Description

  • Pattern:  Spiral Optic Opalescent 
  • Made in in Williamstown, WV,  USA by Fenton
  • Vintage: 1973 – 1980’s
  • Details:  Spectacular piece showcasing the gorgeous spiral optic swirl pattern by Fenton. Known as both Optic Swirl and Spiral Optic, this vase has deep swelling panels with varying colors of Sea Mist (almost like a Mint color) and White that swirl together all the way up through the neck that forms a large deeply ruffled rim.  This vase in this color is a rare find.  It is embossed on the bottom with the Fenton word-mark within an oval.  We tried to capture it in the pictures but sometimes with Opalescent glass the heating process used to bring out the opalescence blurs or flattens out the molded mark. This is heavy, high quality glass.  Gorgeous on a tabletop with flowers, but really a stand-out beauty all on its own.  Perfect for gift-giving!
  • Material:  Glass
  • Dimensions:  11.25 inches Tall, approx 5.0 inches Wide (at its widest point), bottom is 3.0 inches in Diameter.
  • Condition:  Vintage- Used.  Excellent Condition.  There are no chips, cracks or damage of any kind on this piece.   Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new.  Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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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.  At first they did not make their own glass, they would paint decorations on glass blanks made by other glass manufacturers. In 1907 the operation moved to Williamstown, West Virginia, where Fenton started making their own glass.  The first glass from the new Fenton factory in Williamstown, West Virginia, was made on January 2, 1907.  In late 1907, Fenton introduced “Iridescent” glass, which we know today as “Carnival” glass, and still a very popular collectible. During the 1930’s and 1940’s, Fenton produced practical items, such as mixing bowls and tableware to get through the depression and WWII.  In the late 1940’s, the top three members of the Fenton management team died.  Two of the younger Fenton family members, Frank M Fenton and Bill C. Fenton stepped in to fill the void. They led the Fenton factory through significant American growth for the next 30 years.  In 1986, the third generation of Fenton’s took over, George W. Fenton, Frank M’s son, became President.  Unfortunately, in 2011 the company closed its glass making factory. Mosser Glass Company of Ohio purchased the Fenton molds.  For more than 100 years, Fenton art glass was the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States. Fenton glass works are renowned for innovative glass colors as well as hand-painted decorations on pressed and blown glassware. A Gift Shop is still open in Williamstown, WV where they sell both vintage Fenton glassware, as well as some of the new glass made by Mosser Glass in the old Fenton molds.

Additional information

Weight4.0 lbs
Dimensions14 × 10 × 10 in

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