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May 25, 2018

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Fenton Art Glass Presents. . . Memorial Day Online Specials!

“I don't have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”
– President Ronald Reagan

"Let every nation know,
whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
– President John F. Kennedy

This beautiful selection of necklaces with bright gold chains are handcrafted using pendants from our remaining inventory. Each pendant is 1-1.25" in length and the necklace is approximately 26"-32" in length and may include decorative charms and/or gemstone accents. Close-ups of each pendant are shown at right.

 

Please email orders for www.fentonartglass.com

as well as your bead and jewelry orders to:

chill@fentonartglass.com.

You'll receive a confirmation email. Please include a daytime phone number, item#, name, advertised price (shown in red) and
the quantity you wish to order, though in many cases just one may be available. Orders
above $50 receive free shipping via USPS. A $3.50 shipping charge will be added to all orders $50 and under.Orders will no longer be processed online.

Necklaces shown, l-r:  11361M18 He Is Risen,  11359MN18 Ballerina Dreams 11510M18 Still Waters, and 11006GM18 Iridescent Hummingbird. These necklaces
are now available for $75 each while supplies last!


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 (11") and shape of this Opal Satin Vase combined with Michelle Kibbe's "majestic Eagle" design will make quite the statement when on display in your home! A stately Bald Eagle poses regally while another soars above the treetops through the blue and white sky. The hand painted details are simply breathtaking! The lush green pines and a mountain range complete the look of this piece. Each Majestic Eagle Vase is $195.

Close-up views show the colorful garland, a gnarly tree, a wide-eyed black cat in a witch's hat rising out of a smiling carved pumpkin, and a spider in its web. Each Boo! Ghost Figurine is $120.

Kim Barley has created a fun and whimsical hand painted Halloween design for our 5.75" Black glass Ghost Figurine! Outstretched arms hold a garland adorned with stars and candy corn and the word "BOO!", which is hand lettered in purple and black.

Michelle Kibbe created a wonderful undersea motif for our Lighthouse Fairy Light! She chose a popular aquarium pet known as the "Moor Goldfish" as her subject. Michelle's hand painted details, including the underwater landscape are remarkable. She created a soft blue background for the top and you can see the lovely glow cast from the tea light. Each Moor Goldfish Lighthouse Fairy Light is $125 and includes a tea light.


This 8" Lighthouse was handcrafted in Opal Satin glass (5" base) and crystal (3" top) at Fenton Collectibles using the Fenton Art Glass moulds that were not used for production before glassmaking halted at Fenton in 2011. Did you know. . . Distinguished by its large eyes, the Moor Goldfish actually has poor eyesight. A significant change in water conditions (pH, hardness, dissolved oxygen, etc.) can produce a color change in the Moor Goldfish. Intense light increases the black coloring and low light conditions result in areas of bronze or red colors.

Pre-orders for the Majestic Eagle Vase, Boo! Ghost Figurine and Moor Goldfish Lighthouse Fairy Light will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday, May 28, 2018. To pre-order these Limited Editions, please contact Fenton Gift Shop at 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 Spindler revives her popular prehistoric designs with a double design offering on an Iceberg Paperweight and Egg on Stand! Rich Cobalt provides the perfect background for Robin's design on our 7" tall x 5.5" wide Cobalt Iceberg Paperweight (made by Mosser). A fearsome T-Rex attempts to get at the nest of Pterodactyl eggs while a parent swoops in to defend the nest. Robin's use of a masking technique and hand painting on the Cobalt glass creates a wonderful effect.


A newborn Pterodactyl "hatches" from its egg on our 3.75" tall Opal Satin Egg on Stand Figurine.
The hand painted details are amazing and meticulously executed. A collector favorite, the Fenton Art Glass "5140 Egg on Stand" was produced in many colors and patterns during the 1970s and 1980s. Fenton began their "Collectible Eggs" series in 1991. This Egg on Stand features a redesigned base by Fenton sculptor Jon Saffell.

Each T-Rex Bandit Iceberg Paperweight is $100.

 

Did you know. . . The Pterodactyl or Pterodatylus, is a kind of Pterosaur or flying reptile. Each Pterodactyl Hatchling Egg on Stand is $85.

 

Kim Barley has transformed our 3.5" Opal Satin Sitting Cat Figurine into an adorable raccoon with large eyes with the trademark black mask and a paw print on the back side. Note the wonderful daisies near the black and white striped tail.

Did you know. . . A Raccoon's paw looks similar to a human hand. They have five toes on each foot and long dexterous fingers which enable them to open latches, untie knots, turn doorknobs and even open jars. Their paw looks like a small person's hand, but with claws at the end of each finger!


Each Raccoon Sitting Cat Figurine is $80.

Pre-orders for the T-Rex Bandit Iceberg Paperweight, Pterodactyl Hatchling Egg on Stand and the Raccoon Sitting Cat Figurine will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Wednesday, May 30, 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!


Visit Fenton Gift Shop. . .

You'll find the perfect gift for any occasion at Fenton Gift Shop! Choose from vintage and new Fenton Art Glass, including one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces. Also available is a variety of unique gifts and handcrafted jewelry.

Shown here are a few of the beautiful selections currently available
at Fenton Gift Shop.

 


Fenton Gift Shop, 2242 Williams Highway, Suite 108, Williamstown, WV  26187
(State Rte. 14 in Boaz, five minutes from the original Fenton Art Glass factory site).
Hours: 10-4 ET Tuesday - Saturday
Phone: 800-319-7793 or 304-375-7772


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 through our weekly eBay auctions. These Fenton Art Glass eBay auctions will end at 2 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, May 30.
Items featured this week. . .

 

With the deep, rich color of Fenton's Aubergine glass for her canvas, Fenton artist Michelle Kibbe designed and hand painted this splendid one-of-a-kind vase (9" tall). You can see the marvelous straight ribs of the glass that look spectacular with light shining through this vase. Michelle's creation features one of America's best known and loved birds, the Goldfinch. Known for its melodious song and distinctive roller-coaster flight, the brightly colored Goldfinch is a delight to hear and see. Michelle's depiction features a male Goldfinch amidst lush purple/white flowers and green foliage, and every hand painted detail is meticulously done. Note the graceful shape of the vase.

 

Here's a great chance to "lock up" a bit of Fenton history! This solid brass padlock is about 3.5" long and weighs about nine ounces.

As you can see from the photos, it's a Best brand padlock, and it has the word "Fenton" in script on one side. The padlock is in "as found" condition with the patina of years on it, but it works perfectly and comes complete with a key and a paperclip on the key. This padlock and others similar to it were used to secure various glass storage areas in the factory of the Fenton Art Glass Company, Williamstown, West Virginia.

 

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 20 glass rod color samples includes the following: various hues of Chocolate (3), various hues of Burmese (3), Jonquil (1), Pekin Blue (1), Rosalene (1), opaque dark green (1), opaque red (1), various hues of blue (3), various hues of ruby (3),
various hues of pink (2), and 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.
These Fenton Art Glass eBay auctions will end at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.



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