Fenton Glass


Fenton Art Glass Company was founded in 1905, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, by Frank L. Fenton and his brother, John W. Fenton. They started off painting decorations on glass blanks purchased from other glass companies.

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On January 2, 1907, they opened up a factory in Williamstown, West Virginia, and started making glass. They first started making carnival glass from 1907 until 1920, with Frank Fenton being the lead designer. While some of the designs were influenced by Tiffany and Steuben, they became known for their iridescent dark glass, with gold coloring over pressed glass. The glass began to be sold in bulk as carnival prizes and became known as carnival glass. They produced over 150 patterns.

During the Great Depression and World War I, they also produced tableware, kitchenware and household items.

During the 1930’s, they produced perfume bottles for the Wrisley Company using Opalescent glass with a Hobnail pattern.

During the 1950’s, they produced milk glass with Hobnail milk glass becoming one of the most popular patterns.

During the 1960’s, they added special lines like the Bicentennial Series and the Colonial line in 1963.

During the 1970’s, they introduced Burmese, a yellow and pink creation. They also used animals and children in their designs. In 1975, they hired Robert Barber, who produced hand-blown art glass vases.

In 1986, Frank’s son, George W. Fenton became president of the company after the death of one of the founders. In August 2007, Fenton discontinued most of their lines and ceased production in 2011.

Fenton Glass Marks
Fenton

Fenton Glass Patterns, Designs, Lines, Colors
Aurene Jefferson
Bicentennial Series
Blue Burmese
Blue Opalescent
Blue Satin
Brown Crest
Burmese (1970’s)
Cameo Opalescent
Colonial
Cranberry Satin
Crest
Crystal Opalescent
Dancing Ladies
Dave Fetty
Favrene
French Opalescent
Goldenrod
Green Opalescent
Hanging Hearts
Hobnail
Karnak Red
Kitchen Green
Marigold
Milady
Mongolian Green
Nymph
Peach Crest
Peach Opalescent
Persian Blue
Rose Overlay
Royal Blue
Ruby
Spanish Lace
Tangerine
Topaz Opalescent
Twilight Crackle
Vasa Murrhina

Popular Fenton Glass
Art Glass
Baskets
Beads
Blankets
Bowls
Carnival Glass
Cranberry Glass
Custard Glass
Kitchenware – bowls, mugs, plates, table sets, water sets
Lamps
Milk Glass
Perfume Bottles
Tableware
Vaseline Glass
Vases – art glass vase

Fenton Glass Value, Price Guide
High $ – Mid $$$


10 Comments

  1. Barbara Miller from Columbus March 6, 2017

    Found a milk glass hobnail vase with beautiful glass flowers. The Fenton name is on the bottom and I got it for .25. I love it but cannot find anything about milk glass with handmade flowers. Can anyone help me.

  2. Patty stiffler March 6, 2017

    I have a Fenton purple carnival glass basket with scalloped ribbing what year were they produce

  3. Toni Matney February 26, 2017

    I would like to know where Fenton collectors are in my area I’m from Elkhart Indiana… are there any of you out there?!?!

  4. Mildred Cannon August 12, 2016

    Information for Fenton French white opalescent swirl pitcher and glasses I believe it was made in 1939. Pitcher also has a lip to hold ice back.

  5. Donna May 19, 2016

    I have an 11″ jack in in the pulpit vase, coin dot pattern, and I believe the color is turquoise. Could you tell me what it might be worth/ It’s in mint condition. Thanks.

  6. sharla April 9, 2016

    I HAVE A FENTON GLASSS BOOT ABOUT ABOUT 2 INCHES WITH BLUE FLORAL HAND PAINTED. BUT ICANT READ THE ARTIST

  7. Jan Siel March 12, 2016

    I’m seeking the date that Hobnail Vaseline items were produced. Thanks

  8. Melissa June 6, 2015

    I have a hand painted Fenton glass slipper. Its signed saying hand painted by but I can’t make out the name. I can’t find one on any website matching the color or painting. Its a pearl color with gold outlines and gold heel,also small pink flowers and white roses. Can anybody please give me any kind of information about it?

  9. joyce brite August 8, 2014

    I have a candle holder green Fenton glass with gold plated bird on it with signature try menhinhau or something like that signen on it. I cannot find out anything about thus piece. Can yoy help me with this?

  10. lolita sharp November 19, 2013

    I HAVE A FENTO GLASS /RED/ ELEPHANT ,SMALL ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE YELLOW ONE I SEE ON UR SITE; I CAN’T FIND NO INFRMATION ON THE RED ONE ,I TAKE IT U R SLD OUT AND U R NOT MAKING THIS ITEM ANY MORE; I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ,WHEN IT WAS MADE , AND ABOUT WHAT IT IS WORTH; THANK YOU;
    LOLITA SHARP FROM AR;

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