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Fenton Patterns
Apple Tree Early Colors(1912-1930s) Later Colors (1990s)- Fenton introduced Apple Tree in the early 1900s. At this time Apple Tree was only found in Carnival Glass colors. The only pieces made for the general line were a #1561 water set. The water set was available in Golden (marigold), Royal Blue (cobalt), and Persian Pearl (white Carnival). Carnival Glass pieces were continued until circa 1925. During the early 1920s through the 30s Fenton's use of color expanded and this lovely pattern could be found on vases in Fenton's jades, transparent colors, and solid colors. Reported colors include Black, Jade Green, Milk Glass, Moonstone, and Royal Blue. In the late 1930s the Apple Tree pattern appeared in a few opalescent colors. This pattern disappeared from the Fenton line until sometime in the 90s when Fenton reissued the vase in some new colors. The older colors have not been remade, and the newer vases all have the Fenton mark.
Big Cookies (1920-1930s) - Fenton made baskets and macaroon jars in this pretty pattern which has been aptly named because of the round cookie shapes which run around the bottom part of these pieces. Fenton made this piece in all of the Jades, as well their transparent and opaque Depression Era colors.
Blue Roses on Blue Satin - Fenton introduced the Blue Roses on Blue Satin Pattern into the line in 1978. Ads proclaimed the decoration as " dainty blue roses hand painted on Fenton's new 'barely blue' glass." Many of these pieces will be found on a lighter shade of blue satin than was used for the regular undecorated ware. Fifteen pieces were offer initially. New pieces were added over the next few years as the pattern continued into the early 1980s. The Blue Roses decoration was discontinued at the end of 1982.
Butterfly and Fern #910 (circa 1918) (Golden, Green, Royal Blue, Violet)- Fenton made this stunning carnival glass pattern around the turn of the 19th century. This beautiful pitcher is adorned with a intricate pattern of butterflies and fern leaves. Butterfly and Fern is found only as a water set. The most commonly found color is Golden (Marigold).
Cactus (topaz opalescent 1959 -1960 )( White MG ) Fenton's Cactus pattern was inspired from the Old Greentown Cactus pattern. Cactus was introduced into the Fenton line in 1959 in Topaz Opalescent and White Milk Glass. Topaz Opalescent was not as good a seller as the milk glass and was discontinued in 1960. The White Milk Glass items were discontinued by 1962 with the exception of the bud vase which was produced until the end of 1964. In 1962 the water goblet was issued in Colonial Amber, Colonial Blue, and Colonial Pink. LeVay Distributing Company sold a limited Edition Seven Piece Water Set (400 sets), in Aqua Carnival Opalescent. In 1982 some pieces of Cactus were made in Red Sunset Carnival, and Chocolate. Fenton sometimes still uses the molds to produce a limited edition piece in colors not listed above.
Chocolate Roses on Cameo Satin (1979-1982)- This pretty pattern was introduced into the Fenton line in 1979. The painting featured brown roses on Cameo Satin glassware. This pattern was produced through 1982.
Coin Dot

Fenton's Coin Dot pattern was introduced in 1947. The original colors that entered the regular line that year were Blue Opalescent, Cranberry, and French Opalescent. Coin Dot has been one of Fenton's most successful and popular patterns and pieces of this pattern are still being produced today.

Cranberry Opalescent Coin Dot was introduced into the Fenton line in 1947. Opalescent cranberry, called Cranberry by Fenton was the best selling color in Coin Dot and remained in the line for almost two decades. The original issue of Cranberry Coin Dot in Cranberry was discontinued at the end of 1964. Cranberry Opalescent Coin Dot was produced by casing a layer of Gold Ruby glass with a layer of French Opalescent. Today there are some pieces in a similar Cranberry Opalescent color that Fenton is reissuing. These pieces are a slightly different color and have a heavier weight then the original Cranberry Opalescent Hobnail. The newer items have the Fenton mark. Sometimes this mark is not heavily stamped and hard to see. Do not be misled into buying the newer items for old prices.


French Opalescent Coin Dot in the crystal with opal color that Fenton called French Opalescent entered the Fenton line in 1947. Most items were discontinued by 1950.

Crests
Apple Blossom Crest (1960-1961)

Apple Blossom Crest is one of the prettiest colored crest patterns that Fenton made. Apple Blossom Crest consists of milk glass pieces trimmed with an opaque pink crest. Unfortunately, this pattern was in production for only one year, so most pieces of this pattern are very elusive. There were 12 different pieces of Apple Blossom Crest made. Unusual pieces include an epergne and a footed cake plate. This pretty set is worth the extra effort it takes to find it.

