WILLIAMStOWN, W. Va. — The Fenton Art Glass Co. and the Fenton Gift Shop have scheduled three auctions during 2014 to sell more than 1,500 items of Fenton glass.
Auctions are set for April 26, June 14 and July 26 at auctioneer Randy Clark’s Dexter City Auction Gallery in Dexter City, Ohio (exit 16 on I-77).
The June 14 auction will feature rare Fenton Carnival glass, while the April 26 and July 26 auctions will feature other Fenton glass from throughout the factory’s 106 years of history.
Complete information regarding the specific glass items in each auction, preview times, and auction start times will be released at a later date.
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“Almost all of the glassware will come from the displays now in the Fenton Museum,” said Fenton historian James Measell, who worked with Frank M. Fenton in the mid-1970s when the Fenton Museum was begun. “Frank purchased glass for the museum from private collectors and at auctions, and the museum contains a wide variety of Fenton glass, ranging from items dating back to 1907, rare Carnival glass and offhand ware from the 1920s to Louise Piper handpainted decorations and significant glass colors and decorative treatments from every decade of Fenton glass production. This auction sale will be one of the great events in Fenton glass history, I’m sure.”
Founded in 1905, the Fenton Art Glass Co. began making glass in Williamstown on Jan. 2, 1907. Glass production ceased in July 2011. The Fenton Gift Shop remains open, and its hours of operation can be found at www.fentongiftshop.com.