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 QUITE SCARCE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton KITTENS Toothpick Holder made in the early 1900's.
The base glass color is highly prized BLUE. This piece has NO makers mark!
This is no reproduction piece. This is an exceptionally well iridized example of a this highly sought after shape, pattern and base glass color. The are darn difficult to find in BLUE base glass. This one exhibits gorgeous Rainbow Multi-Color iridescence all the way around... Quite Rich with superb overall luster.
The interior is also very well done and quite beautiful. This is a heck of an opportunity to own a dandy!
NO matter the angle, exceptional iridescent qualities make it easy to display and ultimately attractive in natural light. A very pleasing example loaded with plenty of vivid eye appeal. If you have been looking for a BLUE specimen with TOP NOTCH iridescent splendor in this highly prized shape and pattern, take a good look at this lovely GEM. 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 only. This is a Fantastic example, FAR above average for these and they are darn difficult to find in BLUE base glass... Especially with iridescent splendor this attractive... Look it over and give it serious consideration. It's a superb opportunity to own a truly elusive, PREMIUM piece of Antique Fenton Glass. Again there is no makers mark at all.
It is antique Fenton at its VERY finest. Every bit as Rich and 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 2 1/2 inches tall at the tallest point. 3 inches wide across the top at the widest point.
There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Elusive, Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Fenton Toothpick Holder. An exceptionally Colorful, Exquisite 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 bottom of the base which is extraordinary for any piece of this fine antique glass. It sits flat and level on a flat surface. I can't make out any wear at all. Looks as though it was never used for anything but display. The iridescent properties throughout the interior are exceptionally colorful as well doing nothing but enhance a very beautiful overall presentation. THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the exterior at all with is remarkable. The exterior exhibits gorgeous iridescent splendor all the way around making the piece easy to display and ultimately attractive no matter the angle. Vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color and a very rich overall luster give it splendid eye appeal and making it stand out from most others out there. The shelf presence, in terms of its sheer scarcity, shape and lovely iridescent beauty, is Outstanding! THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The top is actually very even for these... The edge treatment is usually not this well balanced. 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. They very seldom ever come up for sale in BLUE, but especially with iridescent splendor this beautiful in this condition. A very elusive, visually exquisite piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this SCARCE, Absolutely Beautiful Antique Fenton Toothpick Holder. A Top Notch example of this very elegant, highly prized pattern, shape and difficult to obtain base glass color.
If you have been searching for a specimen with Fantastic iridescent splendor, inside and out, in excellent condition with superb glistening qualities in natural light and an awesome over luster... Here is an exceptionally beautiful specimen with exceptional Rainbow Multi-Color. A wonderful opportunity to own an remarkable specimen...
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 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 KITTENS ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS TOOTHPICK HOLDERSCARCE BLUEGORGEOUS" is in sale since Monday, February 01, 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.