Aqua Crest (1941-1942) (1948-1952)

Aqua Crest has a applied trim of Aqua colored glass. This beautiful Crest pattern was introduced in 1941. The pieces introduced in 1941 were made through 1942 and then the pattern was discontinued from the Fenton line. Later, in 1948 Fenton reintroduced Aqua Crest into their regular line. The pieces made during this time period were made from different molds. These new shapes were made until 1952 when the pattern was again discontinued.

Blue Ridge (1939) Fenton produced Blue Ridge in 1939. Blue Ridge pieces have a French Opalescent Spiral Optic body with medium blue glass edges and handles. Due to the short production period, many pieces of this pattern are not easy to find. A reissue of the pattern, but not with any of the original shapes, was included as a part of Fenton's 80th Anniversary celebration in 1985. In 1986, a Blue Ridge four-piece vanity set was made as part of the Connoisseur Collection. Production was limited to 1000 sets.
Crystal Crest (1942) Fenton produced Crystal Crest for about the first half of 1942. Crystal Crest can be described as an opal glassware with a clear spun glass edge which has an outer layer of opal trim. Because of the short production period collectors of the Crystal Crest pattern treasure each hard to find piece. Fenton replaced the Crystal Crest line with the popular and much easier to find Silver Crest pattern.
Black Crest ( Fred Mayer Company -1953) (Gift Shop -1970s) Fenton produced most of their Black Crest pieces for the Fred Mayer Company in 1953. Later, in the 1970s, Fenton made a few Black Crest items for the Fenton Gift Shop. In 1968, Fenton reformulated their milk glass to produce a whiter, shinier milk glass. This milk glass was more opaque then the previous milk glass. Items from the 1970s can distinguished from the earlier1950s pieces by comparing the white color.
Black Rose (1953-1955) Fenton introduced Black Rose in 1953. They described this pretty crest patern as "Peach Blo with a black crest." Black Rose is cased glass. Gold Ruby forms an inner layer which is fused with an opal exterior layer. Black Rose remained in the line for only 10 years. In that period of time 10 different shapes were made. Black Rose is very desirable among avid Fenton collectors. Pieces range from moderatly hard to find to almost impossible. The hand vase in Black Rose was later reissued by Fenton and sold through QVC. This later vase has an iridescent milk exterior and will be marked with the Fenton backstamp.
Emerald Crest (1949-1956) Emerald Crest was introduced into the Fenton line in 1949 as "Green Crest". By October of that year the pattern had already been renamed Emerald Crest. This pattern consists of milk glass with a spun transparent Emerald Green edge. The creamer, sugar, and early cups have Emerald Green handles. After 1951 the cups were only available with opal handles. Emerald Crest is a fairly large set with a abundance of serving pieces. Emerald Crest is not the easiest set to aquire, but a set of this pattern is well worth the effort.
Flame Crest- (1963) Flame Crest is milk glass with a spun transparent Colonial Orange Edge. There were only 8 pieces of Flame Crest produced in the Fenton line. The pattern was introduced in 1963 and discontinued by the end of the same year. The beautiful crest can vary from an almost deep red to a bright orange due the heat sensitive nature of the color.
Gold Crest (1943-1944) The original Gold Crest line was introduced into the Fenton line in 1943 and pieces were made through 1944. Fenton's Gold Crest pattern consisted of items in milk glass with a spun amber trim applied to the edge. In 1963, Gold Crest with a Colonial Amber edge, again appeared in the Fenton line with the introduction of eight new items. This new edition of Gold Crest only remained in the line until the end of 1964, and only the eight new shapes were produced.
Ivory Crest (1940-1942) Ivory Crest pieces feature a crystal crest on an pale yellow or ivory body. This pretty pattern was introduced into the Fenton line in 1940. It was an extensive line and many pieces were made. The line seemed to sell well , but due to wartime shortages the color was discontinued in 1942. It is possible to collect a large set of this pattern, but many collectors find it frustrating because of the limited supply.
Peach Crest - Peach Crest is glassware with an opal exterior layer cased with a Gold Ruby interior layer. After the piece is blown and shaped a thin crystal edge was added to form the crest. Fenton introduced Peach Crest into its line in 1940. Peach Crest is a large line and many different shapes can be found. Pieces of Peach Crest can be found with several different hand-painted decorations. Most of these pieces were sold to another company, decorated and sold under that companies name. Peach Crest continued in the Fenton line until 1967 when it was discontinued. A few pieces have been made since then but these pieces will have the Fenton backstamp.
Rose Crest- (1944-1948) Pieces of Rose Crest were initially produced in 1944 as a special order for the Weil Freeman Company. Rose Crest was a very large pattern. Many pieces were made with beautiful color combination. Rose Crest proved to be very popular so Fenton added this color to its own line in 1946. Fenton continued to produce Rose Crest until 1948 when it was discontined from the regular line.
Silver Crest - Silver Crest was formed by applying a crystal edge to milk glass pieces Silver Crest was the most popular and longest running Crest pattern that Fenton produced . Fenton introduced Silver Crest into the line in 1942. Silver Crest was an instant success. In the 1950s Silver Crest production diminished when producing milk glass Hobnail was the priority. However, during the 1960s there was an renewed interest in Silver Crest. Production peaked in the 1960s. Many pieces of this pattern were discontinued in the late 1960s and 1970s, but a few pieces were made into the 1980s.
Silver Crest With Spanish Lace - This addition to the Silver Crest pattern was added to the Fenton line in 1962 with the introduction of an 11" footed cake plate. This pattern was made well into the 80s and most pieces are easily found. The lamp, and shakers are very hard to find.
Violets in the Snow on Spanish Lace- Violets in the snow was designed and first painted by Fenton artist , Louise Piper. The pattern was introduced in 1974 and made well into the 1980s. The candy box seems to be the most difficult piece of Violets in the Snow on Spanish to find. Louise Piper is a well known Fenton artist and many collectors look for pieces that she personally signed, so of course the pieces of Violets in the Snow signed by Ms. Piper bring a premium price.
Snowcrest- (1942-1954) This beautiful color combination can be found in several colors with a snowy white crest. The idea for this pattern was actually introduced under another name in 1942. This pretty glassware had a jade body with a white crest. Snowcrest was produced in the colors listed below.

