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Lisa Quinn, Concord, NC

Peach Opalescent Carnival Glass Bowls on Sale Now! 10/14/2016

Member since 2015

Fenton (Rarities, LTD ED, QVC), Vintage Carnival Glass, and Antique Porcelain

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A Collector since 1977 and Buyer and Seller, since 2007, of vintage and contemporary Fenton Art Glass, 19th C. glass from Mt. Washington Glass Company, 19th C. Thomas Webb & Sons, England, 19th C. Harrach, and Kralik, Czech glass companies, Before the end of WWII, the US was considered the largest importers of Czech glass. We bought our chandeliers and glass buttons from them. If considering a purchase of a chandelier, look first at antique or vintage Czech made chandeliers. They are by far still the best made. The store stocks for sale antique Dugan, Northwood, Millersburg and vintage Fenton Carnival Glass bowls, figurines, eggs, vases, etc. Beware: As of 6/2015, for every 10 pieces of carnival glass I purchase from E-bay, 9 pieces were returned because they were fakes. Look to Ruby Lane and my store for authentic carnival pieces. Learn about carnival glass from carnival heaven on the internet. Finally, also listed are antique R. S. Prussia bowls, vintage French, Austrian, and German Majolica plates, retired Royal Doulton Lady Figurines, dated and signed, and (Sept 2016) hand blown art glass from contemporary masters, like Jean Claude Navarro (Deceased, 2014), known as the best hand blown art glass creator in the world (commissioned by King of Dubai for 24 months to stay in Dubai and make art glass sculptures for the King alone. In Dubai, there is a Navarro Studio which contains some of the last pieces the master ever made. Navarro died shortly after returning home having completed his service to the King of Dubai. Wes Hunting's art sculptures are also represented. He has been professionally hand blowing art glass In US for over 30 years! The Wes Hunting: Pink and Gold Landscape on Sale after 9/7/16.

**Updated 10/10/2016

Definition of Rarity: An item of value, of such limited quantity, for a number of reasons, that its value is identified as UNDETERMINED. What does that mean to sellers. If you find one of these, debut it on an internet purchasing platform at a very high price. Do not concern yourself about selling it. Just let buyers and sellers know that a price value has been established. Wait. Take the listing down and list it in your shop at the same high value. In about 3 months, tops, other sellers will list the item at the place you debuted it for even more money. Three and half years ago, I started buying up Fenton 1960s' Plated Amberina (glossy / matte / satin finish can be striped) Fenton glass items for below and somewhat above $100 dollars per piece. Those pieces were in my store for around $275 to $375 dollars. On E-bay, these same pieces are listed for $625 dollars and up to $825 dollars. After giving notice, I have now removed these pieces and they will be no longer for sale.


Look for Victorian (to 1885) and Edwardian Period glass (1885 - 1914 Beginning of WW1 - namesake is Edward, son of Queen Victoria) canary yellow uranium glass. In 1905, US glass making companies started adding opalescent glass to uranium glass; In 1930, US glass making companies began the addition of iron oxide which resulted in green tinted yellow uranium glass coined by public as Vaseline Glass. Great deals for feedback customers.
To be technically correct, glass with uranium made prior to 1905 was identified as canary yellow uranium glass. After 1905, it became canary yellow opalescent uranium glass and in 1930 with the addition of iron oxide, the uranium glass was named Vaseline glass.
In 1905, US glass makers start laying layers of translucent glass on top of transparent glass in the pressed molds and re-firing the glass to create canary yellow "opalescent" uranium glass. And as mentioned above, Vaseline did not start into production until 1930 in the US. Just the addition of iron oxide, as a colorant, made the glass appear green tinted. Iron oxide is used today as a colorant in our prescription medications. Uranium fluoresces under long wave ultra violet light or (layman terminology) glows yellow or green-yellow under a black light because of "its chemistry" and not the radio active isotopes in the uranium. Meaning, the electrons from each atom of uranium that orbit around the neutron and protons jiggle when exposed to UV long wave light or black light, (including daylight). This is perceived by our brains through our optic nerve as brightly glowing yellow or yellow green tinted glass. Other glass that contains uranium is i.e. satinize white glass, green opalescent glass, blue opalescent glass, Burmese glass. Ruby Lane has all the glass containing uranium under Vaseline glass in their search engine. Fenton Glass Company was the only glass company to start making glass with uranium in 1907 calling it Topaz Opalescent.

