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Author Topic: Anyone recognize this unusual milk glass lace edge. - ID = Fenton Scroll and Eye  (Read 2224 times)

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Offline jsmeasell

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Re: Anyone recognize this unusual milk glass lace edge.
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2010, 03:21:58 PM »
We made this as a plate (shape as it comes from the mould) and as a bowl (warmed-in and turned up a bit all the way around). These are shown in our 1955 catalog and were available in a few opaque colors, including Milk Glass. There are also some attached to a foot to make a comport (or tazza, as some like to call it). We were doing these sorts of things with several different plates in the mid-1950s.
James Measell, Historian
Fenton Art Glass Co.

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Added information: the inspiration for this Fenton design is the "Scroll & Eye" plate made by Challinor Taylor in the 1880s-1890s. An original ad for C-T's "No. 100 10 in. plate" appears on p. 95 of Robert Lucas' excellent book on Tarentum PA glass. The Fenton plate is smaller, of course, and the design of the outermost edge is a little bit different, I think, probably in anticipation of how the piece would produce as pressed ware.
James Measell, Historian
Fenton Art Glass Co.

 

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