Fenton 5239 Bear Hand Painted
Gold Showcase Dealer
RARE * Hand Painted
by D. Cutshaw
This rare Daydreamer Bear has a hand painted floral design on it's back
In addition, it has a red, heart sheaped Swarovski Crystal on the back
Fenton Art Glass
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
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
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.