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Offline dhall

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Any info on CVG/VCG mark?
« on: July 24, 2006, 02:26:08 PM »
I recently came acroos a glass slipper collection that belonged to my great-grandmother.  One piece has a CVG mark, where the V is larger than the C & G.  The Cis in the crux of the V and the G is at the bottom.  The piece is of a bsic slipper with a cat's head peering out over the toungue and looking in the direction of the toe.  The coloring is dark, almost pewter/metallic looking with a multi-color sheen.  Any information on the maker's mark or the piece is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Darryl


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Any info on CVG/VCG mark?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2006, 02:32:52 PM »
Could it be OVG?

Fenton's Olde Virginia Glass line - made circa 1971 - marked with the letters OVG (vertically). Could your slipper be purple Carnival Glass? Sounds like that is what you have.

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 02:39:59 PM »
OVG as described is shown In Hartmann, c1920 Frank Leslie Fenton, Art Glass Co. USA. No CVG shown.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 02:51:27 PM »
Hartmann's wrong on the date. Fenton's Olde Virgina Glass (OVG) was introduced in the mid 1950s. Frank M (Muhleman) Fenton (eldest son of Frank Leslie Fenton) and his brother Bill were in charge of the factory then, as Frank L. had passed on in 1948.

The cat slipper (Fenton #1995) was made in the OVG line (marked) in purple Carnival - and that's what I suspect it just might be.

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Might be OVG mark not CVG
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006, 03:32:31 PM »
I was just informed by an expert that the mark is probably OVG - Olde Virginia Glass line by Fenton (circa 1971).  This makes sense due to the style of the figurine being of a cat peering out of a slipper which is a common theme of Fenton Art Glass.  

However, I was hoping it was of a much earlier date (early 1900's) as I was told it belonged to my great-grandmothers collection.  It is possible that my grandmother purchased it in the 70's to add to the collection.  Is anyone else aware of any other  possible makers using a OVG, VGC, or any other combination??

Thank you,
Darryl


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Thank you Glen & Frank
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2006, 03:38:00 PM »
I submitted my 2nd post before "refreshing" my screen and did not see your posts.

From reading your posts it sounds like the 1920 production did not have the mark and the 1971 production included the mark to indicate that these were the re-production of the earlier c1920's version.  Correct?

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2006, 03:50:13 PM »
The OVG line was not made during the 1920s. It was introduced in the mid 1950s.

If we can establish the colour/type of glass, then we will hopefully have the date.

Are you familiar with Carnival Glass? Is your cat slipper iridised, with a base colour (hold it to the light to see) of dark purple? I don't have a photo to show you of the OVG Cat in purple Carnival, but here's a modern Fenton purple Carnival piece. Note that it is exceptionally well iridised and not all examples are this vivid.
http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/wwwcgawhimseyA.html

Best way to help you for sure is if you can post a photo, of course.

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