Fenton Art Glass Company is the largest manufacturer of handmade colored glass in the United States today and among the foremost glass manufacturers in the world. Known for its beautiful colors and patterns, Fenton Art Glass continues an American tradition with its skilled glass-workers and talented decorators. Fenton Art Glass was founded in 1905 by brothers Frank L. and John W. Fenton. They began their business In Martins Ferry, Ohio, by painting decorations on glassware made by nearby manufacturers. Prompted in part by the desire to work with a broader range of colors, the brothers soon decided to produce their own glass, and opened the Fenton Art Glass factory in Williamstown, West Virginia in 1907. Traditional glass-making ceased in 2011. Today the company continues by creating handcrafted art glass jewelry using many of the traditional Fenton colors and techniques, such as Milk Glass, Vasa Murrhina and Carnival Glass beads.
Daisy & Fern is a true antique pattern that is usually associated with Northwood Glass. Although history records that this pattern was actually first produced by Buckeye Glass ca. 1888 to 1889, it was nonetheless, the invention of a young Buckeye Foreman by the name of Harry Northwood. Following the 1888 introduction of Buckeye Daisy & Fern, both of the Northwood facilities plus West Virginia Glass, National Glass, Jefferson Glass, and finally Dugan all offered this pattern between 1900 and ca. 1910.
This gorgeous cranberry opalescent glass vase, circa 1990's, in the 'Daisy & Fern' pattern, which was first produced by the Fenton company in the early 1940's. The huge vase stands 11 1/2" in height, 8 1/2" across the widest part, 4" across the base and features a ruffled top. It is faintly marked with the oval Fenton logo and "9" for the 1990's. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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