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 an UNMARKED Antique Fenton HEART AND VINE Collar Based Ruffled Bowl made in the early 1900's.The base glass color is highly prized AMETHYST. This piece has NO makers mark! This is no reproduction piece. FAR, FAR above average for the pattern, shape and base glass color. Super Rich Rainbow Multi-Color and awesome iridescent details give it amazing visual characteristics in natural light. Talk about making a statement on display...
A PREMIUM, TOP SHELF presentation. The very elegant edge treatment and overall shape are so very well done.
The overall visual characteristics are extraordinarily pleasing to say the very least. It sure makes for a fabulous piece on exhibit. If you have been looking for one of these prized beauties, in AMETHYST base glass... One with phenomenal visual values that will attract loads of attention and stand WAY, WAY out in a crowd... 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 piece!
So beautiful, so elegant and darn difficult to find with iridescent splendor this Magnificent! Look it over and give it serious consideration. An absolutely dazzling piece of Antique Fenton Glass. Again there is no makers mark at all.It is antique Fenton at its finest. Every bit as Rich and Ultimately Gorgeous 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 5/8 inches wide at the widest point. 3 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Exceptionally Rich, Visually Stunning Antique Fenton Ruffled Bowl. A Fabulous 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 incredible 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 display surface are extremely attractive to say the very least. FAR, FAR above average for the shape and pattern.
Exceptionally Rich with Dazzling Rainbow Multi-Color and amazing iridescent details... It is extremely well done and certainly makes a heck of statement on display.Very few will have one that can come anywhere close to comparing to this Jewel in iridescent splendor or condition. The piece is exceptionally attractive. A PREMIUM, HIGH QUALITY piece of Antique Fenton Glass.
THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the exterior at all with is remarkable. The exterior of this one is very beautiful, all the way around, exhibiting Rich Rainbow Multi-Color making it easy to display no matter the angle.
There are a few thin bands where the iridescent treatment didn't take.... THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done.The ruffles even around the bowl... Exceptional for these and quite well balanced.
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 with the ruffled edge, in AMETHYST base glass, with visual characteristics this extraordinarily Rich and Beautiful, in this kind of condition, seldom ever come along! A visually exquisite piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass.That is all I can find on this Ultra Rich and Exceptionally Beautiful Antique Fenton Ruffled Bowl. A mighty impressive example of this very elegant and highly prized pattern, shape and base glass color. If you have been searching for a stand out specimen, one that stands WAY, WAY out in a crowd, in AMETHYST base glass... Here is a PREMIUM example loaded with eye catching visual qualities.... 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 HEART & VINE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED BOWLAMETHYSTSUPER" is in sale since Thursday, May 19, 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.