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 VERY SCARCE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton DRAGON AND LOTUS Footed Ice Cream Shaped Bowl made in the early 1900's.
The base glass color is GREEN. This piece has NO makers mark. The Ice Cream Shape in this highly prized pattern is very common in the Collar Based version, but very difficult to find in the footed version in any color. And it is RARE in GREEN.
Here is an opportunity to own not just a Green Footed Ice Cream Shaped example... The iridescence throughout the entire display surface is exceptionally rich and colorful. It exhibits Magnificent Rainbow Multi-Color from the very center out and throughout the pattern details. The raised pattern details glisten with beautifully in natural light too. Additionally the exterior of this awesome piece exhibits beautiful, shimmering iridescent splendor as well and does nothing but enhance an already gorgeous overall presentation...Making it easy to display no matter the angle. If you have been looking for an PREMIUM GREEN example in superb condition...
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 Spectacular piece, FAR above average for these, a spectacle of iridescent beauty in this very highly prized pattern...
Look it over and give it serious consideration... This is a superb opportunity to own a truly elusive, deluxe piece of Antique Fenton Glass.Again I stress there is no makers mark. It is antique Fenton at its VERY finest. Every bit as rich and exquisite as the photos show and then some. 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 8 inches wide at the widest point. 2 3/4 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Very Scarce, Visually Exquisite Antique Fenton Footed Ice Cream Shaped Bowl. An exceptionally Rich and Vibrant piece of this fine antique glass! THE BASE: The mold seams on the base are nice and smooth.
I can make out just very light shelf wear on the bottoms of the feet which is very common for this antique glass... Certainly nothing uncommon on this Magnificent Beauty!The piece 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 Spectacular!
Exceptional craftsmanship on this deluxe beauty. You will be hard pressed to ever find a finer specimen in iridescent splendor or condition. The shelf presence, in terms of its rarity and overall visual properties, is absolutely stunning! THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear on the exterior at all which is absolutely extraordinary.The exterior of this one is absolutely gorgeous with fabulous Rainbow Multi-Color highlights all the way around making the piece easy to display and very attractive from any angle. THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The sides are turned up evenly creating a very balanced look... The piece sits perfectly level on a flat surface. The teeth or scallops around the top 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 without a doubt. An Phenomenal piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass.That is all I can find on this Very Scarce, Rich and Exceptionally Gorgeous Antique Fenton Footed Ice Cream Shaped Bowl. A tremendous example of this very elegant, highly prized pattern, very difficult obtain shape and base glass color. If you have been searching for a PREMIUM specimen in outstanding condition with fantastic iridescent qualities in natural light... Here is an amazing specimen with superb Rainbow Multi-Color visual characteristics. An awesome opportunity to own an Top Notch GREEN specimen with eye catching iridescent details that stand out!
It is RARE to have an opportunity to own one at all, but especially with visual qualities this outstanding! Its a piece that will add exquisite visual appeal and interest to your display as well as fabulous dollar value.
It is every bit as vibrant 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 DRAGON & LOTUS ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS FTD ICS BOWLGREENGORGOUS" is in sale since Monday, October 05, 2015. 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.