Signed Fenton Glass Hobnail Bell Amber Vintage Collectible
Fenton was established in Martins Ferry, Ohio in 1905, moved to Williamstown, West Virginia, and built a factory in 1906. Frank Fenton was the designer and decorator from 1905 to 1920, the designs made there were heavily influenced by two other glass companies: Tiffany and Steuben. But the many different colors were the work of Jacob Rosenthal, a famous glass chemist who is known for developing chocolate and golden agate glass. Towards the end of 1907, the Fenton brothers were the first to introduce carnival glass, which later became a popular collector's item.
1970, the company added their logo to the bottom of some pieces to distinguish them from older pieces. In 1974, Fenton started putting their logo on all the pieces they made From June 1996 to July 1998 August 1998 an F replaced the star type of mark is found on glass baskets. Where the glass handles of the baskets are attached to the base of the basket a stamp is made each handler had a specific pattern to help identify which handler attached the handle the marks began in the 1950s and were instituted by Frank M. and Bill Fenton. The company closed many factories and stopped production of the traditional glass products in 2011 and started making jewelry. Therefore many of these glass pieces are highly sought after today by collectors.
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Fenton Glass Hobnail Amber Bell with clapper, signed Fenton.
The piece will make a great unique gift, perfect to announce dinner, a special toast, the New Year display on the mantel, curio, shelf, vanity and wonderful to start a collection.
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Condition: Very Good to Excellent
Measurements: 5 ½”Tall x 3 ”