Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pouring Over A Pretty Pitcher



It's Shameless Commerce Tuesday, and today I'm featuring a pretty Fenton 75th Anniversary Hand Painted Pitcher, available in my vintage Etsy shop, Aunt Pheba's Vintage.


This beautiful hand painted spruce green pitcher was created especially for the Fenton Art Glass Company's 75th Anniversary in 1980. This exquisite piece has beautifully painted floral designs, autographed by the painter, Linda Enerson.  (I am not sure of the last name, but I am not in a position to criticize anyone for their signature!)  



The base depicts the 75th Anniversary logo, and is signed by Bill Fenton. The original sticker with the Fenton logo is attached near the unique swirled glass handle.




 

This piece stands approximately 6.75 inches high.

Fenton Art Glass went on to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2005. Fourth-generation Fenton family members worked with skilled glassworkers and decorators to create beautiful, handmade art glass in Williamstown, West Virginia. Sadly, the company ceased traditional glassmaking in 2011, making this piece a true collector's item.

This pitcher would be a lovely accent for shabby chic or cottage chic home décor, or to used as a vase to hold fresh flowers.

TTFN
LeAnn

17 comments:

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    1. Yes--and there's a hint of pink in the floral design!

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  2. I didn't know Fenton stopped making glass like that! Oh, no! Beautiful pitcher.

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! It is sad that Fenton closed. And I mourn the loss of most US-made textiles, too.

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  3. Beautiful! I love Fenton and have several pieces to enjoy! This pitcher is lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I loved the colors in this piece.

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  4. That mint color is so beautiful and seems to be really popular these days!

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  5. It is a beautiful color! When I first saw the picture I was thinking it was much bigger. Very pretty!

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