Amber Snowcrest (1951-1952) Amber Snowcrest was made for a very short time. Today Amber Snowcrest is hard to find and it does have its share of avid collector.

Blue Snowcrest (1950-1951) Blue Snowcrest was a much smaller line and much harder to find today. This beautiful medium blue color with its opal crest is sought by many today. It is a frustrating pattern to collect, but well worth the extra effort. Only seven items were made in Blue Snowcrest and all of them are vases.

Emerald Green Snowcrest- (1950-1954) This beautiful crest pattern featured a emerald green transparent body with a snow white opal crest. This popular pattern was made for 4 years and was quite popular.

Jade Snowcrest and Opal w/Jade Crest (1942) This early Snowcrest color combination is stunning. It was made for a very short period. This hard to find pattern takes your breath away which is why so many collectors strive to find it.

Ruby Snowcrest (1950-1954) Ruby Snowcrest featured a ruby body with a opal crest. This popular pattern was in the line for three years. Ruby Snowcrest is very popular but not easily found.

Violets in The Snow on Silver Crest- Decorated Violets (DV), introduced in July 1968 was the first Louise Piper decoration developed for Fenton. Inspiration for the decoration came from Carl Voigt, a Fenton sales representative from New York. The decoration consists of small hand-painted violets on a milk glass background. The pattern later became known as Violets in the Snow. This pattern was extremely popular and stayed in the Fenton line until 1884. While Silver Crest was the pattern most often decorated with the Violets in the Snow decoration, Fenton decorated other patterns with this popular hand-painted decoration as well.
Daisies on Cameo Satin (1978 - 1983)

Daisies on Cameo Satin was introduced in 1978. This pretty hand-painted design of sprays of autumn-colored floral daisies on a beige satin glass background was quite successful and remained in the Fenton line until December of 1983. This pattern consisted of 20 different decorator items.

