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 HOLLY Ruffled Hat made in the early 1900's.The base glass color is rarely ever seen MARIGOLD OVER MOONSTONE. This piece has NO makers mark! This is no reproduction piece. This is a very difficult piece to find!
When was the last time you saw one in MOONSTONE? And it is a beautiful example as well featuring lots of vivid PINK highlights inside and out making it very easy to display and exceptionally attractive in natural light. A heck of an opportunity to own one of these elegant beauties in this rare base glass color. The visual characteristics are extremely eye catching. It sure makes for a Fabulous piece on exhibit.
If you have been looking for one of these elusive beauties in MOONSTONE, one with a very attractive overall presentation... A piece that stands out in a crowd and gets noticed... 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 super opportunity to own a Fantastic piece! So beautiful, so elegant and darn difficult to find! Look it over and give it serious consideration.A truly elusive, absolutely beautiful 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 and Visually Exquisite 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 5 1/2 inches wide at the widest point. 3 7/8 inches tall at the tallest point.
There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this VERY ELUSIVE, Rich, Gorgeous Antique Fenton Ruffled Hat. An exquisite piece of this fine antique glass! THE BASE: The mold seams on the base are nice and smooth. I can make out just very slight shelf wear on the bottom of the base which is very common for any piece of this fine antique glass...
Certainly nothing uncommon with this Lovely Beauty! It sits flat and level on a flat surface. I can't make out any wear at all. Truly exceptional for this shape, pattern and this antique glass in general.
The iridescent properties throughout the interior display surface, around the opening, is quite lovely and features wonderful PINK highlights giving the piece wonderful eye appeal... One that stands out in a crowd and gets noticed.
You will be hard pressed to ever find another one, let alone another this beautiful in this condition. In terms of is sheer rarity and pure visual beauty... The shelf presence is PHENOMENAL! It sure makes a statement on display!
THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the exterior at all with is remarkable. The exterior of this one exhibits beautiful iridescent splendor as well matching the interior. It sure makes it very attractive and easy to display no matter the angle!
THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The ruffles are even all the way around... You can clearly see in the close up photographs that this elegant beauty has obviously been exceptionally well cared for over the last century... Kept as a show case piece without a doubt.Opportunities to own these, in MARIGOLD OVER MOONSTONE, are RARE, but especially with visual characteristics this charming. And the condition is superb as well! A very elusive, beautiful piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this VERY SCARCE, Gorgeous Antique Fenton Ruffled Hat. A very pleasing example of this elegant, highly prized pattern, shape and exceptionally difficult to obtain base glass color. If you have been searching for a wonderful specimen, in MARIGOLD OVER MOONSTONE, one that makes a statement on display and attracts attention... Here is a beautiful specimen with exquisite visual characteristics. A PREMIUM, TOP NOTCH piece. The overall presentation is eye catching on display.
Certainly its one that will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as fabulous dollar value. It is every bit as attractive 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 HOLLY ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED HATMARIGOLD OVER MOONSTONE" is in sale since Monday, February 22, 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.