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Fenton Colors
Aqua Opalescent Carnival (1980s) - Aqua Opalescent Carnival is a aqua blue opalescent colored base with a marigold spray finish. Fenton produced this color exclusively for Levay during the early 1980s.. Quite a few different pieces were made in this color..

Grape and Cable (1981-1982)- Included 2 styles of baskets, a bananna bowl, a double crimped bowl, and a swung vase. Very limited numbers of each were made in this color and most items are very hard to find.

Black (1911-Present) - Fenton first produce black glass about 1911. Black bases were produced to be used with Fenton's other solid colored glassware from this period throughout the 1920s. Some other pieces from this time period included large vases, candlesticks, console bowls, flower frogs, and vanity sets. In the 1930s Fenton extended black to include some dinnerware patterns such as Georgian and Lincoln Inn.

Most black glass was discontinued after the 1930s, but in 1953 two new black items were introduced. A Happiness Bird and 7" Fish vase were made. These were both discontinued by 1955. In the late 1960's and early 1970's the following were in the General Line: Boy and Girl Praying, Grape and Cable Candy Jar, Owl Decision Maker, Paneled Daisy Toothpick, Empress Vase, and a Mandarin, and Empress Vase. All but one of these pieces were discontinued by 1972. The Boy and Girl, Praying stayed in the line until 1974.

In 1972 Fenton presented their first line of ebony hand decorated glassware-- "White Daisies on Thumbprint." During this time period some pieces of Thumbprint were produced in solid black. Hand-painted sets in ebony have been produced by Fenton off and on since 1972. Pieces made after 1970 should be marked with the Fenton logo.

Blue Satin (1971-Early 1980s) - Fenton introduced a medium opaque blue satin color called Blue Satin in 1971. The first item to be produced in this line was the Happiness Bird. This line of Blue Satin stayed in the line until the early 1980s and included over 70 different pieces. There were vases, a tobacco jar, compotes, fairy lamps, lamps, baskets, and figures. Fenton used many of their earlier patterns on some of the pieces. Some of the patterns included Persian Medallion, Poppy, Water Lily, Peacock, Grape and Cable, and Butterfly. Many of the Fenton small figures were incorporated into the line. Some of the figures included birds, a butterfly, donkey, fish, and an elephant . This grouping proved to be quite popular and many pieces can be found for sale on the second-hand market. In 1952 a similar Blue Satin color was produced. It used the same color code a the 70s blue satin. Pieces of this version of Blue Satin were made in Swirled Feather. There were only three solid Blue Satin pieces made in this earlier color. They include a shell bowl, 7 1/2" vase, and an 8 1/2" Bubble Optic Vase. There is enough difference in the color to easily tell the earlier items from the Blue Satin of the 1970s.

Blue Overlay (1943-1954) - Fenton introduced a pale blue glass cased over a crystal interior glass layer in 1943. The new color was called Blue Overlay. Fenton made many shapes in this color including many of the Melon Rib (711) and 192 shapes This beautiful color line has attracted many Fenton collectors today. In the 1960s and 70s fenton made lamps in a new Blue Overlay color. This Blue Overlay color was created by casing Colonila Blue over milk glass.
Chinese Yellow (Jade Yellow) (1925s-1933) - Fenton introduced Jade Yellow as "a rich opaque yellow color that makes a pleasing combination when used with black stands". By 1924 this color was referred to as Chinese Yellow in Fenton's inventory records. This beautiful color is sought after by collectors of early Fenton Art Glass.

