Jun 23, 2011

Fenton Silver Crest

Fenton Hobnail Shoe & Vase
by TreasureHuntVintage


One of the most renowned and prolific art glass companies in America, the Fenton Art Glass Company can trace it's beginning back to 1905, and today is 106 years old.  Founded by 2 brothers in Ohio, Frank L. Fenton & John W. Fenton, The Fenton Art Glass Company faced closure in 2007, but experienced a huge revival by stout collectors, and today, along w/Blenko, remains one the last US glass houses in operation.

With a incredibly wide rage of styles and decorations to choose from, and a strong history behind it, Fenton Art Glass appeals to a huge audience of collectors.  Couple that w/the fact that Fenton Art Glass is hand-made, and thus, no two pieces are alike, the company can claim some of the most loyal collectors in the industry.

Fenton Silver Crest
Beaded Vase
by MyMilkGlassShop

As a closet milk glass-a-holic, one of my personal favorite lines is Silver Crest.  Fenton Silver Crest is milky white in base and finished w/a clear, crimped rim.  Offering several different decorations, including Spanish Lace and Violets in the Snow - Fenton Silver Crest commands a strong presence on the table, especially during the holidays.  I have 3 tidbits that I use during the holidays to display hors d'oeuvres and sweets.  I use a 3 tiered tidbit as the centerpiece and flank it w/two 2 tiered tidbits.  To add a little pizazz to my table, I use a Silver Crest Spanish Lace for mints and the such.

Fenton Silver Crest by Etsy Vintage Team Members
Fenton by Etsy Vintage Team Members

11 comments:

Bevy said...

Thanks for the information. I have always loved Fenton Glass and your info on milk glass was informative. I have a Blenko bowl that is a favorite.

11karri said...

Just plain classic, Fenton is timeless.Thanks for this Blog !

Suzanne@threepeats said...

After reading this very informative post, I have the courage to admit that I, also, am a closet Fenton milk glass-aholic!

jenscloset said...

I love Fenton so much, classic and timeless! Thanks so much for including my vase!

Vicki said...

Thanks so much for sharing this great Fenton Glass history and information. Fenton Glass is a favorite of mine too.

ATasteforVintage said...

Both of my grandmothers collected Fenton, so I grew up surrounded by some amazing pieces (I always loved silvercrest too, even before I knew what it was!). Now I'm an avid Fenton collector- I can never pass it up!

nora - treasurehuntvintage said...

Great post, Kim. Reminds me...I have a couple of pieces of Fenton Silver Crest that I need to list!!!
:~) Nora

PS -- Thanks so much for including my Fenton listing photo.

cindy-the vintage hat shop said...

Hmmm, now I am going to go search through my treasures and see if I have any hidden Fenton! Thanks for the encouragement.

ReBopShop/Sandra said...

Great post! I am fortunate to have a Silver Crest vase handpainted by Charleton with their signature roses. It's in my Flickr photostream here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61299275@N07/5621194877/in/photostream

Thanks for the info, Kim!

ReBopShop/Sandra said...

Well, shoot. The link (which you have to copy/paste anyway) got cut off.

Anyway, it's my 2nd photo here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61299275@N07/

Lea's Attic said...

Love the post!