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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This is the last of today's finds. An 8 1/2" milk glass ruffle top vase with a bit of a JIP look to the top. I know there's a lot of Fenton similar to this but the JIP ruffle with the extra edging in white doesn't look like the usual Fenton pieces, which are clear to the edge. There is a mark on the bottom that is just too faint to make out. Doesn't look like a typical Fenton mark unless it's very early. Can't really make out anything. Maybe what looks like ___& ____ and some other smaller letters or numbers.Also appears to be on a shield background . -Mike-

    NOTE : OK this appears to be Fenton after all. This piece is a "Crystal Crest" prototype piece with the extra milk glass edge. Made for a very short period of time. They removed it and the all clear edge was called "Silver Crest" in 1942. So this is the better and rarer piece ! -Mike-

    Fenton "Crest" Line crest/FentonCrest.

    Their "Crest" line of the 1940's, also known as "petticoat glass", its ruffles of clear and/or colored glass decorated the edge of a body of contrasting color. Evocative of Victorian or Colonial styles, the Crest line struck a chord with those unenthused with abstract modern designs of other glass makers. Fenton's quality showed in that the ruffled edges were always uniform and in balance. Fenton's earlier milk glass pieces showed great fire when held to light. And while Silver Crest (milk glass with a single crystal ribbon edge) was the most abundant, advanced collectors have paid large sums for scarce colors and pieces made for short periods. Crystal Crest was the prototype for Silver Crest in 1941. Its double edge ribbons of clear and milk glass were simplified to a single "silver" (clear) crest in '42.

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    1. AmberRose AmberRose, 8 years ago
      Really interesting Mike. All "Crest" I find I send to a buddy in England. They are mad for it there.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      Thanks Jay and Amber, I'm not big on collecting Fenton but I do like the fact that this is an earlier piece. I was really hoping it was from a different company. I'm longing to find some of the Czech pieces that others have been posting. They are so incredibly beautiful I'd be happy with just one !
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it!!
    4. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      Lovely mike. I've jut been reading about Fentons, what a shame that after so long trading they finally closed just a few years ago. Are Fentons not always marked? Only i recently got a pair of Fenton vases but can't find any marks at all.
    5. mikelv85 mikelv85, 8 years ago
      Some are Fran but there were a lot of paper and foil labels which got removed by their original owners. I read somewhere that earlier glass in general always had a paper or foil label and was rarely stamped into the glass until recently. -Mike-
    6. MilkGlassDiva, 8 years ago
      Fenton did not start marking their wares until 1972. And yes, your piece is Fenton.
    7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 years ago
      Hi Mike, thanks for your comments and linking back to this post. I'd forgotten all about it, and have no idea what happened to the vases I mention, lol. Mind you it was 2 years ago, I have trouble remembering last week.
      I thought you might like to see this,

      it has the same blue frill as my vase and looks like it could be uranium, though it's hard to tell. Still, it's enough to make me wonder if mine could be an early Fenton after all. Do let me know if you find out if this is uranium :)
    8. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Nice :)...2 years ago for this post you have been in the archives !

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