FENTON 5" Iridized Sea Mist Green Crackle Vase

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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 18, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Up for auction I have a 5 inch vase made by the World Famous Fenton Art Glass Company of Williamstown West Virginia in 1992. Everyone I have asked about this piece has told me that they are EXTREMELY hard to find and that chances are I wouldn't ever see another one. I'm hoping someone else will enjoy it as much as I have. It is Sea Mist Green Crackle Glass that has been iridized (same process used to make carnival glass) and let me tell you the two treatments together leave you thinking one thing WOW!!! The factory ware number is 7644 L4. It stands 5 inches tall and is 5 inches at the widest point. It took me awhile to photograph it and get the pictures to show you the true beauty of the vase and I still don't think they do it any justice. Because of the way the piece was made the Fenton logo was sandblasted into the bottom (see last photo). These were made by plunging the glass into water and then reheating the glass to seal all of the cracks caused by the temperature change, and then blowing the glass out into the shape of the vase. I purchased this along with several hundred other pieces at an auction for a local art glass museum that closed. I didn't see a single piece that wasn't a great piece so keep checking back with me because I will be selling a large portion of the pieces on Ebay. This piece is in pristine condition with no flaws or damage. It is in quite literal terms in MUSEUM CONDITION. The vase will be shipped to you packed in a way that reflects w the piece came from and I have included insurance with the price of shipping. I am offering all of these pieces with absolutely no reserve. Some might think this is crazy but I know that true Fenton Collectors know the real value and rarity of the pieces I'm selling so I don't feel I need to have one. My suggestion would be not to miss out by waiting until the last second to bid. Thanks for taking the time to look at my auctions. More information about this piece can be found in John Walk's book FENTON GLASS COMPENDIUM 1985-2001 on page 11. A picture of the vase itself can be seen on page 43(item # 180) of the book FENTON GLASS The 1990s Decade edited by James Measell