Dancing Ladies #900 -901 (1932-1935) Fenton Dancing Ladies pattern consists of vases, bowls, and urns which feature a decorative figure of a dancing partially veiled figure. This lovely pattern came in Chinese yellow; crystal, Crystal with satin pattern; crystal satin; French opalescent; Mongolian green; Mandarin Red; Pekin Blue; periwinkle blue; Persian pearl; jade green; royal blue; ruby; topaz opalescent; Grecian gold; transparent green; amber/gold; and milk glass.
Diamond Lace #900 -901 (1932-1935) The Diamond Lace pattern was introduced in 1942 as the #1948 line. This pretty diamond shaped pattern was produced in Blue Opalescent and French Opalescent with silver or aqua crests. This lovely pattern has been made in other colors throughout the years and is still used by Fenton today.
Diamond Optic (1927-1938) (black, jade, green, rose, aqua, royal blue, ruby, orchid, tangerine, crystal, and moonstone)

Fenton introduced Diamond Optic in 1927. Most pieces were discontinued by 1931. Diamond Optic pieces will found in the Dolphin pattern with Dolphin handles. Ice buckets, bowls and vases are commonly found in this pattern.



Diamond Optic-Ruby Overlay(1942-1949)

Fenton introduced Ruby Overlay Diamond Optic in 1942. This pretty color was obtained by combining an interior layer of Gold Ruby glass with an exterior layer of crystal. This beautiful pattern was produced through 1949. The line was fairly large and is still popular with collectors today.

Dolphin During the Depression Era Fenton made many pieces with Dolphin handles. There were a wide variety of these pieces with both the Diamond Optic pattern (see piece above) and without. These pieces can be found in most of the early Fenton colors.
Dot Optic or Coin Spot made its first appearance in the Fenton line in 1908. Early pieces included a pitcher and tumbler combining to form a water set, in French Opalescent, Blue Opalescent, and Green Opalescent. In the early to mid-1940s numerous pieces were made in these colors. Pieces of Dot Optic are still made today, but not in the early shapes.
Daisy and Fern (All early Daisy and Fern items were produced for the L.G. Wright Company)

Fenton introduced the Fern (often confused with Daisy and Fern) pattern into it's line in July of 1952. A cruet and two sizes of vases were made in Blue Satin and Rose Satin. In 1953 the cruet was discontinued followed by the remainder of the satin Fern line. All the items were discontinued by 1954.

Fenton also made a pattern for L.G. Wright called Fern (shown in our picture). This pattern differed from the Fenton pattern in that it also included a daisy in the design. Most collectors refer to this pattern as Daisy and Fern.

In 1990 Fenton produced pieces in the Daisy and Fern pattern in Sapphire Blue Opalescent for inclusion in the their Collector's Extravaganza series. Only recently, with the appearance of new Cranberry Opalescent shapes in the 1990s, a redesigned Fern pattern, with an added Daisy has entered the regular Fenton line.

Drapery Fenton introduced Drapery in the early 1900s. The first pieces produced were pitchers in opalescent colors. In the 1920s Drapery was found on Topaz Opalescent Stretch items. Later in the 30s and 40s vases were made for other companies. From the 50s through the 70s Drapery items were made for L.G. Wright. Fenton still makes an occasional Drapery piece. These newer items are marked with the Fenton logo.
Elizabeth (#1639) This beautiful pattern was produced from 1930 until 1933. It is very Deco and has attracted a large number of collectors. Part of the reason for the allure is the color combinations that Fenton used. Elizabeth is most often found with two tone color combinations. The body of stemware, candies and perfumes was produced in jade green, black ,lilac, ruby, royal blue, and pekin blue. Lids and bases were often added in contrasting colors that included crystal, jade, moonstone, royal blue, black, and lilac. Cake trays, bowls, trays and flat dinnerware pieces were always one solid color. Other pieces like the batter set can be found both in solid colors are with contrasting lids and trays. Rarely, this pattern may be found with acid etchings. We recently purchased a decorated set in Royal Blue and Crystal.
Flower Windows (#1720) This beautiful pattern was produced in the late 1930s. The offering was small and consisted of luncheon plates, sherbets, cocktail goblets, water goblets, and footed tumblers. Colors made include, blue, crystal, and ruby. The blue color is lighter than Royal Blue. It is similar to the 1970s Colonial Blue color. The pattern shows a series of three daisy like flowers seperated at intervals by panels. Thus, the name "Flower Windows". The stemware is so beautiful. It would be a perfect addition to a bar area, or to accompany a pretty china set.
Georgian (#611) Fenton introduced Georgian in amber, aqua, black, crystal, jade green, transparent green, rose, ruby and milk in 1931. This pattern was originally called "Aqua Caliente." Production of most colors continued through 1939. Ruby tumblers, 8" plates and stems were produced through 1942. Later, several colors and sizes of flat tumblers were made in the mid 1950's. Elusive pieces include the cocktail shaker, vase, decanter and mugs. The 10" plates and ice pail are also desirable. Numerous other glass companies also made a Georgian-style pattern. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish the Fenton Georgian pieces from similar glassware made by other hand made manufacturers.
Grape and Cable Fenton introduced the Grape and Cable pattern in 1921 as part of their Carnival Glass line. Pieces available in carnival glass included Bowls and Plates. In the 1920s and 30s Fenton produced their footed Grape and Cable bowl in crystal, pink, and green. During the 60s Fenton obtained the old Grape and Cable Tobacco jar mold and redesigned it. This jar proved to be quite popular and can be found in many of Fenton's 60s and 70s colors. In the 1980s Fenton was commissioned by LeVay to make several pieces in the Grape and Cable. They produced the Tobacco Jar in French Opalescent, Red Slag, and Purple Slag. They also redesigned the tobacco jar mold to make several pieces in Aqua Opalescent (also for Levay). Pieces of Aqua Opalescent included a Swung Vase, Double Crimped Bowl, Banana Bowl, Loop Handled Basket, and a Regular handled basket.

