Hand Painted by Fenton Artist, Michael Dickinson FENTON
COLONIAL LAMP PLEASE READ BEFORE BIDDING: This piece has never before been offered for sale. The elderly owner/seller has been the only owner. We are honoring the seller's two requests: 1. They request that this lamp stay in the U.S.A. (Sorry no international bidders). 2. They may have additional, extremely rare Fenton in the future and request to remain anonymous. THE PAINTING; IS IT GLASS OR CANVAS? If you have a den or special area in your home w you go to to find a quiet moment, this is the perfect lamp. Famed Fenton artist, Michael Dickinson, has perfectly captured the tranquility of sitting in the shade of a Weeping Willow tree at the water's edge of a small pond. You can almost hear the wind through the branches and feel the light breeze. Birds soar in the distance against a pale blue sky. This rare Fenton Colonial Lamp was painted in 1981 and comes to us from a private estate. It has been safely packed away since 1987. It features the hammered brass base and stands 16 inches high. We absolutely assure you it is flawless. THE ARTIST In the 1970's a little known artist came to Fenton's by the name of Michael Dickinson. He quickly made a name for himself as a factory decorator artist and later as a designer. He was also selected as one of the four artists in the Fenton Designer Series in the early 1980's. Michael Dickinson left Fenton Art Glass in the mid 1980's to further pursue his career as an artist. Dickinson 's work is some of the most sought after and hard to find. He is especially known for his beautifully detailed paintings of Oil Well Lamps that were distributed in Texas and Oklahoma as well as his painted scenes of Marietta College and other landmarks around the Ohio Valley . THE CURRENT OWNER This piece has never been offered for sale. It is from a very private, exclusive collection from an individual that has always lived in the Marietta , Ohio area. This extremely rare piece has been packed safely away (since 1987) until recently, when the owner decided to offer it for sale. INSURANCE As with all high-end Fenton pieces we sell, insurance will paid for entirely by TOUCH OF GLASS MARIETTA . About Touch of Glass Marietta : Touch of Glass Marietta is your one source for finding only the best Fenton Art Glass available anyw Our office is located in Marietta , Ohio , directly across the Ohio River from Williamstown , West Virginia , home of the world famous Fenton Art Glass Plant and Fenton Gift Shop. Thanks to our unique location, we are surrounded by longtime Fenton collectors, retired Fenton employees, and numerous local estate sales. This enables us to offer some of the most beautiful pieces of Fenton Art Glass ever produced. We will also try to find specific pieces of hard to find glass should you have certain piece in mind, but have been unable to find it on your own. Touch of Glass Marietta is a brand new site, however we are neither new to Ebay or Fenton. Our other site is Consign Online Marietta, which we welcome you to view. To date, Consign Online Marietta has over 800 feedbacks with a 99.99% rating. We do not ship our Fenton wrapped in newspaper to cut corners and costs like some Ebayers do. We are committed to quality Fenton and ship all glass wrapped with clean white paper and extra padding.