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This is a VERY SCARCE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton LATTICE AND GRAPE Water Tankard made to go with a 7 piece Water Set from the early 1900's. The base glass color is highly desirable BLUE. 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 tough in general, but when was the last time you saw one with iridescent splendor this strikingly Rich and Beautiful? A truly RARE opportunity to own a PREMIUM example! Vivid, Rich Rainbow Multi-Color iridescence is on full display!
Exceptional work went into creating this beauty, the visual characteristics are ultimately eye catching. If you have been looking for a mighty impressive example, one that exhibits an extremely rich, ultra colorful iridescent presentation no matter the angle... 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 Deluxe piece... Look it over and give it serious consideration.A truly elusive, extraordinary piece of Antique Fenton Glass. Again there is no makers mark at all. It is antique Fenton at its VERY finest.
Every bit as Ultra Rich and Stunningly Gorgeous as the photos show and then some! 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 1/2 inches tall at the tallest point. 7 inches wide at the widest point including the handle. A VERY LARGE PIECE OF GLASS! There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this VERY ELUSIVE, Ultra Rich, Ultra Gorgeous Antique Fenton Water Tankard. An visually 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... Especially these very large, heavy pieces...Certainly nothing uncommon with this Stellar 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 around the opening is quite rich and beautiful and does nothing but enhance an overall fantastic presentation! THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the exterior at all with is remarkable.
The exterior of this one exhibits ultra rich, super gorgeous iridescent splendor... FAR, FAR above average for these! It sure makes it ultimately beautiful and easy to display no matter the angle! Vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color features that stand out way out in a crowd and attracts loads of attention. And this one exhibits extraordinary iridescent characteristics as well!A PREMIUM piece of Antique Fenton Glass! THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The handle application is well done, nice and straight. The spout and opening are well done, well balanced. 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 BLUE base glass, rarely ever comes along, and especially with visual characteristics this stunningly attractive! And the condition is remarkable as well!
A very elusive, extraordinarily rich and beautiful piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this VERY SCARCE, Strikingly Gorgeous Antique Fenton Water Tankard. An extremely pleasing example of this very elegant pattern, shape and exceptionally difficult to obtain base glass color. If you have been searching for a stand out specimen, one that makes a whale of a statement on display and attracts loads of attention... Here is a stunningly beautiful specimen with vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color iridescent features...
A PREMIUM, TOP SHELF piece. The overall presentation is High Quality and ultimately eye catching no matter the angle... Just in terms of its sheer size alone, it stands out! Certainly its a magnum piece that will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as fantastic dollar value. It is every bit as Ultra Rich and Ultra Colorful as the photographs show and then some!
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 LATTICE & GRAPE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS WATER TANKARDVERY SCARCE BLUE" 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.