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December 28, 2018

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Fenton Art Glass Presents. . .  New Year's Specials!

We are clearing out the remaining inventory of made in America Fenton Art Glass pendants. These larger style pendants, handcrafted at the Fenton Art Glass factory by our talented artisans, make the perfect fashion accessory! Choose from an assortment of glass treatments, ranging from Vasa Murrhina or Cased Glass to Decorated or Embossed.


Moonstruck
GP1-1218


Oceans at Midnight
GP2-1218


Golden Clouds
GP3-1218


Pirouette Silhouette
GP4-1218


Glittering Lights
GP5-1218


Spring Splendor
GP6-1218


La Rosa
GP7-1218


Joy
GP9-1218


Faith, Hope & Love
GP10-1218


Nantucket
GP11-1218

These beautiful pendants measure from 1-1/4" to 1-3/4" overall in length and include silver-plated fittings. Several may also have color coordinating gemstone accents. The glass portion measures from 3/4" to 1-1/4" in length. Choose from the pendants shown above and mention the name and item number in your email order. Originally $75-$85, each pendant is offered at our New Year Special price of $35 + $3.50 shipping and handling via USPS.

 

Don't delay sending your order in an email to chill@fentonartglass.com as there is just one of each selection available. Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in our other handcrafted jewelry, please click on the links below.

u Collegiate Jewelry. . . Click here!   
u Handcrafted Beads with Sterling Silver Cores. . .
Click here!

u Handcrafted Jewelry Accessories. . . Click here!

 HOW TO PLACE YOUR FENTON JEWELRY ORDER
ORDERS ARE NO LONGER PROCESSED ONLINE.

Please specify the  name and item# and email your order to chill@fentonartglass.com
You'll receive a confirmation email. Please include your name and address, daytime phone number, price, and the quantity you wish to order, though in many cases just one may be available (first come, first served). Orders above $50 receive free shipping via USPS. A $3.50 shipping charge is added to all orders $50 and under. Orders are no longer processed online and must be submitted via an email as detailed here.


NEW Limited Editions from Fenton Gift Shop. . .

We are pleased to offer these new Limited Edition selections for pre-orders. Each piece features a hand painted design and will be signed, numbered and dated 2019 by one of our talented designers. These Limited Editions were handcrafted by Mosser Glass, using the Fenton Art Glass moulds, exclusively for the Fenton Gift Shop.

Michelle Kibbe has created a fantastic rendition of the tiny Saw-whet Owl for our 11" Opal Satin Vase. A golden-eyed owl rests on a branch on one side and another owl looks out from its tree nest on the other side of this vase. Michelle's design encircles this vase and is stunning however it is displayed.

 

Did you know. . . With its big yellow eyes, disproportionately large head, and almost cat-like look to its face, the Saw-whet Owl is one of the cutest of its species! Their large eyes help them see in low light. Saw-whet Owls have a bony ring around each eye, which protects the eye and gives it shape. The Northern Saw-whet Owl is mentioned in the Grateful Dead song "Unbroken Chain." Each Saw-whet Owl Vase is $190.

Our 2.75" Mouse Figurine is ready to welcome 2019 in style! Designed and painted by Kim Barley, this figurine sports all the festive symbols we use to celebrate the new year: champagne bottle and glass, party streamers, a clock nearly at the midnight hour, pink lips posed for a New Year's kiss, a golden bow tie, and the words "Happy New Year" hand lettered on one ear. Kim added a golden sash with "2019" across the figurine's front. As always, Kim added her whimsical touch to the expression on the face! A "must have" for figurine collectors! Each Happy New Year 2019 Mouse Figurine is $80.

 

Below: Michelle Kibbe's recent "Playful Penguins" design has proven very popular! So she decided to continue this theme on our Opal Satin Snowman (4") and Snowlady (3.75"). Each figurine has a penguin playing in the snow, one skating and another getting ready for a snowball fight! Michelle added color coordinated details and trim on each figurine. Note the snowflake on the Snowlady's hat and the rosy cheeks, bright carrot nose and smiling faces on these delightful figurines. Each Playful Penguins Snow Couple Figurine Set is $140.

Pre-orders for the Saw-whet Owl Vase, Happy New Year 2019 Mouse, and the Playful Penguins Snow Couple Figurines will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday, December 31, 2018. 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 so we may follow-up on your request. 

Robin Spindler chose to depict the magnificent Black Panther on this impressive 11.75" Opal Satin Vase. The true-to-life hand painted details on the panthers, butterfly and flowers are amazing and a tribute to Robin's talent. Lush coral-colored flowers encircle the vase and provide a magnificent frame for the Black Panther mother watching over her cub. The cub has its big blue eyes on a blue and black winged butterfly seeking nectar from a nearby flower. Robin will also add the name "Black Panther" to her signature on each vase. Additional views of this vase are shown below, as well as images of the coordinating Black Jewel Stylized Cat Figurine. Each Black Panther Vase is $230.

 

Did you know. . . The "black panther" is actually either a black jaguar of the Americas or a black leopard of
Asia and Africa. This animal has characteristic spots, but they are often too hard to see because of the darkness of the animal's fur. Female panthers are generally called “she-panthers" and baby panthers are known as cubs. The black panther is often called "the ghost of the forest'" because it's dark coat helps it hide and stalk prey very easily, especially at night. Great swimmers and one of the strongest tree climbing big cats, black panthers often pounce on prey from a tree. They are capable of leaping up to 20 feet to catch their prey.

