Fenton Art Glass Company dates to 1905, when it was founded by brothers Frank and John Fenton. While the company is primarily known for art glass and decorative pieces, during the Depression and WWII, the company also manufactured practical items, such as tableware. Their very popular line of hobnail milk glass dates to this period as well. Another popular style of Fenton is their iridescent glassware, sometimes called "Carnival Glass."
Fenton glass is popular with collectors for its quality and beauty. YesterNook manager, Sharron Smiley, says that "Fenton is like nothing else in glass." She has been selling glassware for a long time and is every knowledgeable on the subject.
Sadly, the company ceased its traditional glass-making operations in 2011. The company was known for its innovative techniques in glass-making and coloring, which is another reason for its huge appeal to collectors. Come and check out some of the pieces we have in the store and you'll see what we mean.
At YesterNook prices, these won't last long, so if you're at all interested, you might want to head down and check them out. If you are still looking for a unique Mother's Day gift, think of how she'd feel about one of these beauties!