Fenton Captive Rose 8" Bowl - Blue Base - Ca. 1910
This is a beauty. If you like dark tones you will love this bowl. Colors are copper, dark greens, reds, orange, and teal blue on a royal blue base with a 3 and 1 edge or sometimes called 3 N 1. The size is approximately 8" across and stands 3" tall. Deeper than the ruffle edged bowl.
I have used "Fenton Art Glass 1907-1939" Second Edition, authored by Margaret and Kenn Whitmyer, as my main reference.
I just want to mention a word about Fenton's base color, blue. The information in their book says Fenton called their dark blue, Royal Blue. I believe collectors call it cobalt blue too. I have seen references to the dark blue being Persian blue but Fenton's Persian blue is a light teal blue. I have also noticed online references to Electric blue but I have not seen a published account of any blue being called Electric. I just wanted to pass on this information but collectors will have to draw their own conclusions about color.
CONDITION: There is one issue with the bowl. On the back of the top edge there is a small flat sliver of glass missing. The size of the flake is approximately 1/8" x 3/8". It is not deep and I didn't find it until I was taking pictures. I purchased this item about ten years ago because I liked the dark tones and the busy design. The design is reminiscent of embroidery and needlework, one of my favorites. Other than the missing sliver, there are no other issues. I have pictures of the damage in two different shots. (only one sliver, two pictures) The photos are much enlarged. The next to the last picture (the edge shot) is of the front side of the bowl and does not show any damage.
The bowl displays beautifully.
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