This is a LARGE and HEAVY piece of glass... And an exceptionally beautiful and elegant example of a this highly prized shape and pattern. A heck of an opportunity to own a dandy! Lovely, Rich Rainbow Multi-Color is on full display all the way around the exterior giving it plenty of vibrant eye appeal. The interior, as well, is exceptionally colorful and features the very same iridescent value as the exterior making the piece easy to display and ultimately attractive in natural light.
The raised pattern details glisten with zest too in natural light. If you have been looking for superb specimen, in BLUE base glass, with splendid iridescent characteristics in this highly prized shape and pattern, take a good look at this Grand Beauty. 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 gorgeous Ball Footed Fruit Bowl, FAR above average for these and they are darn difficult to find with iridescent splendor this attractive...
Look it over and give it serious consideration. It's a superb opportunity to own an elusive, Deluxe 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 10 1/4 inches wide at the widest point.
5 3/8 inches tall at the tallest point. A very LARGE and HEAVY piece of glass! There are NO CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Elusive, Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Fenton LARGE Footed Fruit Bowl. 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 bottoms of the feet 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. Truly exceptional for this shape, pattern and this antique glass in general. The iridescent properties throughout the interior are exceptionally colorful and features Vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color throughout, matching the exterior... FAR above average for these!
You will be hard pressed to find a finer specimen in iridescent splendor or overall condition. The superb iridescent properties do nothing but enhance an already outstanding overall presentation! THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the exterior at all with is remarkable.
The exterior exhibits rich, beautiful Rainbow Multi-Color iridescent splendor making the piece easy to display and ultimately attractive. Exceptional display qualities for the shape, pattern and base glass color. 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 outside edge have all been accounted for. PHOTO 10 shows that on the top of one of the teeth, there is a small, shallow flake, shown very clearly for you next to the end of a ball point pen for easy reference to any ball point pen in your home. You easily see how small and insignificant it is. Completely insignificant, in my opinion, on an exceptionally gorgeous example that the photographs, in total, clearly show has been so very well taken care of over the last 100 years.It was kept as a show case piece in my opinion. An elusive, exceptionally beautiful and elegant piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this Scarce, Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Fenton LARGE Footed Fruit Bowl. A Fabulous 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 overall condition with eye catching glistening qualities throughout in natural light... Here is an exceptionally beautiful specimen with amazing Rainbow Multi-Color... Quite Rich with plenty of eye appeal! A Fantastic opportunity to own a magnificent piece that makes a statement on display!
It will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as fabulous dollar value. It is every bit as Rich 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 ORANGE TREE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL GLASS LARGE FTD FRUIT BOWLBLUEBEAUTIFUL" is in sale since Thursday, March 10, 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.