Early Fenton Custard Glass Pond Lily Bon Bon
Here's a rather scarce Fenton item that was discontinued in 1915. At 95 years of age, it's not quite a true Antique yet.Fenton called this line their Color Stained Custard Glass. This stain was actually prayed on after the pieces had cooled. As a result, sometimes small areas would show as what's called a "Void" or little round spots where the spray didn't adhere. This piece has a couple of these small voids shown in photos below. Also common to this early custard glass were tiny surface air bubbles which would burst. There is a tiny broken surface air bubble the size of a pencil point inside another small void which has a bit of carbon dirt still inside which is also typical. For those of you who know about manufacturing flaws, then this item would make a great addition to any early Fenton collection. This line was discontinued in 1915 and they are not found in good condition very often today. In the past 20 years I have only had a couple of these Color Stained pieces in really good condition.
This one is exceptional and in very good condition and also fluoresces very well under a black light. The 1915 catalog shows this piece and it is called the No.The pattern is called Pond Lily. There are no chips or cracks. This will make a great novelty accessory to any Victorian home. The item "Early Fenton Custard Glass Pond Lily Bon Bon" is in sale since Saturday, March 27, 2010. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Fenton". The seller is "ainventor" and is located in Gibsonton, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Glassware Category: Custard Glass
- Maker: Fenton
- Region: American
- Type: Antique
- Style: Victorian
- Material: Glass
- Pattern: Pond Lily
- Color: Cream with Painted Stain
- Item: Double Handled Bon Bon