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The Big Book Of Fenton Glass: 1940-1970 (Schiffer Book For Collectors)

This popular tour of sumptuous glass colors, decorative treatments, and forms (from baskets and bowls to sandwich trays and vases) produced by the famous Fenton Art Glass Company is back in a new edition, complete with new values for collectors. More than 840 color images provide a visual feast of the company's popular products, plus rare, unlisted, and experimental items. A brief history of the West Virginia company, listings of factory ware and mold numbers, a chronicle of the various colors produced in the many product lines, a bibliography, and values round out the eye-catching presentation.

Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors

Paperback: 207 pages

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 5th Revised ed. edition (July 1, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764322435

ISBN-13: 978-0764322433

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Very pleased with this book. Page after page of pictures. Super resource for looking items up. Will use it year after year.

I needed a reference about Fenton glass because my late mother had collected it. I want to appreciate the pieces she had and be able to tell what time period they were from, the name of the piece and the approximate value of each. This book is perfect for this although I realize that I need more books now!

As a lifetime admirer and collector of Fenton Art Glass, I have purchased all of John Walk's books on Fenton Art Glass. I have other books, on the subject, that I purchased prior to John Walk's books being published. John Walk's books are by far the best reference books available on Fenton Art Glass, in my opinion. When they were published they were the only books that contained actual photographs of Fenton Art Glass taken by Mr. Walk who traveled to collector's homes, Fenton shops, the Fenton factory, antique shows any place that he could find Fenton Art Glass. Until Mr. Walk's books were published, the books available were better than nothing but were mostly reprints of old catalog pictures, informational flyers, and old Fenton factory records that were copied and/or photographed and published in a book format. No other book that I have seen has actual photographs of the glass pictured. Mr. Walk's books were a mammoth undertaking for one person and, in my opinion are the best reference books available on Fenton Art Glass. I give each of John Walk's Fenton reference books the highest rating and recommend them to anyone interested in Fenton Art Glass. Sadly, the Fenton Art Glass factory closed.

I collect glass baskets, mostly, though I like hobnail and I'm happy to add pieces that are rare or interesting. This book has what collectors need most: lots of color photos. Also, good information about the stories behind Fenton's lines of products. Some of their WWII era glass was especially good, though too pricey right now for me. I love the plum opalescent hobnail, but they can run very high. And I learned about some pieces of glassware I didn't even know existed. I consider this book a worthwhile investment.

Very nicely illustrated and easy to understand. Good representation of Fenton productions for 1940-1970. As will any expanse subject, I will need to purchase additional books for reference. I would highly recommend this book as a good place to start or a great addition to your reference library.

It was a sad day when Fenton glass closed their doors. This book gives a very concise description of many of Fenton's outstanding glass works. Lots to learn about Fenton Glass.

I have enjoyed spending a lot of time looking through the book its colorfull pages and so detaied info is amazing...beautiful items. I was very impressed with this book a must have!!!!

This is my first book on Fenton, and I absolutely love it. Lots of good information, great pictures. Thank You.

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