Northwood had a similar pattern in the early 1900s which they also called Grape and Cable. This pattern is usually signed with the Northwood logo.

Hobnail

(1935-Present) Fenton produced its first piece of Hobnail in the form of a lamp font in 1935. Since that time Fenton extended its line until the Hobnail became the most produced and most sought after pattern that Fenton ever produced. This pattern has been made in many of the colors that Fenton produced. Hobnail was made longer then any other pattern in the Fenton line. Pieces in newly produced colors are made each year. Because Fenton has marked its glassware since the early 1970s newer Hobnail are easy for the collector to tell from older pieces.

Apple Green Overlay

Apple Green Overlay pieces have a light green exterior layer of glass applied over a milk glass interior. Only five different pieces of Hobnail were made in this color and all of the production occurred in 1961. Pieces of this pattern are reliatively hard to find and collectors are well aware of this. Apple Green Overlay Hobnail pieces are usually snapped up as soon as they appear for sale.

Blue Opalescent Fenton introduced the Hobnail pattern in Blue Opalescent in 1940. The original period of production continued through December of 1954. Blue Opalescent Hobnail was reintroduced to the Fenton line in July 1959 and was discontinued in December of 1964. Hobnail in Blue Opalescent was revived once more in July 1978. Hobnail in this beautiful blue color was discontinued from the line in the early 1980s. Fenton also produced pieces of the Blue Opalescent Hobnail pattern for Levay, and L.G. Wright in the early 80s .
Blue Marble The Blue Marble color was introduced into the Hobnail pattern in January 1970, when an assortment of 10 shapes enter the line. Blue Marble is a light blue opaque glass accented with opal swirls. This color is sometime referred to a slag glass by collectors, but should not be confused with Blue Slag Hobnail, which we have listed below. Varied effects result from swirling the gathered gobs of molten blue glass with opal__thus no two pieces in this color will be exactly alike. The color was discontinued at the end of 1973.
Blue Slag (1988)The Blue Slag color which was a combination of opal and dark blue was produced in1988. Items were made in many shapes including quite a few Hobnail pieces. Blue Hobnail pieces included, a pitcher and bowl set, baskets, candlesticks, and vases. Blue Slag was sold through the Fenton Gift Shop and was dubbed "Almost Heaven" by Bill Fenton.
French Opalescent Fenton's French Opalescent is crystal glass with opalescence. This beautiful color was and still is very popular with collectors. Because of the popularity of the color and length of time it was made the line is quite extensive and collectors can add many beautiful pieces to their collections. Hobnail in French Opalescent entered the Fenton line in 1940. This crystal glass with opalescent hobs proved to be popular through the 1940s and early 1950s. Most Hobnail items in this color were discontinued by the mid-1950s. However a few of the more popular items were made through the 1950s. The tumblers were made into the 60s, but they are the only items made after 1960. In 1965 French Opalescent Hobnail was discontinued from the line.
Green Opalescent Fenton's Green Opalescent color that was introduced in 1940 was produced by adding uranium or chromium to the basic French Opalescent batch. This original Green Opalescent Hobnail color was a light to medium green and often had a yellow tint. This color was discontinued in 1941. Later, production of Hobnail in Green Opalescent (GO) resumed in July, 1959. However, this version was a deep blue-green opalescent color. All pieces of this production were discontinued by mid 1961. In 1985, a Green Opalescent Hobnail punch set was produced as part of the Connoisseur Collection. The set consisted of a punch bowl, base, and 12 cups. In 1952 a green opalescent color which Fenton called Lime Green Opalescent was produced.
Peach Blow - Peach Blow is a cased glass with a milk glass exterior layer and a gold ruby interior layer. Pieces of Hobnail Peach Blow were made from July 1952 through December of 1957.
Plum Opalescent - Plum Opalescent Hobnail is a deep purple color that is accented with white hobs and trim. Fenton introduced Plum Opalescent into the line in 1953. They made a total of 19 items from 1953 until 1963 when they discontinued the color. In 1984 Fenton produced a very limited production of items for The LeVay Distributing Company. These items have the Fenton logo on the bottom and do not duplicate the original items made by Fenton. The basket shown in our photo was a very limited LeVay item.
Blue Pastel Hobnail - This lovely pale blue opaque color was introduced by the Fenton Art Glass Company in January of 1954. The color was discontinued in December of the same year. Blue Pastel is often confused with Fenton's Turquoise color which is much darker and is a green-blue. Fenton produced three pastel Milk Glass Colors during the mid 1950's--Blue Pastel, Green Pastel and Pink Pastel. All three colors are becoming hard to find.
Topaz Opalescent - Topaz Opalescent Hobnail was introduced into the Fenton line in mid 1941. Production of this color of Hobnail appears to have ended in 1944, but company records from this era are incomplete. In 1959, some pieces of Hobnail were again made in topaz opalescent. Fenton continued to produce this color of Hobnail for their general line until 1962, when it was discontinued.

