Collectible Glass

Chocolate Slag Glass Rose Candy Dish by Fenton

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  • Vintage item
  • Price $90.00
  • Ships worldwide from United States

This beautiful open rose shaped covered candy bowl is #54 of an edition of 650 made by Fenton Art Glass in Williamstown, West Virginia. The glass is chocolate slag, with its lovely variations in color and fine streaks of chocolate throughout. The lid is topped with a finial in the shape of a finely molded butterfly.

Both the inner lid and the bottom of the bowl are marked with the raised mark of the name Fenton in an oval. The bottom is also etched with the limited edition information #54/650—see photograph #5, right side and be sure to zoom. This candy dish is one of the over 1400 pieces Fenton made for QVC, the home shopping TV network, starting in the late 1980’s.

This collectible Fenton piece is in very nice condition. There are no cracks or chips; there is a tiny fleabite on the inner rim that supports the lid, along with a few minute rough spots that you can’t see but can feel with your finger. It’s 5 1/2 inches tall to the top of the butterfly wings and 5 inches across the widest part of the bowl and weighs 8 1/2 ounces. It’s a lovely gift for a Fenton collector or a choice addition to your collection.

© Linda Henrich

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PYH 4347


Opaline French Art Glass Jelly Compote by Vallerysthal et Portieux

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Opaline French Art Glass Jelly Compote by Vallerysthal et Portieux

Price SOLD – Thank You – $65.00
Blue opaline glass compote tilted inside view of dish
Blue opaline glass compote tilted bottom view and stem
This beautiful glass piece is called a ‘jelly compote’ and was a very popular table item in Victorian times. We believe it came from the French company Vallerysthal et Portieux, as the intricate detailing is very typical of their work, but it is unmarked. The round “P.V. France” paper label was probably lost during washing, as so many paper labels have been. It was nicely molded in an opaque glass called opaline. The actual color is a softer, lighter blue than the photographs indicate; it’s the color the company called “iris.” According to the website the popularity of opaline glass in France lasted from the late nineteenth century to the 1930’s.

We have searched all the old PV catalogs we could find without locating this piece, but we cannot find evidence that this exact mold was used by any other glass manufacturer, either. Quoting “After many difficulties and a structural crisis, the last four of the crystal Vallerysthal-Portieux passed away in September 2012.” (translation from the French original)

This pedestal compote stands about 6 inches tall, with a 6 inch square top and 4 inch square base. It weighs over two pounds and has a very substantial look and feel. The top is a scalloped edge square, while the base is a square set at an angle to the top. There are lots of loops and feathers and ovals decorating the top and the base. It’s in superb condition but as is typical for this glass, has a tiny area of embedded ash on the inner top rim and on three of the outer corners near the top of the rim. Manufacturing irregularities are the norm for this glass. There are no chips, cracks or visible scratches and the compote has a soft glow about it that draws the eye wherever it’s placed (and is still a lovely way to serve jelly.)

PYH 3950

Available Stock 1
Blue opaline glass compote tilted
Blue opaline glass compote