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 RARE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton GRAPE AND CABLE Footed LARGE SIZED Fruit Bowl made in the early 1900's.
The base glass color is highly prized PURPLE! This piece has NO makers mark!This is no reproduction piece. This is a very LARGE and HEAVY piece of glass!
These Fruit Bowls come in two sizes. Most out there in the world are the smaller size. This one is the FENTON VERSION OF THE LARGE SIZE FRUIT BOWL!
Here is an exceedingly gorgeous example for your consideration.... FAR, FAR above average for these or for any piece of Antique Fenton Glass for that matter. The iridescence is ELECTRIC in nature, extremely Rich and Vibrant featuring tremendous BLUE AND PURPLE with Vivid Rainbow Multi-Color!
The inside is just as Spectacular as the outside too further enhancing a dazzling overall presentation... The Visually Striking iridescent features catch the eye and make it a pure pleasure to look at. You ought to hold this thing in your hands and turn it in natural light!If you have been looking for one of these very highly prized LARGE beauties, in PURPLE base glass... A PREMIUM, TOP SHELF example...
Opportunities to own them seldom EVER come along... And you'll be hard pressed to EVER find a finer one in iridescent beauty or condition... Fenton never made them any better! Take a darn good look here. 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 Magnificent specimen in PURPLE... Absolutely exceptional in every regard! Look it over and give it serious consideration.
An extremely elusive, visually Spectacular piece of Antique Fenton Glass. Again there is no makers mark at all. It is antique Fenton at its finest. Every bit as Ultra Rich, Vibrant and Strikingly Gorgeous 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 11 1/4 inches wide at the widest point.
6 5/8 inches tall at the tallest point. A VERY LARGE AND HEAVY PIECE OF GLASS!There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this EXTREMELY ELUSIVE, Ultra Rich, Visually Striking Antique Fenton LARGE SIZED Footed Fruit Bowl. A Massive and Magnificent 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 at all on the on the bottoms of the feet which is extraordinary for this fine Antique Glass. It sits flat and level on a flat surface. I can't make out any wear at all which is exceptional for sure. The iridescence is very vibrant and RICH! Fabulous Rainbow Multi-Color properties from the very center out to the edge. Dazzling visual qualities that catch the eye and attract LOADS of attention. Certainly the interior of this Magnum Beauty does nothing but enhance an incredible overall presentation! THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear around the exterior at all which is truly exceptional for the shape, pattern or this Antique Glass in general. The photographs of the exterior clear show it is exceptional shape. All the way around, the exterior of this one is strikingly RICH and extraordinarily beautiful featuring dazzling Blue and Purple, ELECTRIC in nature, with Vivid Rainbow Multi-Color highlights giving the piece Spectacular eye appeal! The overall luster is mighty impressive! PURE EYE CANDY to admire and enjoy no matter the angle. It lights up a shelf!
They are RARE in this size, and it is exceedingly RARE to find one with and iridescent presentation this strikingly gorgeous! If you have ever dreamed of owning one... You'll be very hard pressed to EVER find another that can come anywhere close to comparing to this one in iridescent beauty or certainly 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 evenly formed all the way around the bowl! The teeth around the top edge have all been accounted for. It shows great balance overall.
The close up photographs clearly show that this Magnificent Jewel has obviously been exceptionally well cared for over the last century... Absolutely kept as a show case without a doubt! Opportunities to own these, in the LARGE SIZE, in PURPLE, seldom EVER comes along, and especially with visual characteristics this Ultra Rich and Strikingly Gorgeous, in this kind of condition! Just try finding another that can come anywhere close to comparing to this Jewel! An extremely elusive, extraordinarily beautiful piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass.That is all I can find on this RARE, Super Rich, Visually Exquisite Antique Fenton LARGE SIZED Footed Fruit Bowl. A phenomenal example of this very elegant and highly prized pattern, extremely difficult to obtain shape and base glass color. Talk about making a statement on display... This one will turn heads!
If you have been searching for an exceedingly beautiful specimen, in PURPLE base glass... One with ULTRA RICH, Spectacular iridescent features inside and out... Here is a PREMIUM, TOP SHELF specimen to admire and enjoy!
Opportunities to own these MAGNUM Gems seldom EVER come along and especially ones that look like this in stellar condition! Certainly its a piece that will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as superb dollar value. It is every bit as Ultra Rich and Exceptionally Gorgeous 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 GLASS FTDLARGE SIZEDFRUIT BOWLPURPLE" is in sale since Monday, August 08, 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.