|Fenton Silver Crest|
Violets in the Snow Vase
Louise Piper is a renowned Fenton artist who came to the company in 1968 and was a beloved fixture in the decorating rooms - many artists expanded their skills under Louise's tutelage. Fenton glassware with Louise's name on it are highly sought after and extremely collectible.
Louise's gorgeous decoration of delicate purple flowers graces more than the Silver Crest line, and first appears on Spanish Lace in 1974. VITS was discontinued by the end of 1984.
The hardest to find pieces include the ashtray, the candy box, the table and classic lamp, the pitcher, and the square planter.
This glassware makes a stunning, everyday decoration. I'm especially fond of the Silver Crest Violets in the Snow Handled Bon Bon, which I use to offer small treats on the coffee table.
It is with a sad heart that I end this article w/the notation that Fenton will be shutting down its main furnace and discontinuing its traditional glassmaking business. We are witnessing the end of an era and the disappearance of US made decorative glassware.