FENTON CRANBERRY GLASS Cream Pitcher in Ruby Overlay and Polka Dot Pattern Circa 1950s
Listing is for a cute vintage CREAM PITCHER made by the FENTON ART GLASS COMPANY.
The creamer is covered by small dots and has an applied clear glass handle in a reed pattern. The reeds are distinctive and spaced close together so the light shows through.
The pattern is POLKA DOT in Ruby Overlay; 2461 RO, which was released in 1956 and discontinued in 1969.
The pitcher stands a little over 4 ⅛" tall. The piece is not marked on the bottom signifying its pre-1970s.
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
Ruby Overlay is a type of cased glass with a gold ruby glass interior and crystal glass exterior. Similar to cranberry glass, the glass gets its ruby color by the addition of gold chloride. The process was both expensive and difficult to master. Ruby Overlay was later referred to by Fenton as Country Cranberry.
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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