Most of the uranium put in clear molten glass by US and Czech glass makers had a very low Geiger counter reading of about 300 to 400. Where English glass, i.e. Cambridge, had readings of around 1300. One would have to take a sharp knife and splay glass fragments with it, breath in glass fragments for quite a while, in order to be exposed to the radio active isotopes. (Not likely to happen. ) Additionally, without the readings, one can assume that the uranium was depleted of radioactive isotopes before it was added to molten clear glass. **There is a great $14 dollar dollar black light at Amazon - the Goliath Industry UV Handheld 51 LED Flashlight. It has a waffle lens, it's 6 inches in length, and it is weighted so the user is less likely to drop it. The waffle lens appears to create more shimmering of the uranium glow than an ordinary lens cover making the glow brighter. I like this flash light a lot.

****So look for antique Victorian and Edwardian glass towards the beginning of November, 2016. If you are not a feedback customer and do not qualify for the discount, make me an offer. Also,I recommend purchasing a used 2009, Carl Burns and Mike Carwile book on 1885 to 1930 Opalescent Glass. It includes a great price guide for blue, green, white and uranium opalescent glass. Bear in mind these prices are good prices. Anything less is just a drop not due to investment value but the lack of monitored selling on E-bay.
I have removed all of Fenton's Plated Amberina from the store. It's value is considered UNDETERMINED. As a collector for investment grade glass, I am going to keep the Plated Amberina. Take a look at the FAGCA items - Gorgeous Plum Opalescent Lace Trimmed Tri-Corner Ftd Stipple Ray Bon Bon at Seller cost. $85 dollars. (will be removed at end of November - make me an Offer! Rose Burmese HP PCE Hat; Lg Satin Blue Burmese 7 in x 5.5 in vase ribbed; 20% off New Century Burmese Floral & Grape Lg Bell (gorgeous already reduced) Price increase on newly classified rarities after sale: Burmese Scene Fairy Lamp 15% off; 9.5 inch small edge narrow tapered vase - B/G Adventurine ; any 7.5 inch Rose/Blue Mist Basket 20% off; 15% off 12 oz Autumn Adventurine Syrup jug; Be aware. Rose/Green Adventurine is cased with crystal and not glass as is the case with Blue/Green Adventurine. If you find it priced at a low price, I recommend you grab it. Not a lot of buyers are aware that the rose/green is "crystal cased" on the outer layer. Als,o the Vincent Price Rose Mist Fenton pieces are investment grade. Keep a look out for those pieces.

Discounted for Feedback Customers Only - Starts after 9/7/16 - Use the Lay-A-Way Option

1988 to 1930 Opalescent Glass from Jefferson, Model Flint, US National and Northwood Glass companies. Get yourself a reference book. Items which moved to Fenton Rarities category: (1958) All White Silver Crest Spanish Lace: Footed candy dish with Lid, (in store at original listing, will increase to rarity price in November 2016), (1958) 12 inch Silver Crest Fan Vases, (in store at original listing price) 7 1/2" triangular bent single crimped top edge vases, 7" PCE (pie crust edge) baskets; Short Run Production of Rosalene RE, - 1979; Blue Burmese UB - 1983 - 1984 "Queen of Collectibles; Dot and Flute vase and the Butterfly and Fantail pattern 8 ruffle bowl with claw feet discounted; Gorgeous Cranberry Flip Vase on gold glass base HP, discounted for feedback customers now; Victorian 1887, antique large Cranberry Water Pitcher with upright single crimp edge, polished pontil and white frit covering discounted for feedback customers now! (take advantage because this pitcher is rarely discounted). Anything commemorating Louise Piper, re-known designer who began working for Fenton in 1968, is selling for up to $200 dollars. (decorated milk glass, satin glass, etc. under Piper's tenure). The amethyst opalescent ribbed 4 inch ruffled vase, family signing event piece, 2005. It lists for $129 dollars but can be found for $70 dollars, Free Shipping. This is definitely an investment grade Fenton item. Amethyst opalescence is the first glass Frank Fenton used when he stopped buying blanks to paint and started making his own glass. This 4 inch piece represents the last item Fenton ever made with amethyst opalescence glass. It's a gorgeous ruffled, rib optic, purple glass vase. Feedback customers - Make me an Offer!
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Lisa Quinn
4163 Bristol Place NW
Concord, NC 28027
Tel: (704) 699-7730
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