Question: How to tell if a piece of Fenton Glass is Fenton?

Is Fenton Glass molded?

Although the shape and surface patterns of Fenton glass is usually produced by pressing the glass into a mold, it was hand-pressed and hand finished, and the Fenton company has always aimed for good quality hand made glass. The Fenton Art Glass Company enjoyed many successful years during the heyday of carnival glass.

Does Fenton Glass have lead?

The milk glass interiors used in many vintage Pyrex and Anchor Hocking pieces commonly contain lead. The lead in milk glass is probably inert and trapped in the glass, however, no lab tests are currently being done on these vintage pieces so we have no way to know for sure if these pieces are safe for food contact.

What does Fenton mark look like?

Pontil marks might look like a chip in the glass, a bumpy lump, or a dimple in the bottom of the glass. Fenton has created some offhand glass pieces which do have a pontil mark. These include some very rare pieces from the 1920s and a few contemporary hand blown collections.

Does all Fenton Glass have markings?

The majority of Fenton was only marked with a sticker. Most of the stickers have been lost or removed over time. I believe my piece is Fenton made after 1970 but I cant find a mark, could it still be Fenton? Yes, some types of glass and treatments on glass can obscure or remove the mark entirely.

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