Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fenton Peach Crest

During the 1940's along with Fenton's aqua crest line, they produced peach crest. This was a milk glass outside with a peach pink color interior and a clear crest along the edge.
They made many pieces and styles in the peach crest line. It is one of my favorite collections.
Fenton also made a peach blo line not to be confused with the peach crest. This line had the peach interior but had a hobnail pattern on the milk glass outer and no crest on the edge.
Both are beautiful lines but I favor the peach crest.
Shown in the photograph is part of my own collection.
I am selling my aqua crest collection to add to my peach crest collection. My addiction to glass will only allow room for so much , so I must part with some...Check my ebay store for pieces of aqua crest I have for sale.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What makes my glass so special!

glass is made and what makes it special
and this one on Fenton Art Glass...this is what makes my pieces special and valuable....
A glass master at work!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fenton Aqua Crest Collection..All for sale

This is another awesome piece. A few of my photos show how I had it displayed.
This is a 3 tier tid bit stand made by Fenton Art Glass in Aqua Crest. All the hardware is original to the stand. The top has a question mark shaped top.
The only damage that might be on this piece is teeny flakes where the hardware attaches thru the plates.
The bottom plate measures 11 inches, the middle plate is 8 inches and the top plate is 6 inches. Total height of this stand is approx 15 inches including the handle.
My research shows it was made between 1948 and 1953.
It is stunning!!

This is a Fenton Aqua Crest Bon Bon/Candy Dish. It has a double crimp but is folded up on 2 sides similar to the JIP shape( JIP meaning Jack in Pulpit)This bon bon measures at 2 inches tall and has a diameter of 6 inches.This line was made in the 1940's and not marked on the bottom like new Fenton is.
This is a Fenton Aqua Crest Double Crimp BonBon Dish. It measures approx 6 inches in diameter and is approx 2 1/4 inches tall. This little dish is very versitile..you can use it for candy or I had it displayed on a silver stand. I will be listing the stand also.
The aqua crest line was made during the 1940's and is one of their nicer lines.

This is a large Aqua Crest Vase made by the Fenton Art Glass Company during the 1940's. Before Fenton started marking their awesome glass.
This vase measures approx 8 inches tall, the top diameter is approx 5 inches.
The crest is a deep aqua color and the outside is a milk glass. One of Fenton's best lines!!

This is a very stunning piece in person. It is a small epergne made by Fenton in Aqua Crest.
There is no damage to the piece.
It measures approx 7 inches tall overall, bowl diameter is approx 7 1/4 inches and is 4 1/4 inches tall.. The horn diameter is approx 4 inches and is 5 1/2 inches tall.
It has a metal base and metal horn insert piece.
You dont find many of these for sale.
This is another awesome piece from my personal collection. This is a Fenton Aqua Crest Large Hat Vase. From my research this piece was only made for 2 years 1941-1942.
The aqua coloring on the crest of this piece is a rich deep color. The vase has no damage
It measures approx 5 inches tall and has a top diameter of approx 5 1/2 inches. It has a crimped and ruffled top edge.

This is a Fenton Aqua Crest JIP Vase. It is approx 4 inches tall, and has a top dia of approx 4 1/4.Milk glass outer and an aqua edging...one of the many stunning crests Fenton has done. This came out in the 1940's before Fenton marked their glass on the bottom.

Fenton Aqua Crest Double Crimp Ruffled Rose Bowl. This is another awesome piece of glass. Nobody did Crests like Fenton did. This is another piece from my personal collection. I have to down size so I have room for my other many collections. My downsizing is your good luck!!
This rose bowl is approx 4 1/2 inches tall and has a top diameter of approx 4 1/2 inches.
I dont exactly know what they call this vase. It has a JIP top but its on 2 sides. So, I am calling it a double fold top edge vase. It is approx 4 1/2 inches tall and has a top diameter of approx 4 1/2 inches. It has no damage.
The Aqua Crest by Fenton Art Glass Company was made during the 1940's. It was before Fenton marked the bottom of their glass.
I am thinning out my personal collection of Fenton Art Glass to make room for my other extensive collections so this is your lucky day.

Today I am listing my Aqua Crest Collection. This was in production during the 1940's and are early unmarked Fenton.
This piece is a 6 inch vase with a double crimped, approx 6 inch diameter edge. The aqua coloring is amazing.
Fenton Aqua Crest is a favorite line, but the making of the glass is very important also.
It took great craftsmen to make. As you can see in some of my pieces, there are different styles of top edging. The crimp is on all of them, and then the glass craftsmen did something extra to several of these pieces. Notice how there is a large ruffle also? Well, they had to put this back into the furnace and use their wooden tools to hand shape the extra ruffles also.They are called double crimps.
Can you believe that the tops of these pieces( edges) were done by hand? Now that takes great talent!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Beautiful Posey Vase

