I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THE REPEAT BUYERS. I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS, LOYALTY AND COMMUNICATION OVER THE YEARS! MY AUCTIONS ARE ALWAYS NO RESERVE AUCTIONS, HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS, THE WAY AUCTIONS SHOULD BE. SO PLEASE ENJOY AND HAVE FUN WITH THEM! This is a VERY SCARCE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton GRAPE AND CABLE Footed Fruit Bowl made in the early 1900's.
The base glass color is GREEN! This piece has NO makers mark!
This is no reproduction piece. It is a VERY LARGE and HEAVY piece of glass! It makes a Whale of a statement on display just in terms of its sheer size alone! This very elegant and highly prized pattern seldom EVER comes along for sale, in GREEN base glass, and especially with iridescent properties this Fabulous...
Take a good long look! When was the last time you saw one of these, in GREEN base glass AND it is in Stellar Shape? The photographs clearly show the iridescence is FABULOUS for these!
Exceptionally well done for the shape and pattern. It is Pastel in nature, soft, yet obviously quite Rich featuring Splendid Rainbow Multi-Color all the way around, inside and out, giving it dynamic overall eye appeal!
The ever so elegant raised pattern details glisten nicely as natural light strikes the display surface. The beautiful iridescent beauty make this Gem are a pleasure to look at. If you have been looking for one of these prized beauties, in GREEN base glass... Please see the photographs and enjoy... I have showed as many angles and iridescent features as I can cram into 12 photographs.
Dark areas in the photographs are shadows or reflections only. This is a Fantastic opportunity to own a truly exceptional specimen in GREEN base glass... Look it over and give it serious consideration. A PREMIUM, TOP SHELF piece of Antique Fenton Glass.
Again there is no makers mark at all. It is antique Fenton at its very finest. Every bit as Elegant, Rich and exceptionally Beautiful as the photos show. My photos are taken outside in natural indirect sunlight. I never use a flash or props.I never enhance photos, never have, never will. I aim to show you the best iridescent color the piece offers. If the piece looks awesome in the photos... What you see is what you will get!
The piece is 10 inches wide at the widest point. It is 5 3/8 inches tall at the tallest point.A LARGE and HEAVY piece of glass! There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this VERY SCARCE, Rich and Visually Exquisite Antique Fenton Footed Fruit Bowl. A Spectacular piece of this fine antique glass! THE BASE: The mold seams on the base are nice and smooth.
I can't make out any shelf wear on the on the bottoms of the feet which is extraordinary for any piece of this fine Antique Glass. It sits flat and level on a flat surface. THE INTERIOR: The interior display surface of the piece is in great shape.
No wear at all which is extraordinary for the shape and pattern. It looks like it was never used for anything but display throughout its 100 year old history.
The iridescence throughout the interior surface of this Grand Beauty is Pastel in nature... Yet very Vibrant and Lovely featuring Beautiful Rainbow Multi-Color throughout with Superb overall luster. Exquisite iridescent qualities that does nothing but enhance a truly Gorgeous overall presentation. THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear at all around the exterior which is extraordinary for any piece of this fine old glass. The iridescence all the way around, is Pastel in nature, yet VERY RICH and features Fantastic Rainbow Multi-Color giving the piece FANTASTIC eye appeal no matter how it is displayed!A PREMIUM, TOP SHELF example in ever regard. The very elegant raised pattern details glisten with zest as natural light strikes the display surface at any angle.
These very seldom EVER come along for sale, in GREEN, and especially with iridescent presentations this Superb in Stellar Condition! A Whale of a piece of Antique Fenton Glass.
THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The ruffles are nicely done all the way around the piece. The teeth around the top edge have all been accounted for. It sits nice and level, shows great balance. The close up photographs clearly show that this Exceptionally Beautiful Gem has obviously been exceptionally well cared for over the last century...
Absolutely kept as a show case without a doubt. Opportunities to own them, in GREEN, with iridescence this Gorgeous, in Fantastic shape, are RARE!You'll be very hard pressed to ever find a finer one that can come anywhere close to comparing to this Jewel in iridescent beauty and condition! A Very Elusive, Rich, Stunningly Beautiful piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this VERY SCARCE, Visually Exquisite Antique Fenton Footed Fruit Bowl.
A Grand and Gorgeous example of this very elegant and highly prized pattern, shape and base glass color. If you have been searching for an exceptionally beautiful specimen, in GREEN base glass...One with Vibrant, Colorful iridescent characteristics inside and out and all the way around... Opportunities to own them are RARE!
You'll be hard pressed to find another than can come anywhere close to comparing to this Magnum Jewel in iridescent excellence and condition. It makes a Whale of a statement on display in terms of its sheer size alone...
And it is packed with Outstanding iridescent properties making it a pleasure to look at! Certainly its a piece that will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as excellent dollar value. It is every bit as Rich, Elegant and Amazingly Beautiful as the photographs show! I fully intend it to be that way, no glitz and glamour.I find it completely fascinating. There is nothing else like it in the world of antiques...
The historical pieces I sell are part of our history, as a country, and made right here in the good ole' USA unless I state otherwise. They represent a time when America made things, great things...Before it was popular to sell this country out! The photographs say it all! Nothing else needs to be done or said. I do my best to point out damage or wear issues with the pieces I offer. True antique glass always has some manufacturing marks. It was made a century ago and mass produced... Well before quality was an idea. Well before Cell Phones, Computers or any technology at all. It is hard for people to comprehend that today, but it is fact. The working conditions were unbearable by today's standards, yet the hard working American's of this era produced some of the most amazing items ever made.
Manufacturing marks within the glass are part of the charm of this period in time. If there is a manufacturing mark that is out of the ordinary...
Such as excessive, contained, bubbles throughout the glass or a manufacturing heat check... Normal manufacturing marks such as straw marks, stretch marks, enclosed bubbles, light tool marks, though, will not be mentioned and should certainly be anticipated.
Look over the many photos provided. If typical manufacturing marks bother you... Please ask questions up front! I will readily answer questions as diligently as I can. It will further your appreciation and hone your interest.I highly recommend David Doty's Carnival Glass Website. I also find his Field Guides extremely helpful if you can find them, there are several. They are the best guide to learning patterns, especially the 2000 updated version. I also recommend Edwards and Carwile's Carnival Glass Encyclopedia... There are several editions published.
They cover the widest array of patterns of any guide I have seen and the text is excellent. There are other very worthy materials out there that will help you learn and grow, as well as numerous clubs and organizations.
I use premium ONE INCH bubble wrap (not the cheap 1/4 inch) and foam peanuts to package the pieces exclusively. I take great pride in packaging these wonderful pieces of history VERY well... Like they deserve to be packaged and I like them packaged for me.
I never know how an item will sell. My goal, however, is to NEVER have a damaged piece of glass... My feedback comments prove my diligence in that regard.
Running No Reserve Auctions do not always allow me to do that... For repeat buyers I certainly will! I don't advertise it...
I just do it when I send the invoice. It is my way of saying THANK YOU! I run 7 to 10 day auctions with plenty of photos, text and lots of time for questions if needed. The item "Fenton GRAPE & CABLE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS FTD FRUIT BOWLSCARCE GREEN" is in sale since Thursday, October 20, 2016.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Carnival Glass\Vintage (Pre-1940)\Fenton". The seller is "bigrigg1107" and is located in Mooresville, Indiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.