In 1980 The Levay Distributing Company commissioned Fenton to produced Topaz Opalescent Hobnail for them. Levay called this color Vaseline Opalescent. Pieces offered were a 12" Banana Stand, a 7" Basket, a 10" Crimped Basket, a 9" DC Bowl, a round Butter and Cover, a 4" Candleholder, and a Creamer and Covered Sugar. In 1983 Levay again had pieces made. These included a 7" DC Basket, a small DC Basket, a 9" single crimped Bowl, a 11" DC Footed Bowl, a Candleholder (Cornucopia style), and a Cream and Sugar Set. Levay items are marked with the Fenton backstamp.

In 1993 Fenton made six items in Topaz Opalescent Hobnail as a part of their Historic Collection. This later color was called Gold Pearl. Pieces offered were a Basket with a looped handle, a Cruet and stopper, a 21" Lamp with prisms, a Tumbler, a Water Set, 5-pc. and a 6" Hand Vase.

Wave Hobnail - This pretty addition to the Hobnail line came out in the 1980s in White Milk Glass. Wave Hobnail has the hobs plus a pretty waved design that runs throughout the body of the piece. Fenton has produced a basket, a bell, and a rose bowl in this pattern in Milk for the General Line. Other colors produced, some of which were made as QVC items include Cobalt Marigold (1987-89), Ice Blue Iridescent (2000) and Iridescent Champagne Satin Opalescent with Violet Trim. Many WMG Hobnail collectors are adding this Hobnail variation to their collections.
Lamb's Tongue - (Blue Pastel, Green Pastel, Rose Pastel, Turquoise, White Milk Glass)

This lovely pattern was introduced into the Fenton line in 1954. The Lamb's Tongue pattern consists of five pieces:

a Candy Jar, a Creamer and Sugar Set, a Mayonnaise Set, an Oil Bottle, and a Salt and Pepper set. All pieces of this pattern were discontinued from the line by 1956. Because of the short production span this is a very hard to find pattern.

In 1993 a basket was designed and produced in several different colors. None of the earlier pieces of Lamb's Tongue have been reissued.

