5266UK - Fenton Turtle RARE COLOR, BUTTERCUP design by Stacy Williams HP New !

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 25, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

Fenton Gold Showcase Dealer
This 4" Turtle features the grouping reffered to as; "Into the Pond" design, by Stacy Williams,
on the RARE color "Buttercup" Art Glass.
This delightful, hand painted Turtle is 4'' in length from the tip of the nose to tip of tail; 3" side to side, at the widest points.
A lovely floral motif is painted on the turtles' shell and adds a touch of elegance to this piece.
The 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. They began by painting decorations on glass blanks made by other glass manufacturers. Soon, being unable to get the glass they needed, they decided to produce their own glass. The first glass from the new Fenton factory in Williamstown, West Virginia, was made on January 2, 1907. During its 106-year history, Fenton introduced the first iridescent ware (now known as "Carnival glass") as well as classic patterns such as Hobnail, Burmese and a wide variety of handmade colored art glass as limited editions.
Sadly, on July 6, 2011, the Fenton Art Glass Company announced that it would cease production of its collectible and giftware glass products. The company had faced
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