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 QUITE SCARCE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton THISTLE Footed Banana Boat made in the early 1900's. The base glass color is highly prized BLUE! This piece has NO makers mark! This is no reproduction piece. This is a HUGE piece of glass...
An extremely beautiful example too for your consideration. Gorgeous iridescent features inside and out! As the photographs clearly show, it is very attractive featuring Super Rich, very Bright Rainbow Multi-Color and awesome shimmering qualities in natural light. The very bold, yet very elegant raised pattern details glisten with pure zest! The overall luster is RADIUM in nature...High gloss and highly reflective of its surroundings. The very elegant overall shape is so very well done and ultimately attractive from any angle. Exceptionally pleasing to say the very least. It sure makes for a tremendous piece on exhibit. If you have been looking for one of these LARGE, unique beauties, in BLUE base glass...
One with gorgeous visual appeal throughout and dazzling shimmering properties... 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 an absolutely Fantastic specimen! The HUGE shape combined with the gorgeous iridescent splendor inside and out give it amazing eye appeal, a piece that definitely stands out and gets noticed! Look it over and give it serious consideration.
An truly elusive, absolutely phenomenal piece of Antique Fenton Glass. Again there is no makers mark at all. It is antique Fenton at its finest. Every bit as Brilliant, 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 1/2 inches long at the longest point. It is 7 1/2 inches wide at the widest point. It is 4 1/8 inches tall at the tallest point. A HUGE and HEAVY piece of glass! There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this VERY ELUSIVE, Rich, Bright and Beautiful Antique Fenton Footed Banana Boat. A Fabulous 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 at all 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. It looks as if it has never been used for anything but display throughout its very long life. The iridescent properties throughout the interior display surface are quite beautiful featuring brilliant shimmering properties in natural light and attractive Rainbow Multi-Color.
Certainly it does nothing but enhance an outstanding overall presentation. THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the exterior at all with is remarkable.
The exterior of this one is exceptionally beautiful, all the way around, exhibiting Rich Rainbow Multi-Color and Magnificent Shimmering qualities in natural light. The RADIUM type overall luster, highly reflective of its surroundings and brilliant in natural light, making it easy to display no matter the angle.In terms of its sheer MAGNUM size, scarcity and gorgeous overall iridescent beauty... The shelf presence is SPECTACULAR! A might impressive, tremendous piece of Antique Fenton Glass! THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done.
The top is nicely shaped. It sits nice and level on all four feet. The fine teeth or extended edges have all been accounted for. PHOTO 10 shows that one of the tiny beads on the bottom collar base is inverted and replaced by an open bubble... 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.This is NOT damage of any sort. It is clearly an open bubble, iridized over, the piece was simply made that way. Completely insignificant in my opinion. 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 without a doubt.
Opportunities to own these HUGE pieces, in BLUE base glass, with visual characteristics this brilliant and beautiful inside and out, in this kind of condition, seldom come along! An elusive, bright and beautiful piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this QUITE SCARCE, Vibrant, Rich and Colorful Antique Fenton Footed Banana Boat. A impressive example of this very bold, yet very elegant and highly prized pattern, difficult to obtain shape and base glass color. If you have been searching for a stand out specimen in BLUE base glass...Here is a fabulous example with Brilliant iridescent properties, Gorgeous iridescent splendor and brilliant RADIUM type splendor that makes it light up a display... The overall presentation is High Quality. 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 Strikingly Gorgeous 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 GLASS FTD BANANA BOATBLUEBRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL" is in sale since Monday, June 06, 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.