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 SCARCE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton THISTLE Footed Banana Boat made in the early 1900's. The base glass color is highly prized ELECTRIC BLUE!
This piece has NO makers mark! This is no reproduction piece. This is a HUGE and HEAVY piece of glass... Mighty impressive just in terms of its sheer size alone!
You'll be hard pressed to EVER find another that can come anywhere close to comparing to this Grand Specimen in iridescent beauty or condition! PURE EYE CANDY here to admire, enjoy and show off!
The entire interior display surface is Sultry Rich with Magnetic ELECTRIC Blue and Purple over the elegant and unique pattern details. The raised pattern details glisten with pure zest as natural light strikes the display surface. Spectacular overall luster too that make it a pleasure to look at. The exterior exhibits gorgeous Rainbow Multi-Color iridescent properties that do nothing but enhance an overall Phenomenal presentation! The Potent visual characteristics make this Magnum Gem a pure pleasure to look at.If you have ever dreamed of owning one of these Fabulous Jewels, in BLUE base glass... Opportunities to own ones that look like this seldom EVER come along, people just seldom ever let them go! So 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. Look it over and give it serious consideration. A truly elusive, absolutely Fantastic piece of Antique Fenton Glass. Again there is no makers mark at all.
It is antique Fenton at its Finest. Every bit as Ultra Rich, Vibrant and Stunningly 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 3/4 inches long at the longest point. 7 3/4 inches wide at the widest point. It is 4 1/8 inches tall at the tallest point. A very LARGE and HEAVY piece of glass!
There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this ELUSIVE, Visually Spectacular Antique Fenton Footed Banana Boat. A Magnum and Magnificent piece of this fine antique glass! THE BASE: The mold seams on the base are nice and smooth. I can't make out any slight shelf wear on the 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. THE INTERIOR: The interior display surface of the piece is in stellar shape. I can't make out any wear which is exceptional for sure. It looks like it was never used for anything but display.
The iridescence throughout the display surface is Visually Striking to say the very least! Vivid ELECTRIC Blue and Purple with Stunning Yellows give this piece Phenomenal overall visual characteristics! The very elegant pattern details glisten with pure zest as the piece is turned in natural light. Exquisite visual qualities that make it a pure pleasure to look at. PURE EYE CANDY to admire, enjoy and show off!They are darn difficult to come by in BLUE this pretty in this kind of condition. A Whale of a piece of Antique Fenton Glass! THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear at all around the exterior which is extraordinary for any piece of this fine old glass. The exterior display surface of this one exhibits Very Beautiful, Rich Rainbow Multi-Color highlights all the way around making the piece easy to display and exceptionally attractive! The bold, yet very elegant raised pattern details glisten with pure zest! THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The bowl sits nice and level on all four feet.
The fine teeth around the top edge have all been accounted for. The close up photographs clearly show that this Impressive Jewel has obviously been exceptionally well cared for over the last century... Absolutely kept as a show case without a doubt. Opportunities to own them, in BLUE base glass, with visual qualities this SPECTACULAR seldom EVER come along. You'll be hard pressed to find a finer one in iridescent beauty or condition!An elusive, Super Rich, Visually Striking piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this SCARCE, Ultra Rich, Visually Spectacular Antique Fenton Footed Banana Boat. An Dazzling example of this very bold, very elegant, intricate and highly prized pattern, shape and difficult to obtain base glass color. If you have been searching for an Magnetic specimen, in BLUE base glass, one with features that make it a pure pleasure to look at... Opportunities to own them, in BLUE base glass, with iridescent properties this Strikingly Gorgeous seldom EVER come along.
It sure makes a whale of a statement on display just in terms of its sheer size alone! This Potent Beauty will turn heads.... Stands WAY, WAY out in a crowd! Certainly its a piece that will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as Fantastic dollar value. It is every bit as Sultry Rich, Ultra Sharp and Strikingly 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 THISTLE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS FTD BANANA BOATELECTRIC BLUE! WOW" is in sale since Thursday, September 15, 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.