35 Buy Now!

11104 Ivory Iridized Drop
$10.50, Now $7.35 Buy Now!


NEW Limited Editions from Fenton Gift Shop. . .
We are pleased to offer new Limited Edition selections for pre-orders. Each piece features a hand painted design and will be signed, numbered and dated by one of our talented designers. These Limited Edition pieces were made by Mosser, using the Fenton moulds, exclusively for the Fenton Gift Shop.

The impressive size of our 11.5" Opal Satin Vase provides the perfect canvas for Michelle Kibbe's landscape scene featuring a buck deer with his mate. The back of the vase includes a wooden fence and Michelle added pinstripe accents around the bottom. The meticulous hand painted details are a testament to Michelle's talents and skills as an artist. Note the majestic 8-point antler rack on the buck. . . and those eyes! This vase will create many a conversation when on display in your home! Each Buck 'n Doe Vase is $240.

Our 11" Jadeite Alley Cat with the mischievous smile appears happy that Spring has arrived and we are too!  Michelle Kibbe's design includes lush Irises in hues of purple with white flower accents and a beautiful Monarch butterfly that really sets off this design! Michelle continues the Iris floral design on the back of the figurine. She hand painted the flowers in such fine detail that you almost want to reach out and touch them! Each Butterfly Among Irises Alley Cat Figurine is $195.

Michelle Kibbe has our popular 6.75" Bridesmaid Doll dressed in her Spring finery! Delicate Spring flowers adorn the ruffled top and bottom of her gown and complement the bouquet. Michelle added golden cross-hatch accents on the bow of the belt for the dress. Each Springtime Floral Bridesmaid Doll Figurine is $100.

 

Pre-orders for the Buck 'n Doe Vase, Butterfly Among Irises Alley Cat Figurine and Springtime Floral Bridesmaid Doll Figurine will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday, April 2, 2018. To place your pre-order, please call Fenton Gift Shop: 1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or email: purchasing@fentongiftshop.com and include the names of the items you want to purchase in the subject line as well as your full name and daytime phone number. You may also request we add your email address to our mailing list for future Limited Edition specials!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Robin celebrates the rare Madagascar Pochard Duck with this 5" Opal Satin figurine. Each figurine will be signed, dated and numbered by Robin. She will also add the name of the duck to the figurine. Did you know. . . The Madagascar Pochard is an extremely rare diving duck. Thought to be extinct in the late 1990s, the species was rediscovered in Madagascar in 2006. As of March 2013, the population is around 80 individuals. Each Madagascar Pochard Duck Figurine is $75.

Robin Spindler's "Sunrise Fisherman" design on our 9.75" vase showcases nature's beauty in the morning. Her hand painted details are marvelous. . . from the rising sun casting a soft yellow light on the water, the white outbuilding in the foggy background and pine trees to the watchful deer and Madagascar Pochard Ducks. The fisherman in his johnboat appears to enjoys the peace and quiet of his morning. Each Sunrise Fisherman Vase is $150.


Kim Barley celebrates all the fun of Halloween with her "Witches Way" design on our 5.75" Opal Satin Ghost figurine. Her hand painted details include a silhouette of a witch on a broom with a full moon and stars in the background. The hand lettered signs post these warnings: "Creepy Cove", "Beware" "Dead End", and "Go Back"! Kim also hand lettered the words "Witches Way" with an arrow pointing right on the front of this figurine. Kim's hand painted details are splendid: a gnarly black tree with a skull resting on a branch, a black cat popping up out of a not-so-friendly pumpkin and a witch hat on the back side of the figurine. Each Witches Way Ghost Figurine is $120 and limited to 22 figurines.

 

Pre-orders for the Madagascar Pochard Duck Figurine, Sunrise Fisherman Vase and Witches Way Ghost Figurine will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. To place your pre-order, please call Fenton Gift Shop: 1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or email: purchasing@fentongiftshop.com and include the names of the items you want to purchase in the subject line as well as your full name and daytime phone number. You may also request we add your email address to our mailing list for future Limited Edition specials!


Fenton Gift Shop has a limited quantity of glass pendants handcrafted by Dave Fetty for $75 each + Free USPS shipping.

 

These glass pendants are available while supplies last and were handcrafted by Dave at Mosser Glass. Dave's personal stamp and hand-written signature are on the back of each pendant (clean with care).  Sizes and colors vary, but most are about 1-1/2" in diameter. A 24" chain is provided with each pendant. Please contact Fenton Gift Shop and mention the number (shown in the photo 1-5) of the pendant you wish to purchase.


