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  • Item Category: Glass
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 12, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Welcome to our auction for a highly collectible vanity dresser set that was made by the Fenton Art Glass in the 1940s/1950s and was decorated by Abels, Wasserberg & Company in their decorating factory! AWCO was a customer of Fenton's who purchased many Fenton blanks and created their own hand-painted embellishments/designs!

AWCO's most famous line was CHARLETON that was performed with quite a few different flowers that consisted of roses, forget-me-nots, daisies and like the motif of this gorgeous set.... of PRETTY BLUE VIOLETS!!! I read that most of the Charleton Artists were mostly women and they that were trained for 18 months before they earned the title of "Charleton Artist!" Many of these people were already well-trained, established artisans from Europe and still were required to be trained & supervised for an 18 month time period!

The perfume bottles and powder/trinket jar box still have their original gold labels with the following information:

CHARLETON HAND DECORATED A.W.C.O. along with a pencil mark of 4607 on the perfume bottles and a pencil mark of 4608 on the jar that is a shape/blank number, the powder jar label is worn were the A.W.C.O. should be. Below each label t is the Artist's Initial "A" painted in gold. The bottles also have another initial that I think is an "I" in pink paint. I read when t were two Initials on a piece that t were two Artists involved in the painting of the item!

This set is just gorgeous with a peach and pink background color that is inside the clear glass and the perfume bottles each measures 7-1/16" tall with their finial dauber stoppers in place. At the widest point of melon shaped bottle they are 3" wide and stand elegantly on a 1-7/8" wide base. The powder jar has a larger melon profile and measures 4" at the widest point, sitting on a 2-7/8" wide base. With the finial lid in place, the jar sits sweetly at 3-3/4" tall.

On the INSIDE rim of the powder jar lid, t is just one little 1/8" sliver chip! Otherwise, this set is in SUPERB condition with NO OTHER ISSUES of any kind! The lower portion of the finial stoppers have ground frosted glass that meets the inside of the perfume bottle necks that are in absolutely mint condition, which is just so wonderful to have with perfume daubers! All the hand-painted decorations and gold gilt accents are in excellent condition as well!

This Charleton Violets set is one of the finest you will find! Anyw you choose to use or display this lovely set, will be a romantic and elegant addition to your Vintage Glass collection and your home's decor!

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