|Rustic - Fenton|
|Rustic vases are characterized by the evenly spaced hobs around the trunk, without background or additional details. The photo above shows the five different variations that the Rustic vases come in.
At left is a typical marigold standard vase. These have a 3 to 3 1/4-inch base and are 6 to 11 inches tall. Some have tight crimped tops such as this one. Standard vases have nine rows of hobs around the body of the vase and eight flames at the top.
The second and third to the left shows the midsize and midsize variant, both with 4 to 4 1/4-inch bases. The variant is most easily distinguished by the hobs in each of the nine flames. The two photos to the right show the tops of the two mid-size vases. The top photo is the regular mid-size and the bottom is the variant and clearly shows the extra hob in the flames. Mid-size vases have seven rows of hobs around the body of the vase and 10 flames at the top. Mid-size Variant vases have ten rows of hobs around the body of the vase plus one extra row of hobs in the nine flames at the top.
The two vases to the right show the two versions of the Rustic funeral size. These have a 5 to 5 1/4-inch base and heights between 17 and 23 inches. The example on the far right has a secondary collar base called a band or plunger. Funeral vases have 11 rows of hobs around the body of the vase and 10 flames at the top. Plunger based funeral vases have nine rows of hobs around the body of the vase and 12 flames at the top.
All sizes come in various colors.
|Unswung funeral vases are refered to as jardinieres such as this white 7 1/2-inch tall unswung vase to the right. It has a 5 1/2-inch base. Photo courtesy Burns Auctions. The flared amethyst jardiniere is 6 inches tall.
To the right is a vase with a 1909 penny molded into the base. The glass worker must have dropped the penny into the mold before dropping in the molten glass.