From the rich American Glass Artistry heritage we offer this vintage white milk glass compote with Daisy and Button pattern by Fenton. Measures 5 inches tall x 10 inches wide. Excellent condition. No chips repairs or stains. Valued at $49.00-$65.00. Our Price was:$40.00
“Milkglass is the current collector’s name for milk-white opaque glass. The early glass maker’s term was Opal Ware. Originally attempted in Englandin the eighteenth century with the intention of imitating china milkglass was not commercially successful until the mid-1800′s. Piecesproduced in the USA England and France during the 1870-1900 period arehighly prized for their intricate detail and fiery opalescent edges.” Schroder’s Antiques Price Guide Nineteenth Edition 2001.
Fenton Story: The Fenton Art Glass Company was founded in 1905 by Frank L. Fenton and his brother John W. Fenton in an old glass factory building in Martins Ferry Ohio. They began by painting decorations on glass blanks made by other glass manufacturers. Soon being unable to get the glass they needed they decided to produce their own glass. The first glass from the new Fenton factory in Williamstown West Virginia was made on January 2 1907.
Frank L. Fenton’s desire to develop new and unusual colors helped to keep Fenton in the forefront of the handmade art glass industry. During the years from 1905 to the 1920’s Fenton design was influenced by the artists at Tiffany and Steuben. In late 1907 Fenton introduced ”Iridescent” glass. This glass now known as ”Carnival” glass is a popular collectible today. During the 1930’s and 1940’s Fenton produced practical items such as mixing bowls and tableware to get through the depression and WWII shortages.
In 1986 the leadership of the company passed on to the third generation with George W. Fenton Frank M’s son taking over as President. Today Fenton family members work together along with 88 employees to create handmade glass artistry that is loved by collectors around the world. Fenton is known for its beautiful colors and patterns. Each piece of glass is an artistic creation by skilled glass workers and decorators.” [From Fenton/Handcrafted American Glass Aristry web page.]