- Pattern: Silver Crest (Discontinued)
- Made in USA
- Vintage: 1942 – 1986
- Details: Spectacular piece showcasing the gorgeous Fenton pattern “Silver Crest”. All the pieces in this pattern have this beautiful border, combining milk glass with 1/4 inch clear glass edge. When it also has large ruffles like this, it’s known as Double Crimped. This vase is pre-1970, this is based not only on whom we purchased it from, but because it doesn’t have the “Fenton” mark on the bottom, that practice was started around the 1970’s. What looks like a pontil mark on the bottom, it’s actually a cut shut mark, formed when the glass is cut to form a solid bottom. Some call this vase shape a “Rose Bowl” and we think this would look gorgeous with roses, but really, we can’t imagine any flower, faux or real, not looking wonderful in this vase. These are perfect for Bridal Showers, Weddings and Baby Showers too. Great gift!
- Material: Milk Glass
- Dimensions: 5.0 inches Tall (at its tallest point), 6.0 inches Wide at the top opening.
- Condition: Vintage- Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, cracks or damage of any kind on this piece. The black marks you see on the edge are just shadows on the glass, no issues. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.
- Shipping is included, (continental US only), unless otherwise noted. This item ships Priority Mail and Insured for your protection. AK, HI and International shoppers will see additional shipping based on your location.
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.