This gorgeous early Fenton Royal Blue Carnival Glass Three-Footed Bowl is appropriately named Horse Medallion or Horse's Head. A ring of five Horse Medallions each with the heads of three horses as though they are running neck and neck dominates as the main motif on this beautiful Royal Blue Carnival Glass bowl. The carnival treatment over cobalt blue glass results in the unique silvery coloring Fenton called Royal Blue. In addition to the predominant deep iridescent blue, shades of rust, teal, and silver appear increasingly as your eye travels toward the center of the bowl. The interior features rings of concentric scales, while the tulip rim is irregularly scalloped and rolled in the Jack-in-the-Pulpit shape of being turned up in the back and down in the front. The underside of the bowl is equally striking with the shades of rust, teal, and blue iridescence on scalloped panels. Three curled feet raise and support the bowl. The circular center bottom is clear cobalt blue. The second photo shows the color when held to the light, and the third photo shows the contrast when photographed on the table.
This stunning Fenton tulip bowl measures 8-inches in diameter, 5-3/4 across the rolled rims, and 2-inches tall, 3-1/4 inches where the rim turns up.
Made by Fenton between 1912 and 1920, it is not marked.
There are no condition issues.