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"Fenton" FTD # 1021 Green "Coin" Dot Optic and Milk Glass Base Ivy Balls /Circa 196o's

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    Posted 6 years ago

    mikelv85
    (1145 items)

    I picked these ivy balls up at Salvation Army yesterday. Quite unusual and I did not see many online in this emerald green, most were in cranberry or blue. They referred to these as a Fenton pattern called "Coin dot optic" due to the large bumps on the interior of the glass globes. There are no marks and Fenton usually does have their name embossed on the bottom, but they could also have had a foil label. Both stand 9" tall and the globes are roughly 4.5" in diameter. A great find to have a pair although they have some hard water deposits and really need a good cleaning. -Mike-

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      VERY VERY NICE!!!
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Sean :).....I thought so too.
    3. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      It's the contrast that makes them so special....a really bold design.
    4. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks sklo :)... it is rather striking, where as the bases seem more Victorian.
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Beautiful and amazing find Mike, what's better then a pair, well done.

      Alan
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Alan :)...didn't have to think twice about these and not a chip or nick either !
    7. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      you're correct; Fenton #1021 Ftd. Ivy Ball; in the 1968 catalog.
    8. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Green - good as gold!
      Nice Mike, although I would have named them golf ball lol.
    9. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Tallcakes :)...so they were made for the floral trade. That might explain the lack of their usual mark.
    10. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      lol... Thanks Karen :)....those sure would be hard to miss on the putting green.
    11. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      Fenton didn't really start marking their glass until the 1970s, and then not everything; so there would be no mark on these. I think they go back to the mid 1950s.
    12. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      A listing on Ebay had this extra tid bit of info.......Made in 1955 and retired 12/31/1955. It was part of Fenton's Golden Anniversary offerings.
    13. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      Fenton had the ivy ball vase in the Jan. 1965 catalog, which contradicts that eBay claim.
    14. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Arghh!! lol....Ok Tall ....I give up... too much misinformation floating around out there about these things.
    15. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Very unusual and striking pair Mike! I love how the white bases allow the beautiful green to stand out on its own without distraction!!!
    16. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much Rick :)
    17. Parkerhouse, 4 years ago
      mikelv85
      These are beautiful. I have the set in multiple colors. I call them my Fenton Lollipops! :)
      Not to belabor your post, but can you please tell me where you found that they were made for FTD?

      They were in the Fenton line as mentioned by TallCakes, however I did not find it in the Jan 1965 catalog. The color is Emerald and Milk Glass and the ware # is 1021MG. The Whitmyer Colors book says this vase was made July 1952-57.

      Thanks for sharing.
    18. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      out of this world never seen such things in glass love the contrasting foot with emerald green globes !!!!!!!!
    19. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Hi Parkerhouse. Thanks for the nice comment. Well I'm not sure where I read about the FTD connection in my research. It's been a while since I posted this. I know a lot of floral shops carry Fenton giftware and it was sold on QVC with a specific label. A lot of major pottery and glass companies produced economical floral ware for the trade. McCoy pottery pieces are actually marked "Floraline" and not McCoy. So I can see these being bought as a gift in a floral shop and filled with Ivy or flowers. :)
    20. mikelv85 mikelv85, 4 years ago
      Thanks Malkey...they are fun to look at. I keep silk ivy in them now to avoid the hard water stains they originally had. :)
    21. Parkerhouse, 4 years ago
      mikelv85
      I just posted a photo of my "Fenton Lollipops".
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/231434-fenton-dot-optic-ivy-ball-footed-vases?in=activity

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