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Fenton Glass

A frontrunner in early 20th century art glass, Fenton Art Glass Company captivated consumers with their rich colors and innovative designs. Originating in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Fenton glass is still in production today and continues to uphold a consistent standard of excellence.

From the outset, Fenton founders and brothers Frank and John Fenton desired to develop an art glass company that celebrated expert craftsmanship and artistic expression. They first painted glass vessels, but soon they realized the potential of starting their pieces from scratch. In 1907, Fenton opened its own glassmaking studio, securing the company's ongoing success.

Fenton pieces were most renowned for their rich and varied colors, and within the first decade of business, Fenton had debuted more than 25 shades. In addition to color, Fenton also wanted to be cutting edge, responding to contemporary trends in art glass with new patterns and styles that also met cultural needs. Fenton proved essential, for example, in the wake of the world wars. At that time, they turned to crafting more utilitarian wares such as mixing bowls while access to glass from overseas was scant. By the second half of the 20th century, Fenton had introduced even more remarkable colors and patterns while also becoming a household name.


Quick Facts

  • One of Fenton's earliest innovations was that of iridescent Carnival glass. First produced in 1907, it was produced in part in response to the growing popularity of similar effects seen in Tiffany and Steuben designs
  • 1952 witnessed the debut of Milk Glass Hobnail, which would go on to be one of the brand's most popular patterns
  • Fenton turned 115 in 2015, making it one of the most enduring art glass companies in the United States

Recommended Items at Auction

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(5 Pc) Fenton Glass Grouping Set
May 31, 12:00 PM EDT
(5 Pc) Fenton Glass Grouping Set
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $25- $200
$502 Bids
Fenton Opalescent Hobnail Vases Lot Of Two
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Opalescent Hobnail Vases Lot Of Two
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $50- $75
$302 Bids
Three Red Glass Items,
May 26, 10:00 AM AEST
Three Red Glass Items,
by Aalders Auctions
Est: AUD20- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
Fenton Milk Glass Over Pink Vases Lot of Four
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Milk Glass Over Pink Vases Lot of Four
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $120- $200
$601 Bid
Ernest William Fenton (British, b. 1922)
May 25, 11:00 AM CDT
Ernest William Fenton (British, b. 1922)
by Neal Auction Company
Est: $10- $20
$101 Bid
Fenton glass unicorn and a blue Fenton handpainted shoe signed by the artist
May 28, 11:00 AM EDT
Fenton glass unicorn and a blue Fenton handpainted shoe signed by the artist
by TEG Auction Gallery
Est: $0- $0
$151 Bid
Fenton Blue Floral Bell
May 29, 6:00 PM EDT
Fenton Blue Floral Bell
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $20- $40
$51 Bid
Fenton Uranium Custard Glass "Princess House" Plate & Bell
May 29, 6:00 PM EDT
Fenton Uranium Custard Glass "Princess House" Plate & Bell
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $40- $65
$101 Bid
Fenton Opalescent Bell
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
Fenton Opalescent Bell
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$21 Bid
Fenton Hand-Painted Bell
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
Fenton Hand-Painted Bell
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$21 Bid
Fenton Opalescent Basket
May 27, 5:00 PM EDT
Fenton Opalescent Basket
by Plain City Auction
Est: $5- $100
$21 Bid
Fenton Silver Crest Milk Glass Collection Lot Of Four
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Silver Crest Milk Glass Collection Lot Of Four
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $60- $80
$300 Bids
Fenton Silver Crest Milk Glass Pieces Lot Of Three
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Silver Crest Milk Glass Pieces Lot Of Three
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $95- $125
$500 Bids
Fenton Stag And Holly Ice Cream Carnival Glass Bowl
May 27, 11:00 AM EDT
Fenton Stag And Holly Ice Cream Carnival Glass Bowl
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$250 Bids
Fenton Opalescent Moonstone Glass Pieces Lot Of Three
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Opalescent Moonstone Glass Pieces Lot Of Three
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $40- $65
$200 Bids
Fenton Milk Glass Lot of Four
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Milk Glass Lot of Four
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $30- $40
$200 Bids
Fenton Milk Glass Bud Vases Lot of Four
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Milk Glass Bud Vases Lot of Four
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $30- $50
$200 Bids
Fenton Silver Crest Milk Glass Pieces Lot Of Three
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Silver Crest Milk Glass Pieces Lot Of Three
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $70- $100
$350 Bids
Fenton Cabbage Rose Shoes Lot Of Two
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Cabbage Rose Shoes Lot Of Two
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $30- $50
$150 Bids
Glass Cat Shoes Lot Of Three
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Glass Cat Shoes Lot Of Three
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $40- $65
$200 Bids
Glass Shoes Lot Of Six
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Glass Shoes Lot Of Six
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $60- $90
$300 Bids
Fenton Milk Glass Compotes and Candle Holder
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Milk Glass Compotes and Candle Holder
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $85- $120
$500 Bids
Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass Lot of Three Footed Bowl and Two Vases
May 25, 5:30 PM EDT
Fenton Hobnail Milk Glass Lot of Three Footed Bowl and Two Vases
by Lettieri Auction & Appraisal
Est: $60- $100
$300 Bids

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