Fenton Art Glass
An announcement was made on 7-6-11 from Fenton Art Glass that they are shutting down production of traditional glassware, which includes the collectible items and home decor and figurines.
As items sell out on our website, we will remove them for ordering.
There will not be any more candle holders produced;  what is pictured here is all that we will have.
"Wine Country" Basket
Ruby Amberina Stretch
2003 Family Signature Series
Inscribed with signature of Don Fenton
Fenton Art Glass Ruby Amberina Stretch Basket - photo copyright Collectibles Rome
Size:  7.5 inches high
This Ruby Amberina Stretch basket is from the Fenton Art Glass 2003 Family Signature Series and features the inscribed signature of Don Fenton, grandson of the founder of the company.  This is one of the most beautiful baskets made by Fenton!  The curves and flowing shape with a twisted handle make it an outstanding example of glass artistry.  The colors in Ruby Amberina vary from bright red to a dark ruby red.  The edges of the basket are a dark red, along with having a "stretch" finish.  This basket is a very unusual color, purplish-red, with variations of iridescence that range from deep gold to purple.
This limited edition basket was introduced to dealers in January 2003; it was in production and about to be shipped out to the stores when Don Fenton, the National Sales Manager, passed away after a heart attack in February 2003.  After shipping the amount that had been made, the company retired the basket from production.  This is the last Fenton item in the Family Signature Series with Don Fenton's inscribed signature.
The hand-painted design by Frances Burton is called "Wine Country", and the grapes motif is the same on either side of the basket.  The bottom of the basket gives a lot of information:  there is the inscribed signature of Don Fenton - the signature of the artist who painted the design, Kitty Riley, along with the date and the limited edition number of #110.
"Stretch Glass" is characterized by a finish with a somewhat rough texture in the iridescent surface and with a myriad of striations.  The iridescence on the inside is spectacular! 
~ Limited and Numbered ~
~ Introduced Fall 2003 ~ Retired Fall 2003~
~ Only ONE in stock ~
Order:  #5430-U8
Price:  $135.00
~ Click on small image for a larger view ~
Fenton Art Glass Ruby Amberina Stretch Basket - photo copyright Collectibles Rome Fenton Art Glass Ruby Amberina Stretch Basket - photo copyright Collectibles Rome
On some items, you will see "Retired".
That means Fenton is no longer making that item - we still have it available as long as it appears on our website.
~ All Sales Final on Retired Fenton Glass ~

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