Each Dave Fetty handcrafted Pendant is $75 + Free Shipping.

 

Please call: 800-319-7793,
ext. 342 or 304-375-7772
or send an email: purchasing@fentongiftshop.com


Fenton Gift Shops . . . Unique Gifts for All Occasions!

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET   Tuesday-Saturday     800-319-7793     304-375-7772

Visit Fenton Gift Shop and browse our beautiful selection of handcrafted Fenton Art Glass available in a rainbow of colors and glass treatments. Choose from limited edition and vintage Fenton Art Glass, handcrafted Fenton jewelry and unique gift ideas for any occasion. Shown at left are some of the current selections available.

 

Fenton Gift Shop is located in Boaz (on State Route 14, just five minutes from the Fenton factory site) at 2242 Williams Highway,
Ste. 108, Williamstown, WV 26187.


Glass Identification Requests. . .

We no longer have staff to research inquiries about glass: value, history, identification, etc. Reference books on Fenton Art Glass do not include current price guides. We suggest you contact your local antiques dealer, the local library, or one of the collector clubs: http://www.fentonartglass.com/collectors. The Williamstown Antique Mall (local) may also provide assistance: 304-375-6315 or email: antiquemall@suddenlinkmail.com. A piece like yours may be listed on eBay, which can provide current pricing information. Otherwise, please send email inquiries about glass "production" to: askfenton@fentonartglass.com


Fenton Art Glass eBay Auctions. . .

Here's your opportunity to own a beautiful "one-of-a-kind" art glass creation or items from Fenton's past through our weekly eBay auctions. Fenton's eBay auctions end at 2 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, April 4.
Items featured. . .
 

Here's a wonderful one-of-a-kind hand painted vase (7.5") from talented Fenton artist Michelle Kibbe. This splendid vase is cased glass (lustrous Black interior and Opal Satin exterior), and the pure white background became the perfect canvas for Michelle's remarkable depictions of five different horses. All the rich colors and hand painted details are simply marvelous, from the expressive eyes to the poses and attitudes of each majestic horse. Note the hand painted bands that accent the vase.

This one-of-a-kind hand painted "Horses" vase is identified, dated and signed on the underside: "hand painted by M. Kibbe 2018 OOAK".

Here's a unique opportunity to acquire some Fenton history! These glass rods are color samples of Fenton glass from the 1960s. The rods were made under the direction of glass chemist Charles “Charlie” Goe, who was employed at Fenton from September 1, 1960 until his death at age 40 in October 1969. Charlie was a research chemist. In the 1960s, company president Frank M. Fenton was interested in having Fenton recreate historic glass colors such as Burmese from the 1880s, Bastow’s opaque pink from about 1900, and Jacob Rosenthal’s Chocolate from the earliest years of the twentieth century. Goe worked on developing these glass colors during his time at Fenton, and his greatest achievements were creating formulas for Fenton’s Burmese glass and Rosalene glass. This assortment of 24 glass rod color samples includes the following: various hues of Burmese (4), various hues of Chocolate (4), various hues of Rosalene (4), various hues of opaque red (4), various hues of opaque orange (4), black (1), opaque blue (1), opaque yellow (1), and semi-opaque pink (1). These glass rods were made by gathering a small quantity of glass from a “test pot” on a punty and rolling it on a steel plate called a marver. Because of the process used to make them, the rods will vary somewhat in length and in diameter; typically, each rod is slightly more than 2-1/2” long and about 1/4" to 3/8” in diameter. Each rod has a paper label that records a coded reference for the glass batch, the specific date (month, day and year), and whether the glass is unfinished (”unfin”) or finished (“fin”). Unfinished means that the molten glass was taken from the pot, and the rod was created immediately. Finished means that the glass was taken from the pot, allowed to chill briefly, and subsequently reheated before creating the rod.

 

The Black Crest treatment is among the most interesting and unusual of all the Fenton Art Glass "crest" items. This Black Crest basket (7.25" tall) dates c. 1969-70, and Fenton historian James Measell recalls speaking with Bill Fenton about this unique color combination. "Bill had talked with the glassware buyer at the Higbee department store in Cleveland," Jim said, "and black and white was all the rage in fashions at the time. Bill tried to interest the Higbee staff in placing a special order but was not successful, so he decided to sell a grouping of Black Crest items through the Fenton Gift Shop." This Black Crest basket (7237 BC in Fenton's records) is one of those items, made during that very brief period nearly 50 years ago. At that time, the most skilled glassworkers were using their distinctive "handler's marks" when making baskets, and the mark on this Black Crest basket is that of Junior Thompson. These auctions will end on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.



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