Another great piece of my collection..first let me tell you, I collect some Fenton Art Glass, the older glass before it was marked..and my favorite is the Peach Crest.
One day while looking around Ebay, I found this little gem. I bid thinking it was a toothpick holder. My collection of toothpick holders runs to over 300 now and I am always on the lookout for ones I dont have and any interesting ones. This one had the colors of my favorite peach crest, but the crest was a bit different. This one was like several brides basket bowls I have with an amber crest.
I started looking for similar ones to this and never really found one, so I put this out there to some glass friends of mine and here is what I found out.........
This id came from Dave Peterson..Mr Vaseline Glass himself and author of the go to book on Vaseline glass...Vaseline Glass: Canary to Contemporary
This is early bohemian glass, possibly Loetz. This little posey vase is approx 3 inches high .
Now anyone who studies glass knows Loetz is one of the very early glass companies from what was then called Bohemia and includes the Czech Republic.They were very well known for their glass that looks oily...kind of hard to describe..I will show you another of my early Loetz pieces...its also a vase.The first photo is a Loetz Astartig vase, the second is my little posey vase.
I hope you enjoy the little story about my pieces, how I acquired some of them and the photos of the pieces I have talked about!

Interview with Kat from katskloset

Due to technical difficulites my Monday interview will be posted later.
Tuesdays interview is with Kat of Kat's Kloset
Kat is another of my friends on the OSB group.Kat was kind enough to answer my questions and since we had a back up of one of our members, there will be 2 interviews with Kat today. Both are somewhat different since we both asked some different questions.
The point of these interviews are go get the word out about each others business, plus give the search engines some food.
If you would like to comment and maybe even ask your own questions, I am sure they will get answered!
Thank you Kat for taking the time to answer mine!
1. What is your ebay user name and your store name/link
My ebay user name is katskloset and my link is
2.How did you come up with that name?
I'm in love with Alliteration, LOL I just wish i'd picked something easier for folks to spell!(personally Kat, I love the spelling)
3. How long have you been selling and what venues do you sell on?
I've been selling SOMETHING since I was 9 years old in private school, LOL I am currently listing inventory on: My own website www.katskloset.com, eBay, Amazon, bonanzle, iOffer, Atomic Mall, Shop It, a Vendio 'platform' store, a Mail Car store and I hope that's it!
4. What made you start selling online?
to be able to make some $$ but still stay at home with my children and home educate
5. Since my question and Marshell's were about the same, I wont double post the answer..but
Instead, I will add, Kat has been very helpful to me as a seller. We bounce ideas off of each other and the same with other members of this wonderful group.We are a select bunch and have become like a family. Always helpful, always full of different ideas..and we connect on a personal level as well as a professional one!
I do hope you have enjoyed my interview with Kat, and check out the other blogs from our little group and follow along. Ask questions if you would like, you never know...you just might learn something interesting along the way!!
Y'all have a great day and stay tuned for my next interview on Wednesday with Trish

Friday, March 20, 2009

Exciting News!

Starting next week..I will start interviewing members of my online business sucess group.
We will find out what makes each of them unique and interesting!
We are calling this the Virtual DSR Blog Tour!!
Stay tuned!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Ebay Store( DarGlassandMore)

My Degenhart Glass Story

From the time I was very young, I went to auctions with my grandparents. They started passing along their knowledge and love of glass down to me at an early age. They were very special people and knew alot of folks in the glass industry..both experts, researchers and collectors.
They started taking twice yearly trips down to southern Ohio. During those trips, which were made during my spring break and in the summer so I could go they visited the Fenton Art Glass Company and the Degenhart 's Crystal Art Glass Factory. That was the formal name for the company but I always have called it Degenhart Glass and I guess I always will.
My gramma was a firm believer in glass, and Degenhart was fairly unknown for along time. She always bought 3 pieces of each item. Why 3? Because she had 3 grand daughters...me, and my 2 younger sisters.While most kids got money or treats for their good grades, we got glass!
Oh yes...
and since I loved glass, I worked as hard as I could to earn it.
You would have had to know gramma..she put little notes in a lot of her glass...some I still have,like a power jar with a poodle on top has my name and the year she gave it to me still in it..LOL, I am a packrat..or so my family tells me.
Well back to my story! During all those trips, and dont get me wrong....I loved watching Fenton Glass being made during factory tours and have several collections of particular types of Fenton. I loved my trips to see Mrs Degenhart most! She was a wonderful lady, very warm...alot like my gramma. She sat in her store, which was like a barn to me, in a rocking chair and collected her money in a cigar box...tables and shelves everywhere..all loaded with glass..
No kidding...I think I have a picture of her in one of my books showing how cluttered her shop was.If she had it, it was in that shop..somewhere..and she knew just where to find it. She made sure my gramma picked out special colors. Some new, some just made..some named for folks we knew, like Jabe Tarter.He was a regular contributor to the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal newspapers. He was much like the Kovel's ..he liked writing about antiques and was considered quite an expert.
She would talk to me about the glass, showing me special pieces too...I asked a ton of questions, and she probably wished at times I would just shut up..but she was very patient in her answers. When I got done with the questions and getting a bit ready to get some fresh air while gramma shopped. I would go out into the back and pick up coffee cans of glass shards, cullet etc that was dumped out when the glass batches were done...I have several baggies of it..recently I separated it into colors...
Most visits to her factory took all day....and are one of my most treasured memories!