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 RARE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton DRAGON & LOTUS Collar Based Ice Cream Shaped Bowl made in the early 1900's. The base glass color is highly prized CHERRY RED. This piece has NO makers mark!
This is no reproduction piece. This is an exceptionally bright and shiny example of a this highly prized shape, pattern and base glass color. They are darn difficult to find in PURE CHERRY RED and this one is in splendid shape! A heck of an opportunity to own a dandy!
Brilliant Silver iridescence throughout the interior surface... Nice and even from the center all the way out to the edge. It sure lights up on display! Lovely Rainbow Multi-Color throughout the exterior surface making the piece easy to display and attractive from any angle. The raised pattern details glisten with zest in natural light...
Indeed the entire interior surface shimmers intensely as natural light strikes the surface. If you have been looking for a superb specimen in CHERRY RED base glass in this highly prized shape and pattern, take a good look at this dynamite GEM. 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.These are darn difficult to find in RED, RED base glass... Look it over and give it serious consideration. It's a superb opportunity to own a truly elusive, splendid piece of Antique Fenton Glass. Again there is no makers mark at all.
It is certainly an antique Fenton piece... Every bit as attractive 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 8 inches wide at the widest point. 2 3/8 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Very Elusive, Brilliant Antique Fenton Ice Cream Shaped Bowl.
An Exquisite piece of this fine antique glass! THE BASE: The mold seams on the base are nice and smooth.I can make out just very slight shelf wear on the bottom of the base which is very common for any piece of this fine antique glass... Certainly nothing uncommon on this rare gem. 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 a brilliant Silver and very evenly applied from the very center out to the very edge. It really lights up on display as natural light strikes the display surface at any angle. As the light angle changes the dazzling CHERRY RED base glass shows through leaving no doubt as to the significance of the Base Glass Color!
THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the exterior at all with is remarkable. The exterior exhibits gorgeous Rainbow Multi-Color iridescent splendor, pastel in nature and quite lovely, making the piece easy to display and very attractive. THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The bowl is drawn up evenly into the Ice Cream Shape...
The small teeth or scallops around the outside top edge have all been accounted for. You can clearly see in the close up photographs that this elegant beauty has obviously been exceptionally well cared for over the last century... Kept as a show case piece in my opinion. They very seldom ever come up for sale in CHERRY RED base glass and this one is in outstanding condition.A very elusive, visually exquisite piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this VERY SCARCE, Elegant, Shimmering Antique Fenton Ice Cream Shaped Bowl. A superb example of this very elegant, highly prized pattern, shape and very difficult to obtain base glass color. If you have been searching for a specimen with a flashy presentation that lights up a display, in excellent condition, here is a dandy with brilliant shimmering qualities in natural light!
The CHERRY RED base glass is evident as light shifts over the display surface. A wonderful opportunity to own a bright, beautiful specimen... One that will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as fabulous dollar value. It is every bit as Elegant and Attractive 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 BOWLRARE CHERRY RED" is in sale since Monday, January 25, 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.