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. Fenton ceased operations in 2011. In 2012 the U.S. Glass Company resumed operations.
This lovely vintage Fenton glass open swan salt, circa 1960's, is their ice green color with great attention to detail. Fenton molded marks were introduced in the 1970's which indicates this unmarked piece would have had a paper label which has been lost over the years. The swan measures 4 1/2" in length, 3" in width and 3 7/8" in height with no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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