This is a 6'' tall, Temple Jar in "Favrene" Art Glass, with a "Black Satin" Art Glass Lid... It looks like PURE GOLD and SILVER mixed together, SHIMMERING WITH VARYING BLUE TONES... Offered to Authorized Dealers in the "last Chance" collection of 2011... HAND DECORATED with a Stacy Williams Design. Handpainted by the talented factory artist, Dane Fredrick.The signature is BEAUTIFULLY painted on the bottom of the jar. Handcrafted in Fenton's fabulous "Favrene" Art Glass, this is a FIRST QUALITY piece. Made at the 106+ year old Fenton factory located in Williamstown, West Virginia, USA! This beautiful VASE is in excellent condition. Chips, cracks, cracks, flea bites, flaws, or blemishes of any kind! The handpainted design features four delicate golden butterflies floating around the jar, scattered among four, five petaled medium sized (1 in diameter) blue flowers, and some individual petals. Soft green foliage anchors and connects each of the design elements, along with accents of gold. A truly delicate and graceful, free flowing design... The design complements the shape of the temple jar, wrapping COMPLETELY around of the jar.
As with many handmade glasses, Fenton's "Favrene" Art Glass is not a recent invention. It is Fenton's unique version of two early glasses - Tiffany's Favrile and Steuben's Blue Aurene. The name "Favrene" was chosen to illustrate its roots in both of these two beautiful glasses. The challenges involved in creating "Favrene" Art Glass limits the production numbers... Adding to the rarity and collectibility of this very special glass.The Favrene batch contains Cobalt and precious metals. This batch must be worked under exacting conditions of both heat and oxygen to coax out the silvery color. Once the base color is established, the piece is then sprayed with stannous chloride to create the nuances of color on the glass. Variations of iridescence ranging from gold to silver to blue result from this spray. Another trip to the flame creates the permanent satin finish, thus requiring the talented Fenton artisans to use great care with their reheating skills in this process.
Fenton's Favrene was first introduced in the 1991 Connoisseur Collection. Fenton "Favrene" Art Glass pieces have become treasured family heirlooms!
We have only ONE (1) of this Tempe Jar LEFT!! Pictured is the ACTUAL piece you will receive.. In the ORIGINAL Fenton box, with original factory generated price tag, and silver oval Fenton sticker still attached to this ware! Of course, all Fenton giftware IS RETIRED..We were a Gold Showcase Dealer! ALL our Fenton is FIRST QUALITY ware. FENTON ART GLASS MADE IN THE USA. The Fenton Art Glass Company was founded in 1905 by Frank L. Fenton and his brother John W. Fenton in an old glass factory building in Martins Ferry, Ohio. They began by painting decorations on glass blanks made by other glass manufacturers. Soon, being unable to get the glass they needed, they decided to produce their own glass. The first glass from the new Fenton factory in Williamstown, West Virginia, was made on January 2, 1907.
During its 106-year history, Fenton introduced the first iridescent ware (now known as "Carnival glass") as well as classic patterns such as Hobnail, Burmese and a wide variety of handmade colored art glass as limited editions. Sadly, on July 6, 2011, the Fenton Art Glass Company announced that it would cease production of its collectible and giftware glass products. The company had faced financial challenges since its restructuring in 2007, and recent developments combined to force the shutdown of its traditional glassmaking business. The item "7707HP63 FavreneArt Glass, 6Temple Jar, handpainted-Stacy Williams design" is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2014. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\North American\Fenton".The seller is "thelrm" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.