Florentine Green (1917-1928) - Florentine Green Stretch Glass was introduced in 1917. Fenton described this color as a delicate shade of green with a iridescent rainbow finish. The Florentine Green color was phased out around 1928. Unusual pieces of Florentine Green are seldom found. Perfumes and Vanity Items are among my favorite items in this pretty color.
Grecian Gold and Gold Iridized Crystal (1915-1920s) - A golden iridescent finish was applied to crystal engraved glassware beginning about 1915. Beginning in the early 1920s stretch glass was introduced in a golden amber color called Grecian gold. Fenton Grecian Gold is not typical of most stretch because it usually does not have the striations in the glass that is associated with stretch glass. Gold Iridescnt crystal was almost always wheel cut, while Grecian Gold was usually applied to uncut pieces.
Green Overlay (1949-1952) - Green overlay was introduced into the Fenton line in 1949. Green Overlay is a cased glass with an exterior emerald green layer and interior opal layer. The color is lighter than the deep green cased Ivy color that was made in many of the Tiara (Beaded Melon) shapes during the same time period. Fenton discontinued making Green Overlay by 1952.
Honey Amber Overlay (1961 - 1977) - Fenton's Honey Amber color originally appeared with the Coin Dot pattern in the late 1940s. When the color re-entered the line in 1961, Colonial Amber was cased with milk glass. This color combination was used for the Wheat Sheaf Vase, the No. 6080 candy box, and the production of several different lamps in Fenton's Rose pattern. Lamp parts for the use by independent lamp maker's were also made. Other patterns made in this pattern include Bubble Optic, and Wild Rose with Bowknot. Several lamps also appeared in this color again in the 1977 / 78 catalog. Included in this offering were two Coin Dot lamps with a hand-painted Apple Blossom and Butterfly decoration.
Jade Green (1921-1936) - Fenton introduced this striking Jade Green color in 1921. Jade Green must have been one of the most popular sellers of this time period because Fenton produced almost every mold shape in this color. If you collect this beautiful color you can find dinnerware, kitchenware as well as candies, vases, ice buckets,candlesticks, lamps, and bed and bath items.
Lavender Satin (1977-1978) - Lavender Satin appeared in the Fenton Art Glass line in 1977. In order to obtain this pretty color Fenton used an expensive element called neodymium. Lavender Satin changes hue depending on the type of light it is exposed to. This color changing ability is called dichroic. The pretty pinkish lavender color is how the pieces appear under natural, incandescent, or warm flourscent lighting. Other light sources may cause the color to look grey or almost colorless. Some pieces were not satinized and sold through the gift shop. We call this color Shiney Lavender. Shiney Lavender was never sold in Fenton's regular line.
Lilac (circa 1933) - Lilac is a translucent lavendar colored glassware that Fenton produced for a short time in about 1933. Pieces in this pattern are both elusive and desirable. Two-piece Lilac items such as cologne bottles, puff boxes and covered jugs were often combined with lids or stoppers in jade, black, or moonstone.
Lime Sherbet (1973-1980) - Lime Sherbet was the name Fenton gave to the light opaque green satin glass they introduced in January of 1973. This pretty color was used to produce a variety of items in numerous patterns and shapes. Each piece could be used alone, or you could decorate a whole house in this Spring like color. Vases candlesticks, bowls, candies, rose bowls, baskets, fairy lights, comports, a pitcher, and about 7 or 8 small animals and figurines were made in this color. Patterns produced include Poppy, Curtain, Baroque, Strawberry, Waterlily, Hobnail, Orange Tree, Paneled Daisy, Oval Pinwheel, Peacock, Fruit, Basket Weave, Persian Medallion, Grape and Cable, Rose, Verly's Hexagonal andLove Birds. This color was quite popular and most items can be easily found. A few of the items were only made for a short period of time and are more difficult to obtain on the secondary market.
Mongolian Green (1934-1935) -Mongolian green is an opaque dark blue-green colored glassware that is sometimes called slag glass by collectors. This pretty color was one of Fenton's early opaque colors. Pieces of Mongolian Green are becoming harder and harder to find. Because of its short production period there is not a lot of this color to be found. In spite of this 31 known shapes have been found in this color thus far (although more may surface). Some of the most desirable pieces to be found in this color include the baskets, ashtray set, macaroon jars, peacock vases, and Dancing Ladies vases.
