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Title: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: Glen on July 01, 2005, 06:32:50 AM
Does anyone have one of these favrene Dancing Ladies Urns from Fenton yet? Anyone seen one "in the flesh"?

http://www.fentonartglass.com/fenton_dancingladies.htm

Glen
Title: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: Ivo on July 01, 2005, 08:09:26 AM
seems to be a copy of the Georges DeFeure bowl for Fauchon done in the WMF Myra technique - :?  :?:  :?:  :?:  re originality....  :?
Title: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: glasswizard on July 01, 2005, 08:42:02 AM
Hi Glen, A little bit of history here. Fenton's Dancing ladies was first produced in 1932-1935 in an amazaing amount of colors  and in vases, urns and bowls. I have never seen one in any shape or color. The urns of that era have handles and I notice that this one does not, an interesting design decision. Also an interesting marketing ploy, buy the book and then you are allowed to buy the urn. Terry
Title: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: Connie on July 01, 2005, 09:05:34 AM
I would love to see one of these up close and personal  :wink:

I have been wanting a Dancing Ladies urn from the 1920s to go with my opaque  8) glass collection but haven't been able to find one.

I also love Fenton Favrene.  But I am not sure I like the combination!

I will say that Fenton Favrene is much more impressive in real life than in photos.  You just can not capture the life of the finish in a photo.

BTW - Favrene is patterned after Steuben Blue Aurene.
Title: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: Glen on July 01, 2005, 10:40:05 AM
Thanks for everyone's comments. I adore Favrene and have a number of beautiful items in this fabulous finish (including the wwwcga commemorative that I designed). And yes, yes, yes, the book!  :roll: I bought mine last year and have ordered the Urn, but I don't have it yet and wondered if anyone else had actually seen the item. I'd love a first hand report from someone who has got one.
Title: Re: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: Anne on March 24, 2008, 06:39:47 AM
Hi Glen, did you get the Urn? If so, do you have a picture of it to add to this topic please? (Or a link to one if on your website?) Many thanks. :)
Title: Re: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: Glen on March 24, 2008, 08:05:00 AM
Yes, the urn did arrive. And yes, yes, yes it was worth waiting for. It is breathtaking.

Oddly enough we haven't taken any photos of it yet. I'll ask Steve if he can do some. It will be next weekend before we get chance. I'll let you know asap.

Thanks for asking about it, Anne  :)

Glen
Title: Re: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: Anne on March 24, 2008, 07:04:02 PM
Thanks Glen, look forward to seeing the pics. :)
Title: Re: Fenton Dancing Ladies Urn in Favrene
Post by: jsmeasell on March 25, 2008, 12:10:41 AM
Can someone give me a lead to research "Georges DeFeure bowl for Fauchon" as mentioned in an earlier post?

The Fenton Dancing Ladies surely has a connection to Harry Northwood's large covered urns (and light fixtures) that date from the late 'teens. The Northwood large urns have handles (see p. 141 of Harry Northwood: The Wheeling Years), and Fenton bought this mould after Northwood closed in the mid-1920s. Fenton also created new moulds for several smaller urns (with handles) and an oval bowl (with handles).

There is a sketch by company founder Frank L. Fenton in his design scrapbooks (see p. 8 of Fenton Glass: The Second Twenty-five Years). Incidentally, Fenton just called all these items simply No. 901 and there is no descriptive term such as Dancing Ladies in the old records.

Fenton Favrene contains pure silver in the batch, and a specific reheating technique is needed to create the vivid iridescence. If you visit Fenton, you might chance to see us make Favrene. The Favrene urns are indeed top notch examples.