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December 24, 2015

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Sincere holiday wishes from all of us
at Fenton Art Glass and Fenton Gift Shop. . .



Fenton Holiday Schedule. . .
The Fenton Art Glass Company will be closed December 23-January 1 and will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.
The next Fenton eNewsletter will be sent January 8, 2016. Fenton Gift Shop's HOLIDAY Hours:
OPEN 12/30/15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and CLOSED December 24-29, 31st and January 1-5, 2016.
Fenton Gift Shop will re-open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.


Fenton eBay Auctions. . .
The current Fenton eBay auction ends at Noon (ET) on Wednesday, Dec. 30th.

Look for our next Fenton eBay auction to begin at noon ET on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
In the meantime, HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of our friends who have enjoyed our eBay auctions.

NEW Limited Editions from Fenton Gift Shop. . .

Fenton Gift Shop is pleased to offer these new Limited Edition selections. Each piece features a design by our award-winning Fenton artists, and will be hand painted, signed and dated.

Included in this grouping are a 7.25" Opal Satin Square Vase, a 5.75" Opal Satin Ghost figurine, a 3.5" Crown Tuscan Sitting Cat figurine, and a 7.25" Opal Satin Chessie Cat Covered Box, all handcrafted by our friends at Mosser Glass.

Each of these Limited Edition pieces was made exclusively for the Fenton Gift Shop, using a Fenton mould.

This beautiful 7.25" Square Vase provides the perfect canvas for a panoramic scene showing Chickadees perched on a berry-laden pine branch, perhaps observing the snow-covered landscape. You can also see a grist mill and a fence surrounded by the pine trees in the distance.


Designed by Frances Burton, this vase is beautiful, no matter which side is viewed! See the photo below for the wonderful winter scene that encircles this vase.


Each Chickadee Cheer Square Vase is $195.




May the luck of the Irish will be with you when you display your "Pot o' Gold" Ghost figurine!

Handcrafted in Opal Satin glass, Kim Barley chose a fun design of a smiling leprechaun showing off his pot of gold.


You'll love the hand painted details...
from the rainbow and colorful bow tie to the rusty red beard and four leaf clovers (one in the front pocket and the other on the back)!


Each Pot o' Gold Ghost figurine is $120.


Below, right: Kim continues her "Let It Snow" design theme with our Crown Tuscan Sitting Cat figurine! The snowman's upraised arm holds a golden star, matching the ones on the cat's "jingle bells" collar.


Note the cute little blue bird looking up at the snowman, the falling snow and snow-covered tree, and the word "joy" on the stitched pocket patch on the back. Each Let It Snow Sitting Cat figurine is $75.


Below: This Opal Satin 7.25" Chessie Cat Covered Box features the iconic Chessie Cat on the front and a wonderfully detailed scene of a kitten attempting to get closer to the birds by climbing up a smiling snowman on the back side!

The "Chessie" was a popular cat character used as a symbol for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. The sleeping kitten artwork was used in advertisements with their slogan that you would "sleep like a kitten" when traveling on their railway!

Frances Burton commented that when she saw the sleeping cat on this Chessie Cat Box, she came up with the idea of the sleeping kitten dreaming about catching one of the birds fluttering around outside his window! We're sure you'll agree with us that her resulting design is fan-cat-tastic!
Each "Kitten Dreams" Chessie Cat Covered Box is $210.

Pre-orders for the Chickadee Cheer Square Vase, the Pot o' Gold Ghost figurine, the Let It Snow Sitting Cat figurine, and the Kitten Dreams Chessie Cat Covered Box will be accepted until midnight (ET) on Monday, December 28th.


To pre-order any of these Limited Edition pieces, please contact the Fenton Gift Shop: 1-800-319-7793, ext. 342 or send an email, listing the item(s) you wish to purchase to:
You may also request that we add your email address to Fenton Gift Shop's mailing list so you may receive future limited edition notifications.

Fenton Gift Shop HOLIDAY Hours:
OPEN 12/30/15 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CLOSED December 24-29, 31st and January 1-5, 2016.
Fenton Gift Shop will re-open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

If you have a question about a piece of glass. . .
We no longer have the staff to respond to questions regarding glass identification, values of antique glass, or related matters that come to us through “Ask Fenton” or by telephone. There are two collector clubs devoted to Fenton glass, the Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America (FAGCA) and the National Fenton Glass Society (NFGS), that may be of assistance to you. Reference books on Fenton Art Glass are also available on our web site: and magazines, however, they do not include current price guides. We suggest you contact your local antiques dealer(s), the local library, or one of the collector clubs: You may also find your piece listed on eBay, which may provide current pricing information. The Williamstown Antique Mall may also provide assistance: 304-375-6315. Otherwise, please send email inquiries about glass production to:

Fenton's Weekly eBay Auctions. . .

Here's your opportunity to own a beautiful, unique, rare, or one-of-a-kind item through our weekly eBay Auctions! Shown here are our latest offerings. Items featured this week. . .

This lovely 9" tall vase, called "SunFlower," features a bright design by cameo artists Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp. Handcrafted in Aubergine glass and cased with Milk Glass, the vase has an Aubergine layer that has a wonderful satin finish. Cameo carving is a painstaking process. After the glass has been annealed, a special mask is taped to the surface of the glass. Using an advanced "vignetting" technique, each piece is carefully sandcarved, by hand, using aluminum oxide crystals under pressure to take away some of the surface. Great individual skill and experience are needed to control this operation, as many distinct stages of successive cameo carving are required to create the remarkable depth and the intricate details. Made in 2011, this vase was limited to just 40 pieces. This example is number 4 (identified on the underside with "4/40"), complete with the inscribed signatures of Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp and the Fenton script "F" USA logo.


Here's a great opportunity to acquire a tool used in glassmaking at the Fenton Art Glass Company factory in Williamstown, West Virginia. Made of apple or cherry wood, this tool was used to "carry over" a hot glass item from one stage of the glassmaking operation to another, such as carrying a small vase from the pressing area to a skilled finisher seated at his bench who would complete the vase by crimping it. Because this tool came in direct contact with very hot glass, there is charring and black soot on the surface of the wood. These tools had to be replaced fairly often, so a woodworker in the shop at Fenton would fashion them from time to time in various sizes as needed by the glassworkers. Sure, you'd get your finders a bit dirty touching those areas, but that's what makes this the "real deal," a tool actually used in making glass at Fenton.

With a tea light burning brightly inside, this wonderful one-of-a-kind Ruby Amberina Candle Bowl (5" tall with 3.5” diameter opening) from designer Frances Burton is sure to warm the hearts and hearth in any home! Fenton’s Ruby glass formula includes heat-sensitive ingredients and interesting color variations often occur. Collectors take great delight in the red-orange effect called "amberina." The Milk Glass interior really sets off the Ruby glass exterior, and the vertical rib optic adds a great look to this piece. The hand painted roses go all around the bowl and are beautifully done. A tea light is included with this Candle Bowl. It is identified, dated and signed on the underside.

Take a look at these offerings and other "Buy It Now" items available on our Fenton eBay Auctions. This Fenton eBay auction ends at noon (ET) on Wednesday, December 30th. The next Fenton eBay Auction will begin at Noon (ET) on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.


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