Pekin Blue (1932-1933) - One of the colors in Fenton's Jade Series. Pekin Blue is a translucent light blue color that is probably the same as or very similar to a color called turquoise in the 1920s. Today this color remains one of the hardest Fenton colors to find. In the early 1960s Pekin Blue was sampled and some pieces sold through the gift shop. This later color was called Pekin Blue II. In the 1980s Fenton sold a assortment of pieces that they incorporated into their line in the Pekin Blue II color. None of the original 1930s pieces were remade in this color. All of the 1980s pieces are marked with the Fenton logo.
Periwinkle Blue (1933-1935) - Periwinkle Blue is a result of Fenton's effort to produce salable products during the Great Depression. Periwinkle Blue is a beautiful opaque dark blue color which usually has a slag effect. Most pieces in Periwinkle Blue are very hard to find. Vases, and small bowls are found most often. Rarely found pieces include an elephant bottle, Peacock vases, and Dancing Ladies vases.
Persian Blue (Circa 1915) - Persian Blue is a translucent turquoise color. Nineteen different pieces were made in this color. Some of the molds used to produce Persian Blue pieces were Carnival Glass molds. Carnival Glass patterns found in Perisan Blue include Orange Tree, Water Lily, Persian Medallion, Holly, and Blackberry. These pieces were cold painted with a white enamel to accent the embossed patterns. A blank made specifically for this pattern was also used. This blank was #599. It consisted of a table set which included a pitcher, tumbler, bowls, sugar, creamer, butter, spooner, vase and puff box. The #599 blanks were very plain and were usually decorated with a white enameled cold paint. The hand painted cold paint decoration on the #599 pieces was called Banded Laurel. Because the paint was not fired on you seldom find pieces of Persian Blue that still have their hand painting.
Royal Blue (1924) - Royal Blue is a transparent cobalt color that has ben associated with Fenton since early carnival glass production. This color was often used as the base color. An applied iridescent finish was sprayed and fired on to obtain the carnival glass color. Clear Royal Blue items have been confirmed as early as 1924. Many Fenton early vases and other shapes such as candies, decanters, console bowls, flower frogs, and candlesticks can be found in Royal Blue. Most of Fenton's Depression Era patterns were produced in Royal Blue as well. Some of these patterns include: Big Cookies, Dancing Ladies, Leaf Tier, Georgian, Lincoln Inn, Diamond Optic, and Dolphin. Fenton's Royal Blue color was continued through the 1930s.
Ruby Overlay (1942-2006) - Ruby Overlay was introduced in 1942. Most collectors call this color cranberry, but in reality it is a non-opalescent cranberry color that combines an interior layer of Gold Ruby with an exterior layer of crystal. Most pieces of Ruby Overlay were made in the original period from 1942-1948 in the Diamond Optic pattern. From the mid-1950s through the 1960s most Ruby Overlay was made in the Polka Dot pattern. A number of lamps and miscellaneous items were made through the 1960s and 70s. Due to the high price of gold , Fenton did not produce cranberry glass from 1978 until 1982. In 1982 Ruby Overlay entered the line once again, renamed as the more dignified Country Cranberry. Country Cranberry remains in the line today. Pieces of Country Cranberry will be marked with the Fenton Logo.
Topaz Stretch (1920s) - Topaz Stretch glass is a yellow-green color which is sometimes refered to as vaseline. This beautiful color was introduced in 1921. Even though this color was produced throughout the 1920s it is very hard to find, and one of the most desirable colors of stretch glass. Some hard to find pieces include vanity items, pitchers, tumblers, and candlesticks.
Velva Rose (1926-1928) - Velva Rose Stretch Glass was introduced in 1926. This soft pink irridescent color only stayed in the Fenton line for about 2 years, but the list of items made is extensive, and new unlisted pieces are still being discovered. Adding pieces of Velva Rose to a stretch glass collection can be both costly and time consuming, but the results are certainly worth the effort.