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 WATERLILLY Footed Ruffled 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. The photographs clearly show this is a very elegant and lovely piece of glass. Very well done for these highly prized pieces.The base glass color is no doubt CHERRY RED... Several photographs clearly show this. And the piece actually LOOKS RED on display. Elegant Rainbow Multi-Color highlights throughout the display surface... The elegant raised pattern details glisten with zest as natural light strikes the display surface.
The beautiful visual characteristics make it a pure pleasure to look at. It sure makes for an eye catching piece in natural light. If you have been looking for one of these prized beauties, in CHERRY RED base glass... 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 wonderful opportunity to own a Fantastic specimen in CHERRY RED... Look it over and give it serious consideration. An extremely elusive, Fantastic piece of Antique Fenton Glass.
Again there is no makers mark at all. It is antique Fenton at its finest.Every bit as Vibrant and 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 5 1/2 inches wide at the widest point. 2 1/2 inches tall at the tallest point. There are NO CRACKS or REPAIRS on this VERY ELUSIVE, Absolutely Beautiful Antique Fenton Footed Berry Bowl. A Fantastic 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 on the bottoms of the feet which is extraordinary for this fine Antique Glass.
It sits flat and level on a flat surface. THE INTERIOR: The interior display surface of the bowl is in great shape overall.
I can't make out any wear which is exceptional for sure. PHOTO 10 shows that there is a small, shallow flake right on the very interior edge... 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.You can clearly see it is small and shallow. No doubt it is there if you look for it. If you have handled enough of this glass...
You know it is difficult to find these elegant sauces in true CHERRY RED and this one is exceptionally pretty. The photographs clearly show, overall, that it was very well cared for. None of us have lived nearly as long and all of us have had many incidents.The iridescent properties throughout the interior display surface are quite lovely to say the very least... It actually LOOKS RED on display. Certainly a piece that stands out and attracts attention. THE EXTERIOR: I can't make out any wear at all around the exterior which is extraordinary for any piece of this fine old glass.
The exterior display surface is quite beautiful as well exhibiting lovely Rainbow Multi-Color highlights and superb overall luster making it easy to display no matter the angle. THE EDGE: The Edge Treatment on the piece is very well done. The ruffles are nice and even all the way around. The teeth around the outside edge have all been accounted for. The close up photographs clearly show that this Beautiful Gem has obviously been exceptionally well cared for over the last century...Absolutely kept as a show case in my opinion. Opportunities to own these little Jewels, in CHERRY RED base glass, are RARE, and especially with visual characteristics this Beautiful. Yes it has had one incident in 100 years. On a truly elusive piece, exceptionally beautiful, it does little to the piece in my opinion. Just try finding another that can come anywhere close to comparing to this Jewel, in true CHERRY RED base glass! A very elusive, exceptionally attractive piece of antique Fenton and a superb example of this century old glass. That is all I can find on this VERY SCARCE, Visually Exquisite Antique Fenton Footed Ruffled Berry Bowl.
A very beautiful example of this intricate, elegant and highly prized pattern, shape and extremely difficult to obtain base glass color. If you have been searching for an exceptionally attractive specimen, in CHERRY RED base glass...
One with superb iridescent beauty and excellent glistening qualities in natural light... Opportunities to own them very seldom come along. This Jewel makes a heck of a statement on display with lots of wonderful eye appeal! 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 Exceptionally 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 WATERLILLY ANTIQUE CARNIVAL ART GLASS FTD RUFFLED BERRY BOWLCHERRY RED" is in sale since Monday, August 01, 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.