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Fenton #5165 cobalt sitting cat, circa 1980s

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    Posted 6 months ago

    kwqd
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    This Fenton cobalt cat is about 3.75" high x 3" long x 2.5" wide with a ground base. It has a Fenton mark on the back which has a mold flaw that obscures the center of the mark. I think I can just make out an "8" for 1980s at the bottom of the mark. I do not see much Fenton glass that has a ground base, since most of their glass was molded. Thrift shop find for $1.00 today.

    I went to three thrift shops and spent about $20 which netted me a surprisingly large pile of neat stuff I do not need. Two DVDs, were part of the haul, first was the complete set of the Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV series, which I think I already have somewhere, but for $1.99 it was a good insurance policy. The other was The Beiderbeck Affair, a 1980s English amateur detective series which I have never heard of. Also another Kosta Boda snowball candle holder and a pretty old Scovill oil lamp. I definitely don't need any more oil lamps but this one is really fancy molded glass and only cost $5 with its original Queen Anne No. 2 burner. Also four new boxes of Crayola crayons. I have put together a little chest of American made writing/drawing supplies, just because, No . 2 pencils, Pearl erasers, etc., chalk. crayons, etc., in case China puts some of these old American companies out of business. The chalk is actually real Hagoromo chalk which is no longer made.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Great find Kevin! He is Fenton's sitting cat #5165, I have him in the ruby red - a very handsome pose, one of their best cats
    2. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 6 months ago
      That is one cool cat- I definitely see him in some late night jazzy bar on a city corner somewhere... :P His lovely deep blue colour is the best, he's a great find for such a bargain!
    3. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      Thanks for your comments and the information, Jenni! I like this one a lot. The thrift shop where I found it is pretty rough and they have a lot of junk so I was surprised to find this there and in perfect condition.

      Thanks for your comments LaurenRedmond! He is pretty cool! I love finding pieces like this cheap and always have trouble passing up on a piece of Fenton glass.

      Thanks for loving my latest glass cat Thomas, Alfie21,
      jscott0363, BHIFOS, AnythingObscure, LaurenRedmond, Kevin, fortapache, RichmondLori and Jenni!
    4. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      Thanks Daisy1000!
    5. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      Thanks Vynil33rpm!
    6. dav2no1 dav2no1, 6 months ago
      Love the blue
    7. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      Thanks for your comment and for loving my Fenton cat, dav2no1! Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors for glass.
    8. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks for loving my little Fenton cat SEAN68, blunderbuss2, aura, MrMaglue and mikelv85!
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      Though Fenton is massed produced, their glass is beautiful. I have several pieces that were my Mother’s. She would of swooped up your cobalt kitty in a minute!
      I just bought “ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in 4K. (Don’t we all wish that it went down that way) and Pompeii in 3D. I rarely watch TV and have no streaming service..don’t want one.
    10. kwqd kwqd, 5 months ago
      Thanks for your comments, Eileen! I have trouble passing up a nice piece of Fenton glass. Fenton milk glass inherited from my mother and grandmother is was started my glass collection. I have not seen either of the movies that you mentioned, but both are now on my radar.

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