thanks very much Glen - I was hoping that it was much older, and expect that I paid more than I should have done. In my travels around the boot sales etc. I have rarely, if ever, seen this blue - although that may be due simply to its recent manufacturing date. For the uninitiated, dating some of these pieces can be a problem. Obviously a very poorly 'pressed' Fenton, as it is impossible to interpret that from the embossing. thanks again. Paul S.