Here is a fantastic Fenton Art Glass bowl that has been hand-crafted by artisan Frank Workman. The inside is mixed shades of blue with a solid blue top edge. The outside starts out as black and then portions have been rolled in colored frit of white milk glass, blue, and black. This type of glass making is called "off hand" because the item has not been blown into a mould.
The result of "off hand" glass making is that each item will be different and the size will be different ... so you can be assured that this bowl can be considered an original glass creation. The name of this bowl is "Ocean Fantasy", and was only available for two months in early 2008.
It takes much skill and experience to achieve glass items of this type, and Frank Workman has studied with many other glass artists at Fenton. The bottom is stamped with Mr. Workman's mark.
This bowl has an uneven top edge with a graceful flowing smooth rim. The outside part where the glass frit was applied has a texture to the feel and is different as you turn the bowl around. It looks as if another color (perhaps peach) got into the frit and towards the bottom, you will see a slight hint of this color.
The bowl is a limited edition and is hand-numbered on the bottom - this one is #87 out of 500 produced. This lovely example of art glass is referenced in "Fenton Art Glass: A Centennial of Glass Making 1907-2007 and Beyond", 2nd Edition, by Debbie and Randy Coe.
This beautiful bowl is in perfect condition, no chips or cracks, first quality glass, from the inventory of a closed store. The silver Fenton sticker is attached to the top. It has never been displayed, and will come in the original Fenton Glass box with info card. The box that the bowl comes in is a large oversized carton so the bowl is well protected in shipping.
Hand crafted high quality American art glass will become difficult to find in the future. Don't miss this opportunity to add a very unique piece of Fenton Glass to your collection.
SIZE: 6 inches high & 9.25 inches across the top
Fenton Art Glass #8191-1Q
Fenton Art Glass announced in 2011 that they will no longer produce traditional glass, such as vases, figurines, ornaments, and limited editions. Photos and Text are copyright by Fortune Gallery of Vintage Collectibles @ Ruby Lane
Fenton Glass Blue Black Bowl Frank Workman Ocean Fantasy
$375 $475 SALE