Fenton ROSE QUARTZ LADY VASE blue burmese
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Sold Date: 04/07/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Up for Auction:1983 CONNOISEUR COLLECTION ROSE QUARTZ LADY VASE Limited Edition # 48 of 850 This vase utilizes a very unique technique used for a short time at Fenton Glass. "Fenton artist Richard Delaney was eager to develop our sandcarving skills, but we could not produce the thinly cased glass he wanted. Our 'new man,' Frank M. Fenton, came to the rescue, suggesting that we reheat our Blue Burmese glass all over to create a pink exterior with blue underneath. Richard's sandcarving proved that Frank's idea worked, and he named the result Rose Quartz." This excerpt was taken from 'Fenton Handcrafted American Glass Artistry." The book commemorates the 100th anniversary of Fenton Art Glass. Also from this book, "When we accepted the challenge to "choose the one hundred best" pieces we've ever made for this book, we opened ourselves to a new consideration of who we are and what we have done." So, of all the 1,000's of pieces Fenton has put out over the years, this Rose Velvet vase is considered to be one of their very best. In "Fenton Glass Compendium 1970-1985" by John Walk (published in 2001) Mr. Walk values this vase at $300-$350. A challange for me was trying to capture the beauty of the vase in the photographs in this auction. I did the best I could but feel the pictures don't do justice to this vase. Please note that t are reflections on the vase from the flash and the vertical line beneath the "lady" is not a scratch or blemish but a reflection. This vase is in great condition. Sorry, no certificate available, I've searched high and low and can't find it. Should it turn up at a later date I'll mail it to the winning bidder. It is numbered 48/850 at the bottom and has a Fenton sticker and the Fenton logo. A stunning piece to add to your collection. Thanks for looking and good luck bidding ! ! ! ! This package weighs 3 pounds 12 ounces and measures 12.25"x12.25"x8.25" more than a square foot(new Check out my other auctions. I will be listing all types of Fenton over the next few months. Email me if you are looking for anything in particular . IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR AUCTIONS. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Glass Auctions: Please note that I have a $4.00 charge added to all orders. T are two reasons for this charge; #1. packaging: When your purchase glass from me you are purchasing superior quality items. To protect your glass I first wrap it in protective material and place it in a box. The box is then stuffed with additional material to help keep the glass from moving around during transport. I then seal the box and place it in a larger box with additional material wrapped around the first box to offer maxium protection. This process adds weight and materials to the postage you are paying. One of my recent customers fell on his box when he slipped on some ice on his front porch. He told me that the item was so well packed that it didn't break. Amazing, considering how delicate and breakable glass gets in the cold weather. The only exception to this packaging process is when I have the original Fenton shipping box available. As of now I have a few Fenton boxes for lamps. Reason 2 for the handling fee is that I live in a very remote area. Not only am I a 30 mile round trip to the post office, but the postal service will not come down my very long driveway. I'm sure you don't want me to leave your purchase next to my mailbox buy the road for anyone to pick up!! So, I have to drive the 30 miles to safely deliver your package, in person to the post office. Thanks for your understanding. METHOD OF PAYMENT: PAYPAL and United States Postal Money orders. No other money orders will be accepted. The highest dollar amount money order the Post Office will issue is $1,000. If you will need to purchase more than one be prepared to show identification (you can thank the Patriot Act and Homeland Security for this). Fees fo...
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