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January 4, 2019

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Fenton Art Glass Presents. . .  Limited Editions & Jewelry Specials!

We continue 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! These beautiful pendants measure approximately 1-7/8" overall in length and include silver or gold-plated fittings. Three of these pendants have color coordinating gemstone accents. The glass portion measures about 1" in length. Choose from the pendants shown below and mention the name and item number in your email order. Originally $75-$85, each pendant is now offered for $35 + $3.50 shipping and handling via USPS.


2015 Taste of Parkersburg
Silver Fittings

GP1-2019


Blue Marble Swirls
Silver w/Blue Accents
GP2-2019


Pink Marble Swirls
Silver w/Pink Accents
GP3-2019


Golden Turquoise Trails
Gold w/Blue Accents
GP4-2019

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. The Iceberg Paperweight was made by Mosser Glass and the other Limited Editions were handcrafted by Mosser Glass, using the Fenton Art Glass moulds, exclusively for the Fenton Gift Shop.

 

Michelle Kibbe has transformed our 11" Opal Satin Alley Cat and our 5" Opal Satin Stylized Cat into White Tigers! Note the distinctive white tiger stripes and beautiful blue eyes on each figurine! You'll love the mischievous grin of the Alley Cat and the elegant pose of the Stylized Cat! Perfect feline pair to collect! The Alley Cat is among the most collectible items in Fenton history. One of Fenton's most popular items since it was first made in 1970, Fenton collectors just can't seem to get enough of the Alley Cat's characteristic grin! Additional views of each piece are shown below.

 

The mould for this piece originated at the U.S. Glass Co. in Tiffin, Ohio during the 1920s and was purchased by Fenton Art Glass in the mid-1960s. Since that time, this whimsical Alley Cat has been made in a rainbow of colors and decorative treatments.

 

Did you know. . . The white tiger is a rare form of Bengal tiger with a unique (recessive) gene inherited from its parents. White tigers are born only when two Bengal tigers that possess the recessive gene are bred together. Currently there are no white tigers in the wild. The entire world population of white tigers lives in captivity. The male white tiger is about eight to just over ten feet in length and the female is about seven to eight and a half feet. The top speed of the white tiger is 60 miles per hour. Their lifespan is between 10 to 20 years.

 

Each White Tiger Alley Cat Figurine is $185 and each White Tiger Stylized Cat Figurine is $95.

Kim Barley's "Mew to You" design on our 8" Opal Satin Chessie Cat Covered Box is both adorable and unique! The black Chessie Cat has curling golden whiskers, white "fang" teeth and mesmerizing green eyes. A dangling spider, golden star wand, black spindly branches, white stars, a pumpkin inside of a tower, and flying bats are painted in the background. Kim added a witch hat and white stars on the back of this piece.

 

The popular "Chessie" cat character was used as a symbol of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. They used this artwork with their slogan that when traveling on their railway you would "sleep like a kitten". In addition to the artist's signature, the base of this box is embossed with the words "Chessie by Fenton".


Each Mew to You Chessie Cat Covered Box is $150.

Pre-orders for the White Tiger Vase and Stylized Cat Figurine and the Mew to You Chessie Cat Covered Box will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday, January 7, 2019. 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. 

Kim Barley created an adorable design on our on our 3.5" Sitting Cat Figurine that coordinates great with the cat depicted on the Chessie Cat Covered Box (shown above). Kim created dark and light areas for the coat and added "freckles" to complete the look. Note those big blue eyes and pink nose! Perfect gift for the cat enthusiast or figurine collector! Each Freckles Sitting Cat Figurine is $75.

Robin Spindler salutes the "Northern Flicker" with her depiction of the western version on this 7" x 5" Cobalt Iceberg Paperweight. Robin's hand painted design is meticulously executed, a tribute to her talent! Note the details on the head and tapered tail feathers. The Northern Flicker design is about 5.25" tall on this 7" tall paperweight. Each Male Northern Flicker Iceberg Paperweight is $100.


Did you know. . . North America has two easily distinguished Northern Flickers: the yellow-shafted of the East, which can be found as far west as Texas and the Great Plains, and the red-shafted Northern Flicker of the West. Flickers are fairly large woodpeckers with a slim, rounded head, slightly downcurved bill, and long, flared tail that tapers to a point. The key difference is the color of the flight-feather shafts, which are either a lemon yellow or a rosy red. Red-shafted forms have a gray face, brown crown, and no nape crescent, while the male has a red mustache stripe. Look for flickers in open habitats near trees, including woodlands, edges, yards, and parks. In the West, you can find them in mountain forests. Each Male Northern Flicker Iceberg Paperweight is $100.

