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Meeting Highlights & Program

 

February 2012

 

John and Larry impressed the club with gorgeous pieces from their collection of Fenton’s Ming pattern.  Ming was made in 1935 and 1936; it is an acid-etched satin glass and was the largest pattern of this treatment in Fenton’s repertoire.  Larry explained that crystal is the primary color and virtually all known shapes have been found in crystal.  Other colors were produced in smaller runs with fewer pieces available.  Rose and green pieces show up, but Larry commented that amber pieces are hardest to find.  Larry noted that the first pieces they acquired in this pattern were the oval bowl and pair of cornucopias in crystal—a perfect console set!
 
John described each of the pieces on display and how they were used.  The rose pieces included a pair of stunning cornucopias, an 11 ½” tulip bowl, and a dolphin-handled ruffled bonbon.  Green pieces included three three-toed pieces:  rose bowl, bowl, and plate.  Supporting Larry’s comments about the prevalence of crystal, John shared twice as many crystal pieces from their collection as the other colors.  Treasures included candleholders, an 11” bowl with knob handles, an open 5” bonbon bowl, and a striking covered 5” bonbon.  A pair of amber cornucopias rounded out the program.

 

 

 

Show & Tell

Club members brought the following treasures for Show and Tell!  Here are some highlights from this meeting.  Descriptions of each treasure is found below the pictures using the corresponding number.

 

 

1.
Three glass animals:  (1) Kosta Boda rearing horse (block style), (2) Viking flat-back tiger cub, and (3) Kosta Boda flat-back circus elephant.
2.
Imperial Glass blue opalescent Beaded Block sugar and creamer.
3.
Anchor Hocking clear Bubble go-with footed tumbler, flat tumbler, and “Boopie”.

4.

Viking Bluenique #6944 Owl ashtray, circa 1969.

5.

Three carnival glass bowls:  (1) Fenton marigold Waterlily footed bowl, made between 1907 and 1932, (2) Fenton amethyst Grape & Cable ruffled bowl, and (3) marigold bowl from unknown manufacturer.
6.
Ball Jar salt and pepper shakers.