This is a SCARCE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton THISTLE Footed Banana Boat made in the early 1900's. The base glass color is MARIGOLD. This piece has NO makers mark!
This is no reproduction piece. This is a very LARGE piece of glass! Talk about making a statement on display! And the photographs clearly show this is a very elegant piece of glass.
Unique in shape and pattern that make it stand WAY out in a crowd and attract attention! Very nice overall luster, inside and out...Lovely Rainbow Multi-Color highlights throughout featuring loads of PINK and BLUE and awesome shimmering qualities overall. The very bold, yet very elegant pattern details glisten with zest. A mighty pleasing presentation in every regard. It sure makes for an eye catching piece on exhibit. If you have been looking for one of these prized beauties, A High Quality, Extraordinary Specimen, in MARIGOLD base glass... 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. You'll be hard pressed to ever find a finer one.
Look it over and give it serious consideration. An truly elusive, absolutely beautiful piece of Antique Fenton Glass.
Again there is no makers mark at all. It is antique Fenton at its finest. Every bit as 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 1/2 inches wide at the widest point. 7 1/2 inches wide at the widest point. 4 3/8 inches tall at the tallest point. A LARGE and HEAVY piece of glass! There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this SCARCE, Shimmering, Absolutely Gorgeous Antique Fenton LARGE Footed Banana Boat. A Visually 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 this fine antique glass.
It sits flat and level on a flat surface. I can't make out any wear at all which is exceptional. The photographs clearly show that the interior display surface is superb. Certainly exceptional for this shape and pattern. The iridescent properties throughout the interior display surface are nice and bright with fantastic shimmering qualities throughout and lovely PINK highlights.
The raised pattern details glisten with absolute zest! The interior of this Jewel does nothing but enhance a splendid overall presentation. THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear at all throughout the exterior which is extraordinary. And the exterior of this one is exceptionally beautiful, all the way around, exhibiting Vibrant, Lovely Rainbow Multi-Color featuring lots of PINK and BLUE making it so very attractive on display no matter the angle. The very bold, yet very elegant raised pattern details glisten with absolute zest as natural light strikes the display surface.Even the legs are gorgeous on this one! In terms of its sheer rarity, size and gorgeous iridescent features... The shelf presence is Tremendous! A heck of a piece of Antique Fenton Glass! THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The boat is well shaped and well balanced throughout. The fine extended edges have all been accounted for. You can clearly see in the close up photographs that this Stellar Jewel has obviously been exceptionally well cared for over the last century... Kept as a show case piece in my opinion. Opportunities to own these, with visual characteristics this Beautiful, in this kind of condition, certainly doesn't come along every day for sure! You'll be hard pressed to ever find a finer one! An elusive, exceptionally attractive piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass.
That is all I can find on this SCARCE, Visually Exquisite Antique Fenton LARGE Footed Banana Boat. A Fantastic example of this very intricate, elegant and highly prized pattern, shape and base glass color.
If you have been searching for an exceptional specimen in this elusive shape and pattern... Here is a Superb Specimen, in MARIGOLD base glass. It sure makes a heck of a statement on display, just in terms of its sheer size alone! And it is GORGEOUS as well! It is loaded with eye catching visual qualities inside and out.
Bright, Beautiful with awesome glistening features throughout! Certainly its a piece that will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as excellent dollar value.It is every bit as Elegant and Beautiful 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 THISTLE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS FTD BANANA BOATMARIGOLDA BEAUTY" is in sale since Thursday, June 23, 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.