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Meeting Highlights & Program


April 2011


Larry and John provided a wonderful program on Fenton’s Blue Satin glassware, made primarily between 1973 and 1983.  The table was full of beautiful pieces from a variety of Fenton’s most popular lines.  John and Larry started collecting Fenton’s Blue Satin about ten years ago and have already created a very impressive collection.
The program included two gorgeous Gone With the Wind lamps.  Larry and John highlighted a wide variety of pieces, including baskets, bowls, candleholders, candy boxes, footed comports, pitchers, rose bowls, vases, and figural pieces (boot, butterfly on branch, and a hen on nest).  Patterns displayed included Basket Weave, Butterfly, Buttons and Bows, Daisy, Deep Poppy, Lovebirds, Orange Tree, Peacock, Persian Medallion, Pinwheel, Poppy, Roses, and Water Lily.
John and Larry started their collection with a basket.  They liked the color and texture of the glass, finding the satin finish to be warm and comfortable.  They noted that the satin finish is hard to clean and stains very easily.  Their favorite pieces are the baskets and lamps.




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.


Crystal goblets with cutting and cut stems, possibly Seneca.
Seneca Ritz Blue Cascade 40 oz. pitcher #1972.
New England Glass Company #1342 blue candlesticks, originally made between 1850 and 1870—this pair is marked MMA, which indicates that they are reissues commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and manufactured by Imperial (1979-1984) and Dalzell Viking (1988-1996).
Seneca Quilt Optic cobalt stem, #903.
Red Wing Random Harvest cereal bowl.
US Glass Blazing Cornucopia wine and goblet, circa 1905.
Tiffin Kilarney Green urn vase, circa 1950.
Viking Glass Persimmon owl ashtray from the 1980s.
Tiffin crystal vase with sand-carved dragon.
New Martinsville eagle bookends.
Goebel Red Head, “Damper on the Camper”, designed by Charlotte Byj.