Vintage Fenton Opalescent Topaz Double Crimped 8" Footed Vase #389 TO -- 1943 - aka Vaseline Glass
What a honey! This is the big beauty, 8" Hobnail, Topaz color and nicely trimmed with Opalescence on the pretty double crimped petticoat edging. This is the largest Double Crimped cone shaped Topaz Hobnail vase that Fenton manufactured. The Topaz Opalescent color was first introduced by Fenton in 1941. It was discontinued in 1943 during World War II, due to a shortage of uranium oxide. The next issue of Topaz Opalescent items wasn't until 1959 and lasted only until 1962, but I don't find any reference that this 8" Topaz Opalescent Double Crimped cone vase was re-issued at that time or any other time. It is unmarked as it should be. Fenton did not start marking their glass until around 1971 and it took about 3 years to complete marking all their wares. This can truly be called Vaseline glass, look at that glow!
I believe this original issue is somewhat scarce and you won't find a nicer one. This vase is in pristine condition. No damage of any kind and clean as a pin.
It measures 7-1/2" Tall X 7" Across. The foot measures 3-7/8" OD.
Reference: Pictured on Page 130 in, "Fenton Glass Compendium, 1940-1970" by John Walk, Copyright 2001
Reference: Listed, No Picture on Page 210 in, "Fenton Art Glass Patterns, 1939-1980" by Margaret & Kenn Whitmyer, Copyright 1999
Reference: Pictured on Page 123 in, "The Big Book of Fenton Glass 1940-1970, Revised Third Edition" by John Walk, Copyright 2002
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