If you like the paperweight then you'll also like this matching Northern Flicker Vase! Robin Spindler hand painted the female and young Northern Flickers on our 9" Opal Satin Vase. The background features the nest cavity of a tree with large rosy pink blossoms and foliage providing the perfect frame for the female Northern Flicker and her young. Each Northern Flickers Vase is $160.

 

Pre-orders for the Freckles Sitting Cat Figurine, Male Northern Flicker Iceberg Paperweight and the Northern Flickers Vase will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Wednesday, January 9, 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. . . Valentine's Day Gift Idea Y Ruby Ringholders!


Kim Barley created two lovely designs for our NEW Ruby glass Ringholder, just in time for Valentine's Day! These 3" diameter Ruby Ringholders are available for $34.50 each plus tax for in-store purchase or $42.50 with USPS shipping included. Choose from the Red Hearts or Bee Mine hand painted design or choose both ─ one to keep and one to give as a gift to someone special!

Fenton Gift Shop is located in a small strip mall at 2242 Williams Hwy., Suite 108, Williamstown, WV 26187, five minutes from the original factory site. Take exit 185 off of I-77. Phone: 800-319-7793 or 304-375-7772, ext. 342. Fenton Gift Shop Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


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 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. (ET).
Items featured this week.

 

At 11.75" tall, this one-of-a-kind hand painted vase in Blue Burmese glass from Fenton artist Michelle Kibbe really makes a statement! The lush, vividly-colored hand painted florals created by Michelle in different hues are sure to attract Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, and Michelle has depicted them in full flight as they eagerly search for nectar. Every brushstroke is meticulously done, and this one-of-a-kind vase is simply spectacular to behold. Note the scrollwork, band and other interesting artistic touches. Blue Burmese is a classic Fenton glass color, made with pure gold in the glass batch, and special reheating techniques by Fenton glassworkers are required to create the distinctive pink blush that collectors love.

Here's a rare opportunity to acquire some interesting historic bank checks from the past years of the Fenton Art Glass Company. We have just 3 sets of these checks to sell. In each set, there are nine different bank checks, as follows: (1) Dollar Savings Bank, Bridgeport, Ohio (our very first bank account, c. 1905); (2) Williamstown National Bank, c. 1907; (3) Williamstown National Bank, Williamstown, West Virginia, c. 1908; (4) Citizens National Bank of Parkersburg, West Virginia, c. 1909; (5) "Dividend Check" First National Bank, Marietta, Ohio, c. 1910; (6) Farmers and Mechanics National Bank, Williamstown, West Virginia, c. 1920s; (7) First National Bank, Marietta, Ohio, c. 1920s; (8) "Petty Cash Fund" Farmers & Mechanics National Bank, Williamstown, West Virginia, c. 1940s-1950s; and (9) JPMorgan Chase Bank, N. A., c. 2000s. These nine Fenton Art Glass Company paper checks are unused and are in excellent condition for their age. These checks will make a wonderful display for any collector of Fenton glass or historic financial documents.

Here's a great chance to acquire a bit of Fenton Art Glass history. Made from original negatives in the Fenton Archives, these two 8x10 photos date from 1907-1908. One 8x10 photo shows the decorating department in considerable detail. Two women hand painting decorations on tumblers are seated at a long table in the foreground, and one man and two women are seated just behind (these three employees are decorating pitchers). Stacks and stacks of glassware seem to be everywhere! The man standing on the left side of the photo is decorating department foreman Otto Goertler, and the man standing at the extreme right in the photo appears to be John W. Fenton, co-founder of the company. The other 8x10 photo shows the cutting department at Fenton Art Glass. A woman employee stands in the left of the photo, and several men employees can be seen behind her. The belts overhead powered the thin copper wheels that were used to do cutting, and many crystal glass items are stacked in the immediate area. On the right side of the photo, just below what appears to be a folded fire hose, several items (swung vases and pitchers) in opalescent glass are on a table. These 8x10 photos of areas in the Fenton Art Glass Company are high-quality black-and-white prints on a special metallic paper to heighten contrast.
These Fenton Art Glass eBay auctions will end at 2 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.


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