 

Black Cat Figurine: A wonderful addition to any cat or figurine collection! This 4.5" Black Stylized Cat Figurine has a golden butterfly accent and a gemstone collar (color may vary) that really sparkles! The body is a glossy black. Robin Spindler created wonderful hand painted details on the face. Note those bright blue eyes, pink nose and ears. Each Black Jewel Stylized Cat Figurine is $90.

Below: Kim Barley created a serene winter scene on this 6.25" Opal Satin Tree. The entire figurine is airbrushed in a pale green shade and Kim added several pine cones to snow-covered branches. A brilliant red cardinal perches on a branch. Perfect to display all season long! Each Pine Cones & Cardinal Tree Figurine is $60. 

Pre-orders for the Black Panther Vase, Black Jewel Stylized Cat Figurine and the Pine Cones & Cardinal Tree Figurine will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2018. 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 so we may follow-up on your request. 


Fenton Gift Shop. . .
Gifts for All Ages and All Occasions!

Complete your holiday shopping at Fenton Gift Shop with a varied selection of handcrafted jewelry, Christmas trees in Ruby, figurines, vases, fairy lights, candy boxes, ring holders in Opal Satin and Ruby glass, and more! Available hand painted or unadorned. Choose from new and vintage beautiful handcrafted glass gifts suitable for any occasion.


Fenton Gift Shop is located in a small strip mall at 2242 Williams Highway, Suite 108, Williamstown, WV 26187, just five minutes from the original factory site. Take exit 185 off of I-77.

 

Visitors to our area: Stop at the West Virginia Welcome Center and pick up a Visit Fenton Gift Shop card with a special discount!


Attention Local Fenton Fans:
Be sure to check your local newspaper in December for special "in store" discounts! Special savings on the remaining inventory of Fenton Art Glass handcrafted jewelry and glass gifts for all occasions! Save $ now on the perfect Valentine's Day gift!
Inquiries: 800-319-7793 or 304-375-7772, ext. 342

 

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fenton Gift Shop will be closed on 1/1/19.


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 one-of-a-kind glass creation or items from Fenton's 112+ year history through our weekly Fenton Art Glass eBay auctions. These Fenton Art Glass eBay auctions will end on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at 2 p.m. (ET). Items featured this week.

Here's a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Fenton history! This is the last remaining colored door panel, and it's the ONLY one in Colonial Orange, a Fenton glass color from the 1960s! In the mid-1960s, the Fenton Art Glass Co. office area and the Fenton Gift Shop underwent considerable remodeling. Attractive brick facing was constructed on exterior areas, and the iconic "Clarence" figure was mounted above the gift shop entrance. Colored glass panels, made by skilled glassworkers at Fenton, were placed around the entrance door to the Fenton Gift Shop and around the entrance door to the reception area of the Fenton Art Glass Company. Demolition of the Fenton factory is complete, and a new school is being built at the site. The colored glass panels were saved and offered for sale. THIS IS THE LAST FENTON DOOR PANEL IN ANY COLOR, THERE ARE NO MORE! This one-of-a-kind Colonial Orange glass panel is 11.75" tall by 8.75" wide. There are a few minor chips near the edges on the back side of this panel. This Colonial Orange glass panel has been signed, inscribed as one-of-a-kind with "OOAK" and dated 2018 by Fenton Art Glass Co. president George Fenton and by Fenton Gift Shop president Randy Fenton. A certificate of authenticity is also included.

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 the Fenton Art Glass Co. from September 1, 1960 until his death at age 40 in October 1969. In addition to his day-to-day duties involving glass batch mixing and other aspects of production, Charlie was a research chemist. In the 1960s, company president Frank M. Fenton was very interested in having Fenton recreate historic glass colors such as Jacob Rosenthal’s Chocolate from the earliest years of the twentieth century. Goe worked on developing various glass colors during his time at Fenton. This assortment of 16 glass color samples includes the following: Chocolate (3), blue (3), light blue-green (1), gray (2) topaz (2), black (1) and ruby (4). 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 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.

Inspired by the c. 1907-1908 photo of the Fenton Art Glass decorating department, award-winning designer Robin Spindler recaptured this wonderful moment in time with vivid color on a one-of-a-kind hand painted plate (8" d.). This auction is for the plate and the 8x10 photo, too! The plate is Opal Satin glass, and Robin began by delicately airbrushing a background in light purple tones. Then she carefully sketched in some of the people who appear in the background of that c. 1907-1908 photo. Finally, she hand painted a truly remarkable color portrait of one of the women decorators from the foreground of the photo. Every brushstroke is meticulously done, and the effect is just great. When we first saw this plate, we really felt like we were looking into the past! The 8" x 10" photo you will receive was made from an original negative in the Fenton Archives, and it's printed on a special metallic paper to emphasize contrast ... perfect for framing. This one-of-a-kind hand painted plate is identified, signed and dated on the reverse side: "Fenton 2018 hand painted by J. K. Spindler OOAK Fenton Art Glass Decorating Dept. 1907-08".
These Fenton Art Glass eBay auctions will end at 2 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.


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