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Lisa Quinn, Concord, NC

Fenton Especially Made For QVC - priced for feedback customers by 12/18/2016

Member since 2015

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

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About Buy To Collect Or Buy To ReSell

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We respond within 24 hours, concerning offers or questions. We are well experienced with over 1880 transactions and only one breakage due to a USPS Fork Lift accident. If your looking for something special we will find it for you, at no charge and no mark-up.
About Us
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 Navaro (Deceased, 2014), known as the "king of glass", who was commissioned to work in Dubai for the King only for two years. There is a Navaro Studio in Dubai with over 1,000 pieces. 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: Colorfield vase structure 1st made in 1984 will be listed in the shop in February. Also, a few perfume pieces from Tamion, a well known Romanian art glass blower.

Posted 1/21/2017

In the shop, starting 1/23, there will be listed some excellent pieces of Fenton milk glass, "Silver Crest" decorated by Abels, Wasserberg & Company, aka AWCO. This is most definitely a group of glass items that are starting to recover from depreciation due to poor selling practices bringing them back again as very good investment grade items. AWCO was in business for over 30 years until 1970. Walter Abels, greatly expanded the company during WWII, 1943, Green St. NY, NY, with showrooms in Chicago and L.A. Because of the war in Europe, the US glass making companies were unable to produce the decorated blanks because we relied heavily on the European artists and the European glass makers who exported their decorated goods. America, at this point in time, lacked the artistic talent in many areas of art. These exports, as mentioned above, were shut down due to the war, but the European artists escaped to the US to avoid persecution and of course death.

Along with AWCO, one of US's largest box corporation who funded the start-up of the Art Institute of Chicago and the publisher of Harper's Bazaar magazine ( Art Department that was headed by a famous Russian artist for over 30 years) hired these artists to do work in our factories, art schools to teach and illustrate war posters for the government to help us understand the necessity to enter the war, and do all the illustrations on our top fashion magazines covers since 1939. If you look at the prices of the these old fashion magazines from 1939 through 1945, and if the covers have been illustrated by Paul Cassandre', or John Ernst, for example, these magazines are very expensive. Why? These guys were great artists in their own right. Abels, Wasserberg & Company hired about 55 European artists, set up a factory shop for decorating and had them decorate glass blanks with the Charleton Line. Now, these were "experienced" artists but Walter Abels still insisted they be trained for 18 months on the Charleton Line before even working in the factory on pieces for sale. Through great advertising and workmanship, AWCO artists decorated for Fenton, Duncan and Miller, Westmoreland, Cambridge, Fostoria, Aladdin, etc. Frank M. Fenton took a cranberry hobnail lamp shade to Walter Abels to convince him to take on the Fenton work. Why? AWCO,s artistic reputation was superior to Fenton's and Frank was selling the lamp shade for a lot of money. He wanted to be certain of sales.

***My listed prices will not be the cheapest you will find. **But remember, if you shop bargains on investment grade glassware, all the transactions are recorded, digitally sent to price guide authors and websites. These transaction amounts are sorted on Excel software by item and simply averaged and a new price is established. The ridiculously high and low dollar amounts are not eliminated and it mathematically depresses the average price. Nothing has changed of significance in investment grade glass items. Except they are older and fewer in supply because of breakage. (This is great). Low supply = high price. Their prices should never be falling. Only the lack of supervised selling where these items can be sold for pennies on the dollar and get recorded has caused the drastic fall of investment value.

Buy smart! Purchase Michael and Lori Palmer's, The Charleton Line, Schiffer Publishing. Used $13 dollars - Amazon

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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 February of this year. 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.
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Discounted for Feedback Customers Only - Starts after 9/7/16 - Use the Lay-A-Way Option

*Posted 1/5/2017

More QVC to be listed by 1/10/2017 for Customer Feedback Discount Program. 50 piece Charles Stieff & Company Sterling Maryland aka Rose pattern. 1920 dated stamp. Excellent condition listing 1/25/2017. Wes Hunting Mandarin Colorfield 10" like new listing 1/25; Jean Claude Novaro Landscape Pink and 22kt gold vessel listing 1/25; 19 C Rose Medallion and Famillie Rose pattern exported Chinese porcelain listing 1/25; gorgeous Abels Wasserberg & Co aka AWCO Charleton Line decorated for Fenton listed 1/25.
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***User friendly lay-a-away: no interest; 6 months; 15% down; miss 1 month, no worry; Financial disaster: all funds returned: give 10 day notice.
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Lisa Quinn
4163 Bristol Place NW
Concord, NC 28027
Tel: (980) 439-5358
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