This Fenton hand vase is quite bodacious! The vase is milk glass with an iridized surface throughout. The interior of the vase is cranberry color iridized. What also set this vase off is the black flared crimping which completely borders the vase.
This vase was part of a "short lived experiment" in the crest line from 1953-1954 and was called "black rose." I have no idea whether or not it ever became a mass produced piece, yet this is the first one I have purchased in over 40 years. With or without flowers in this vase, it certainly will be an eye catcher no matter where it is displayed.
The vase is 10 ¾" tall X 6" wide (from outside crimping across). The base is oval and is 3 ½" X 4". There is a narrow straw line running from below the small finger all the way around the hand and then disappearing on the base of the wrist. There is also a straw line at the tip of the middle finger that runs up and fades into the iridescence. These straw lines are obviously a manufacturer's defect, and personally I do not feel that these take away from the piece at all.
The condition of the vase is very good. There are no chips, cracks or hairlines, circa 1953-1954.
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