This piece has NO makers mark! This is no reproduction piece.
This is a strikingly beautiful example of a this highly prized shape, and pattern and base glass color. They sure do not come along for sale everyday in BLUE and this one is Remarkable! Vivid, Rich ELECTRIC BLUE and PURPLE iridescence covers the pattern details on this exceptional specimen. It is RARE to find them so well done. Extraordinary work went into creating this piece, the visual characteristics are unique and extremely eye catching.
This specimen is gorgeous on the exterior as well and both the interior and the exterior exhibit awesome "STRETCH GLASS EFFECTS". It sure makes for a MAGNIFICENT piece absolutely loaded with exceptional EYE CANDY. If you have been looking for one with a Spectacular iridescent presentation... A piece that stands out in a crowd and gets noticed, take a 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 Fantastic piece, so, so well done... Look it over and give it serious consideration. It's a superb opportunity to own a truly elusive, Visually Striking 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 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 10 1/2 inches wide at the widest point. 3 3/4 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Elusive, Visually Stunning Antique Fenton Ball Footed Ice Cream Shaped Bowl. An Vivid, Ultra Colorful 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.
PHOTOS 10 and 11 show that on the small collar base, there are two deep rough spots that I believe to be manufacturing marks... Caused when the piece released from the mold. Damage on these pieces with a similar design usually come to the feet, legs or extended edges.
There simply is no easy way any damage is going to occur to an obscure area protected by the legs and feet. Yet I have owned and handled enough of these over many years to know this trait isn't uncommon. They are there and I have pointed them out. On a remarkable piece with dazzling Electric characteristics and an extraordinary overall presentation that the photographs clearly show, in total, has been so very well taken care of...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 visually SPECTACULAR in every regard. It is so well done. Striking ELECTRIC Blue and Purple cover the pattern details themselves giving the piece exceptional eye appeal... One that stands out in a crowd and gets noticed. Additionally the interior exhibits awesome "STRETCH EFFECTS".
You will be hard pressed to ever find another one that can come anywhere close to comparing to this one in iridescent splendor. In terms of is sheer scarcity, size and amazing ELECTRIC visual characteristics...
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 is absolutely gorgeous making it easy to display and ultimately attractive from any angle. The "STRETCH EFFECTS" seen on the interior are also seen on the exterior of this one as well. Combined with the super rich, colorful exterior it sure makes for a Magnificent overall presentation! THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The sides are drawn up evenly to form the Ice Cream Shape... The teeth or scallops around the outside edge have all been accounted for. 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 in my opinion. Opportunities to own one with visual characteristics this strong and vibrant are RARE! An elusive, extraordinarily beautiful piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this Scarce, Visually Striking Antique Fenton Ball Footed Ice Cream Shaped Bowl. An extremely pleasing example of this very elegant, highly prized pattern, shape and 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 LOADS of attention...
Here is a visually stunning specimen with Magnificent ELECTRIC features... Here is one with PREMIUM, TOP SHELF overall iridescent splendor for your consideration. High Quality iridescent properties that are very difficult to obtain and ultimately 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 Rich and Ultra Colorful 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 STAG & HOLLY ANTIQUE CARNIVAL GLASS BALL FTD ICS BOWLELECTRIC BLUE" 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.