Leaf Decorated Burmese (1970-1972) Leaf Decorated Burmese (BD) was introduced into the Fenton line in 1970. There were a total of nine different pieces made. Production of the pattern was discontinued at the end of 1972.
Leaf Tiers #1790 (1934-1941) The Leaf Tiers pattern can be found on bowls, candlesticks, and cake plates. This wonderful leaf decoration was made from the mid 30s until the early 1940s. Items were made in amethyst, black, crystal, crystal satin, dark green, milk glass, blue opalescent, topaz opalescent, royal blue (cobalt), ruby, jade green, and Mandarin red.
Lily of the Valley (1970-1980s) Fenton designed and produced this impressive pattern in1979. This was a new design and fit in so well with Fenton's earlier designs that it gave the impression and feel of a 1940s or 50s design. This pattern was quite popular with collectors and Fenton offered it to their customers over an extended time period in various colors. Shapes included candies, a fairy lamp, and a basket. Lily of the Valley was made in Carnival Colors (1980), Cameo Opalescent (1979 ) , Blue Opalescent (1979-1980), and Topaz Opalescent (1980). All of these colors were produce in 1980 or earlier. Several other colors were made after 1980. This pattern has been discontinued, but Fenton still owns the molds . Thankfully, Fenton is a very responsible company. Many of their family members collect the earlier Fenton and the family strives to protect Fenton's antique and collectible values.
Lincoln Inn #1700 (1928-1940) (Amber, Crystal, Aquamarine, Black, Jade Green, Rose, Ruby, Royal Blue, Green Opalescent, Emerald Green, and Rarely in Mermaid Blue, and Orchid) Lincoln Inn is one of the largest Depression Era Patterns produced by The Fenton Art Glass Company. This dazzeling pattern pattern was made in an array of colors. If you include all the different crimpings and variations there are over 50 pieces to find in this pattern. Popular colors include Cobalt (Royal Blue), Ruby, and Aquamarine. This pattern is also collected in crystal and can be found with centers of assorted fruit.

Beaded Melon (Tiara Line) Fenton referred to this colorful cased bulbous shape with its vertical beaded design as their Tiara Line. Beaded Melon pieces can be found in most of the Overlay colors. This pretty design is desired by collectors and and somewhat harder to find than Fenton's simpler Melon Rib design.

Ming (1935-1936) (Amber Satin, Green Satin, Rose Satin) Ming is an acid etched pattern with the largest number of available pieces of any of Fenton's similar etched patterns. This striking pattern is quite popular with collectors of early Fenton glassware. Amber is the hardest color to find, but with diligent effort a set of amber can be obtained. Popular but very hard to find items include the bath set, ginger jar, stack set, and the decanter set. This pattern is fun to collect and mix in all the colors.
New World (1953-1955) (Cranberry Opalescent, Lime Opalescent, Dusk)

New World was a furturistic pattern that was designed by Stan Fistick for Fenton with the hope of capturing some of the modernistic interest during the early 1950s. This pattern was produced in grey and white cased colors (Dusk), Cranberry Opalescent, and Lime Green Opalescent. The pattern was not well received in Dusk and was discontinued after a year. The other two colors did better, but were discontinued by 1955, with the exception of two pieces. The Cranberry Opalescent wine bottle did sell well and was made until 1963. The Cranberry Opalescent shakers also stayed in production until 1959.

Pineapple 2000-A The most commonly found shapes of Pineapple were produced in crystal satin. These were introduced into the Fenton line in 1938. Candlesticks and some of the bowls were made in earlier in colors. This pattern consists of serving pieces and console sets. It is found in Crystal Satin, Rose Satin, Ruby, Amber, Ice Blue, Marigold Carnival and Royal Blue. Carnival glass collectors call iridescent examples of this pattern "Heavy Pineapple."
Poinsettia (#43)

Poinsettia was produced in crystal satin from 1938 to 1939. The short production period of production has helped to contribute to the relative scarcity of this pattern. This attractive floral and leaf etching is not known to exist in colors. Among the more attractive pieces are the basket and the large 10" vase . If you are an avid collector of Fenton's early glassware you will count yourself as lucky to own an example of this pattern in your collection.

Polka Dot Polka Dot was introduced into the Fenton line in January of 1955 in Cranberry Opalescent. This color did not sell well and had a short production span. The pattern was reintroduced in Ruby Overlay which was more successful. Polka Dot can be found in Jamestown Blue, Amber, and Topaz Opalescent. This pretty pattern is very collectible today. Cranberry Opalescent seems to have the most collectors, closely followed by Topaz Opalescent.

