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 HOLLY Ruffled Hat made in the early 1900's.
The base glass color is highly prized AQUA OPALESCENT. This piece has NO makers mark! This is no reproduction piece. This is a very difficult piece to find!
Not only is the base glass color extremely tough in general, but this one is quite beautiful as well. A truly RARE opportunity to own a dandy! Vivid, Rich Pastel Rainbow Multi-Color iridescent highlights throughout the interior and exterior with elegant Pink details. The opalescence on this one is quite strong throughout the ruffles and is very evident on display as the photographs clearly show.
The lovely visual characteristics are extremely eye catching. It sure makes for a MAGNIFICENT piece on exhibit. Fenton made so very little Aqua Opalescent and if you have been looking for one of these elusive beauties, one with a colorful pastel iridescent 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 an extremely elusive, absolutely fantastic piece! So beautiful, so elegant and so very difficult to find! Look it over and give it serious consideration.
A PREMIUM, high quality 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 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 5 3/4 inches wide at the widest point. 3 3/8 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this EXTREMELY ELUSIVE, Rich, Gorgeous Pastel 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 Fine 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 display surface are very attractive with superb pastel Rainbow Multi-Color highlights featuring wonderful Pink details giving the piece awesome eye appeal. Certainly a piece that stands out in a crowd and gets noticed. You will be hard pressed to ever find another that can come close to comparing to this one in iridescent splendor or condition. In terms of is sheer rarity and pure visual beauty... The shelf presence is PHENOMENAL! Talk about making 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 gorgeous pastel iridescent splendor as well matching the interior. And the strong opalescent features are evident as well. It sure makes it beautiful and easy to display no matter the angle! THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The ruffles are well balanced for these... You can clearly see in the close up photographs that this striking 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 AQUA OPALESCENT, are truly RARE, but especially with visual characteristics this beautiful. And the condition is remarkable as well! 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, Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Fenton Ruffled Hat. An extremely pleasing example of this very elegant, highly prized pattern, shape and extremely difficult to obtain base glass color. If you have been searching for a stand out specimen, one that makes a statement on display and attracts attention... Here is a very beautiful specimen with superb pastel colors...
A PREMIUM, TOP SHELF piece. The overall presentation is High Quality and 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 Elegant and 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 HOLLY ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED HATRARE AQUA OPALESCENTSUPERB" is in sale since Monday, February 29, 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.