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 RARE, UNMARKED, Antique Fenton PEACOCK AND GRAPE Collar Based Ruffled Bowl made in the early 1900's.
The base glass color is highly prized RED! This piece has NO makers mark! This is no reproduction piece. This is a beautiful example for your consideration with cool SWIRLED or SLAG effects within the glass itself. A superb opportunity to own a splendid specimen!
It is quite attractive featuring Vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color highlights amid a Golden overall background. The raised pattern details glisten and shimmer with pure zest too as natural light strikes the display surface at any angle. The overall visual characteristics are very pleasing... And as a RARE piece of RED with swirled effects within the glass, it sure makes for a MAGNIFICENT piece on exhibit. If you have been looking for one of these highly prized beauties, one with a beautiful overall presentation...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 a absolutely Fantastic piece! They are so difficult to find and this one is a dandy! Look it over and give it serious consideration. A TOP SHELF piece of Antique Fenton Glass... Again there is no makers mark at all.It is antique Fenton at its VERY finest. Every bit as 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 9 inches wide at the widest point.
2 1/2 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CHIPS, CRACKS or REPAIRS on this Extremely Elusive, Exquisite Antique Fenton Ruffled Bowl. An outstanding 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 Jewel. Several of the photographs show the swirled or slag effects within the glass which is very cool indeed... A rare visual effect in any piece of this fine old glass. The Darker spot within the base is where the swirls are particularly dense.It is not damage of any kind. The piece was made that way and is in absolutely exceptional condition. 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 display surface are quite attractive and features Vibrant Rainbow Multi-Color highlights over a Golden background giving the piece wonderful eye appeal... Certainly a piece that that stands out in a crowd and gets noticed. You will be hard pressed to find another period, let alone one that can come close to comparing to this one in iridescent splendor or condition. In terms of is sheer rarity alone... The shelf presence is Spectacular!A PREMIUM piece of Antique Fenton Glass! THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear to the exterior at all with is remarkable. The exterior iridescence is nice and bright doing nothing but enhance an overall splendid presentation! THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The ruffles are nice and even all the way around the bowl... Quite well done for these... The extended teeth around the outside edge have all been accounted for. You can clearly see in the close up photographs that this Rare Beauty has obviously been exceptionally well cared for over the last century... Kept as a show case piece without a doubt. Opportunities to own these seldom ever comes along... And especially with visual characteristics this beautiful in this kind of condition. An extremely elusive, absolutely beautiful piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this RARE, visually splendid Antique Fenton Ruffled Bowl. A Fabulous example of this very elegant and highly prized pattern, shape and extremely difficult to obtain base glass color... Especially with Swirled or Slag effects within the glass.
If you have been searching for a stand out specimen in RED base glass... Here is a beautiful specimen with pleasing overall visual characteristics... A PREMIUM, TOP SHELF piece. Very few will have one and even fewer will have one that can come close to comparing to this one in iridescent quality or condition.
Certainly its a piece that will add awesome visual appeal and interest to your display as well as phenomenal 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 PEACOCK AND GRAPE ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS RUFFLED BOWLRARE RED" is in sale since Thursday, March 24, 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.