Polka Dot in Cranberry Opalescent ( January 1955-July 1956)Cranberry Opalescent Polka Dot is glassware with a Cranberry background that was interwoven with tiny uniformly spaced French Opalescent dots. Nineteen pieces in this pattern were available.
Rose - Fenton took the idea for the Rose pattern from a Tiffin "Roses" compote which Frank Fenton purchased at an antique show. Fenton introduced the Rose pattern into the line in a January 1964 catalog supplement in Colonial Amber. Rose was made in Colonial Blue, Colonial Green, Colonial Pink, Milk Glass, and Orange in the 60s. Several lamps were made in overlay colors. Blue Marble was made in the 1970s. Production of Rose was extensive after 1980. These later pieces will have the Fenton logo embossed on the bottom.
Rib Optic - Fenton has made vertical ribbed opalescent glassware since the early 1900's.. Some of the pieces from the early years include water and lemonade sets, beverage sets, lamps, handled and handless guest sets and tumble ups. In the 1930s Fenton introduced new shapes of water sets, vases and top hats in French Opalescent, Blue Opalescent, Green Opalescent, and Cranberry Colors. These shapes were discontinued by 1940. In 1952 Rib Optic was again reintroduced into the General Line in 4 satinized opalescent colors. The next year several new pieces were introduced in transparent opalescent colors. At the same time Fenton's New World (a stylized Deco Rib Optic pattern) was introduced. Today Rib Optic is still in the Fenton line. Colors and shapes are different and of course items made after 1970 bear the embossed Fenton logo.
San Toy- (Amber, Crystal Satin, Rose, Green) San Toy is an early satin etched pattern that Fenton introduced in 1936. The most commonly found color is crystal satin, but more pieces in other colors are being found than were first reported (expecially amber). This lovely pattern of reeds and rushes has Deco etching and form. Most collectors start with crystal satin but are thrilled to add the colored pieces to their collections.

Scenic Decorated Burmese (1973-Early 1980s)

There were six pieces made in this lovely pattern that has outdoor scenes featuring a tree in the foreground. Fenton introduced this pattern in 1973 on a 21" student lamp. Other pieces produced include a basket (pictured), 2 vases, a rose bowl, and a fairy lamp. Most of the pieces are artist signed. Fenton discontinued all the pieces by 1980 with the exception of the student lamp which was sold into the early 1980s.

Spiral Optic - Fenton begin producing Spiral Optic in 1938 with the introduction of the Fenton Spiral Optic Hat in four sizes. The hats were made in 6 different opalescent colors. Spiral Optic became a best seller and although it disappeared from the line after a short time it was reintroduced in 1951. Pieces of Snowcrest as well as opalescent vases were in the General Line. Lamps, bowls, vases were also available. Fenton also produced pieces for L.G. Wright. In 1979 Fenton made Spiral Optic in Cameo Opalescent and Blue Opalescent in 6 new shapes. Other colors and shapes of Spiral Optic were made later for QVC and the General Line. Some of these later pieces were also hand painted. Pieces of Spiral Optic made after 1970 are embossed on the bottom with the current Fenton logo.
Thumbprint - (Crystal, Black, Colonial Amber, Colonial Blue, Colonial Pink, Milk Glass, Orange, and Ruby,). The thumbprint pattern was introduced into the Fenton line in July of 1962. The first colors were Colonial Amber, Blue, and Pink. In 1963 Colonial Orange and Colonial Green were added to the line. Ruby came along in 1966, and black debuted in 1958. A hand-painted White Dasies decoration on black was available on four Thumbprint shapes from 1972 through 1976. In addition tow other shapes--- an egg and a candy ---- were hand painted with this white floral decoration. Pieces were constantly added to the expand the line through 1968. Thumbprint was a large set which included a complete dinnerware line with tons of accessories. After that time the the number of pieces of Thumbprint in the line began to decrease. The last item, a basket was introduced into the line in 1980. In addition to the Thumbprint colors and shapes made for Fenton's regular line, Fenton also made Thumbprint in milk. All of that production was for the Old Virginail Line during the 1950s, before Thumbprint entered the regular Fenton line. Most of the pieces in Fenton's regular line were discontiued by the mid 1970s. Several pieces of the line were reintroduced in 1985. A red slag epergne was made for LeVay Distribuing Company. In late 1985 five items were made as part of an assortment of items in Green Opalescent with a Cobalt Crest. In 1999 a small No. 3360- 41/2" Cranberry pitcher with a clear ribbed handle was in the line for one year.

Waffle - The Waffle pattern made its appearance in the regular Fenton line in 1960. This pretty pattern consisted of four different pieces--a basket, a candy box, and two sizes of vases. Waffle was made in three colors that included Blue Opalescent, Green Opalescent, and Milk. All items except the larger of the two vases were discontinued by end of 1961. By the end of 1962 this vase was discontinued as well.