FENTON CRANBERRY GLASS Quilt Block and Adams Rib Design Circa 1990s
Beautiful CREAM PITCHER by FENTON ART GLASS COMPANY in Country Cranberry.
The pattern design resembles quilt blocks which encircle the middle of the pitcher. Above and below the quilt blocks is the old ADAMS RIB design. There are two types of quilt blocks--one in raised diamond and the other, in a square shaped sunflower or sunburst.
The piece has a gorgeous curved applied handle in the reed design. The pitcher's design is a reminder of the Bennington cranberry glass designs by Pilgrim Glass.
The Fenton mark on the vase is barely visible but it does have a small 0 outside the oval mark signifying that this was not an original Fenton mold, but from another company. This mark was used on borrowed/purchased molds in the 1990s.
The pitcher holds about 8 ounces of liquid and is about 5 ¼” tall including the curved handle, or 4 ¾” not measuring the handle. The inside is about 2 ½” wide.
The piece is in excellent condition and has no chips, cracks or repairs. Would be a perfect addition to a collector's Fenton art glass or cranberry glass collection.
Fenton Cranberry Glass
All Fenton Cranberry pieces contain pure gold. It is the gold that reacts to the extreme heat to form the beautiful cranberry color. All Fenton cranberry glass is blown by mouth and not pressed. In some cases, a piece can take up to 25 glassworkers to produce. The making of cranberry glass is more than the art of blowing glass--the glassworkers must have the knowledge to craft the special gold chloride formula that is added to the molten glass.
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