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Offline GLASDIERTJE

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« on: November 04, 2006, 04:18:55 PM »
hello

is there anybody who can tell me

 if ebay auction 260047250065 is real Burmese glass as in the little glass book there is another colour described
and the auction 230044949119 is also descriped as burmese glass and looks totaly different

290043323810 is this custard glass?

thanks for an answer
Janine


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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 05:57:05 PM »
These are all Fenton items. The Fenton book identifies no less then 85 different colours, including Burmese (since 1970) and custard. The factory is into using confusing fancy names for their colours, and vendors will misuse even the Fenton terminology to describe their items.  Nothing is what it seems.  Here are a few links for further research:

http://users.wirefire.com/fagcainc/
http://www.fentonartglass.com/clubs/
http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/fentonartglass/
Ivo
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2006, 11:08:57 PM »
Janine -

#260047250065  is what Fenton calls Blue Burmese

#230044949119 is Fenton Blue Satin

#290043323810 looks like Fenton Custard Satin but the picture is so poor I can't be sure.  The seller calls it light green and if it is truly a pale green then it would be Lime Satin.


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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2006, 04:26:05 AM »
Janine,

Yes;  the first bird done in the shaded glass is called "Blue Burmese" by Fenton, who it appears has often abused a number of other names and terms used in antique glass collecting for what seems to be the sake of sales or just lack of originality.  

The second bird is not Blue Burmese. Fenton calls it "Blue Satin", which could be taken as "Satin Glass", but this Fenton glass has been sand blasted and is rough enough to file one's fingernails with, so there isn't much about it that resembles or relates to Satin the fabric or what's known as "Satin Glass" in any way.

The third bird is Custard Glass and Fenton calls this "Custard Satin". This too could double as a finger nail file.

Fenton has and still does make some very nice things, which would likely do well by any name they gave them. Their use of these names and terms for items that are not related to the original glass of those names etc., tends to cause confusion for folks who don't care about Fenton glass and are more interested in the glass those names and terms were originally applied to. --- Mike


Offline GLASDIERTJE

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2006, 07:01:51 PM »
thanks for the answers
I am not interested in Fenton but in glass birds in different glass !!!
sorry, but I do not understand it very well in the answers :
is the first one realy burmese glass or just a name?
and is the third one realy custard glass or just a name?
thanks for answering again
janine


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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2006, 10:20:45 PM »
GLASDIERTJE,

The glass is what its maker calls it and in this case Fenton called it "Blue Burmese", not just Burmese, but Blue Burmese.  --- Mike


 

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