Orange Tree - Fenton
One of Fenton's most popular patterns, Orange Tree was produced in a great range of shapes. Only the plates, bowls, and mugs, however, are found in much of a color range. Orange Tree appears in the Butler Brothers catalog starting in 1912 and lasting through 1929. It must have been a popular pattern to have such a long production period.

The standard Orange Tree plate and bowl features four orange trees emanating from a ring near the center. Within this ring is a scale pattern design. Some of the plates and bowls have an alternate center in which the trunk of the orange trees seems to skip the interior band and continue slightly into the center. The blue plate above left shows such a "Tree Trunk Center". Standard bowls may be found ice cream shaped, round, 6 or 8 ruffled and in the 3-in-1 shape. The standard Orange Tree plates and bowls have the Breaded Berry exterior pattern.

Plates are found frequently in blue, marigold and white. Amethyst, clambroth and green would be harder to find. Celeste blue, ice green, peach opal and yellow are considered rare. Standard bowls are found in a variety of colors including amethyst, blue, green, marigold, red and white. Found infrequently are amber, aqua opal, celeste blue, ice green, marigold on moonstone, peach opal, powder blue, vaseline and yellow.

Pitchers and tumblers all have four feet, which are highly susceptible to damage. Water sets are found in limited colors of blue and marigold and to a much less extent white. However, on rare occasions, pitchers and tumblers have been found in celeste blue, ice green and ice green opal.

Above are Orange Tree punch bowls or sets. Typically found with ruffled tops such as the white example. Also found in a round and flared versions, as shown above. Punch sets can be found in blue and marigold and, to a lesser extent, in white. Marigold on moonstone and green are also known but should be considered rare.

The third photo above shows a punch bowl that is flared and ruffled. These are to be considered fruit bowls as they would hold very little punch. They are quite rare and are only found in blue and marigold. This example, in blue, sold at the 2022 American Carnival Glass Association auction. Photo courtesy of Wroda Auction Services.

Fruit or orange bowls have three scroll feet and measure 10 to 11 inches across. When flattened these fruit bowls are called centerpiece bowls and they can be quite dramatic. The berry sets are made from their own unique molds and have four square feet which are almost always damaged. Footed sherberts have many orange trees around the bowl.
Above left are two wine glasses, the regular and the variant. The variant is a bit taller and has an additional band just above the pattern. The compotes in the center photo, both round and flared and ruffled, were made from the wine mold. These compotes are found in a range of colors.

The rosebowl, shown in the far right photo, is commonly called "Fenton Flowers" but it is part of the Orange Tree line. It has three twig feet and scallops along the top. The interior is plain. On occasion, this piece is flared upwards and would be called a nut bowl or flattened and then would be called a candy dish. But it is most often found in this rosebowl shape with the top curved in. Colors are many with amethyst, blue, green, marigold, red and white found often. Rarer colors would include lavender, lime green, peach opal, powder blue and smoke.

The Orange Tree loving cups are easily found in blue, green and marigold. They are also found in amethyst and white but not as frequently. Aqua opal, peach opal, lime green and powder blue are extremely rare to be found in the loving cup shape.

Orange Tree mugs are found in two sizes; the shaving mug as shown on the left with a 3 inch base, and the standard mug with a 2 1/2 inch base. Shaving mugs are found often in blue, such as the one pictured here. In addition, red shaving mugs are found regularly. Shaving mugs are found in several other colors including amber, amethyst, aqua, green, lime green, marigold, powder blue and vaseline although these are much rarer. Standard mugs are found in a host of colors with the most common being amber, amethyst, aqua, blue, lime green, marigold, powder blue, red and vaseline. Standard mugs are also found less often in green, sapphire, smoke, teal and white.

Orange Tree hatpin holders are found in blue, green and marigold. Rarer examples are also known in amethyst and white.

The Orange Tree breakfast set consists of a small creamer and sugar. The pieces in the table set are larger. Each breakfast set piece is handled, has flutes around the piece with a scalloped top and a sawtooth rim. Each flute has an orange tree within it. There is no other pattern element. Colors are amethyst, blue, marigold and white. A rare ice green is known. Photo of breakfast set is courtesy of Sheffield Auctions.
The Orange Tree table set consists of the typical four pieces: covered butter, covered sugar, creamer and sugar. Each piece has the Orange Tree four feet. The finials on the covered pieces are not iridized as they were probably covered by a tool used to hold them while being sprayed with the iridescent salts. Colors are amethyst, blue, marigold and white. Blue and marigold are found most often but even these do not appear that frequently. Rare pieces in celeste blue and ice green are known.
Above are Orange Tree powder jars in amethyst and blue. Blue is the most common color followed by amethyst and marigold. Other colors include green, lime green and powder blue but these are much more scarce. These lidded jars and the hatpin holders are the only pieces made in this pattern that would be included in a dresser set and were sometimes advertised in the Butler Brothers catalog together.